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London: TfL has agreed with the government that its funding package can be extended by 2 weeks as discussions about future funding continue.
The HS2 rail project has generated more than 400 apprenticeships to date, with a goal of creating 2,000 over the course of the project.
HS2 Ltd has signed a contract with contractor Skanka Costain STRAVAG JV for the first 2 tunnel boring machines to start on the HS2 project.
Alstom has won a three-year signalling contract with Network Rail to upgrade the equipment in the London Victoria area.
Crossrail Ltd has handed over the governance of the Crossrail project (Elizabeth Line) to Transport for London (TfL) prior to trial running.
Deutsche Bahn and CRO are conducting a joint study into the risks of contracting coronavirus for conductors on trains.
HS2 Ltd has today (4 Sep 2020) announced the formal start of construction on the high-speed railway line, a major milestone for the project.
Solihull Council has awarded planning permission for the HS2 Interchange Station, the surrounding landscaping and the automated people mover.
Dynamic testing begins on the full length of the Tuen Ma Line, the Sha Tin to Central Link. This second phase is due to open in 2021.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the design for the vent shaft headhouse at Amersham, one of five such structures along the Chiltern tunnel.
The central section of Crossrail – the Elizabeth line – will now not open until 2022, Crossrail Ltd has said in its most recent update.
HS2 Ltd has begun its search for the contractor to deliver the high-voltage power supply systems, traction and non-traction, for the line.
HS2's Old Oak Common site has been handed over to contractors Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA, who won the contract to build the station in 2019.
The central Crossrail section will not open next summer now as previously promised because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Old Oak Common, one of the new stations being built for HS2, has received planning approval. The JV building it will begin in June 2020.
The Network of European Railways (NEE) expressed alarm over a potential pause to the HGV toll in Germany until 2023.