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Birmingham Chamber: Dont Forget HS2!

Business leaders in Birmingham and the West Midlands today urged the government to stand firm on plans for a high speed rail link between Birmingham and London. But they were unperturbed that the HS2 project, which will reportedly create 22,000 sustainable jobs in the West Midlands alone, was not included in the Queen's Speech. Michael Ward, president of Birmingham Chamber, said: "We did not expect HS2 legislation to be announced today with the hybrid Bill due next year. This is vital to keeping...
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9th Railway Exhibition: May 2012

Despite global economic uncertainty, investments in Britain's national railway infrastructure are poised to rise over the next three years, promising busy times ahead for suppliers across the entire sector. We note that the 9th International Railway Infrastructure Exhibition is being held at the NEC in Birmingham from 1-3 May 2012. Infrarail, the definitive exhibition of products and services for the rail infrastructure market in the UK, is taking place at Hall 3 (just minutes walk from Birmingham...
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Bank Station Upgrade Shortlist

We read on the Construction Enquier that Bank underground staion is having an upgrade and London Underground has announced their shortlist. All four will now go through the new Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) procurement process to select a winner by July 2013. For more on this story, including details of the shortlisted bidders, go to Four bidders shortlisted for £500m Bank station upgrade.
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London Bridge Revamp

The London Bridge re-vamp work has finally been approved by Southwark Council. The contractor, Osborne, will start initial non-disruptive preparatory work in 2012 under a £10m-plus contract. The work will involve removing and transferring key station services and assets, such as telecoms cabling, around the station by 2013. Work will continue after the Olympic Games next summer, with major work on its £400m contract due begin in 2013. The station will remain operational throughout the...
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McNulty Report Angers Rail Staff and Passengers

It would seem that the McNulty report has stirred up quite a lot of reaction. Sir Roy McNulty has maintained that £1 billion a year could be saved. That's the equivalent of 20 per cent of the present public subsidy to railways in Britain. His report also states that there will be a 'levelling of fares' with the main sufferers being the off peak travellers. The report has not been well received by the unions who have already been voicing their resentment at suggestions that railway staff...
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