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Carillion fallout continues

Following news of Carillion’s liquidation on Monday, question marks over the stability of another government supplier have emerged.

It's on yer bike for Serco

Transport for London has appointed Serco to design, build and operate a scheme to make 6000 bicycles available to hire across central London.

Serco preferred bidder for £400m DLR service

Serco Group has been appointed preferred bidder to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway in London.

Carillion agrees transfer terms from Network Rail

Following Network Rail's announcement in October of its decision to take all rail maintenance in-house, Carillion will receive £17.6m which it will use to fund growth.

PPP secures investment in Norwich Airport

Local councils have signed a public private partnership deal with airport operator Omniport to ensure the viability and development of Norwich International Airport.

Transport for London awards business continuity contract

Garrison Continuity, an independent business continuity consultancy, has won a contract with Transport for London (TfL) to develop its strategy for responding to major disruption in the capital.

Sheffield selects Arup for travel studies

Design and engineering firm Arup has been appointed by Sheffield City Council to undertake two transport studies in north Sheffield.

Network Rail takes all maintenance in-house

Network Rail is to bring maintenance activity back in-house. The move will see contracts with seven infrastructure maintenance contractors and some 18,500 staff transferred.

Network Rail ends Balfour Beatty contract five months early

Network Rail has accelerated its plans to take direct control of railway maintenance by taking the Wessex area contract back in-house a full five months ahead of schedule.

Mayor promises 'strong management' for the Tube

From midnight last night London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone, took control of London Underground. He said he was confident the new management team, led by Tim O'Toole, would deliver the 'best possible' service.

Tube Lines communications contract goes to Marconi

The Tube Lines consortium has awarded the £19.2m Jubilee Line communication systems contract to Marconi, the first performance-based contract issued under the Tube PPP.

Serco wins Cornish airport contract

Serco has won the contract to run Newquay Cornwall Airport following a competitive tender.

Congestion charging - one week to go

As a Government advisor suggests the London congestion charge could be extended to cover other areas of the capital, Transport for London has set out how it will judge the success of the scheme.

Mixed response to launch of London congestion charging

Whilst some FM providers are fully prepared for the launch of London's £5 a day congestion charging scheme in a month's time, others are still reviewing their options.

Network Rail to take Amey contract in-house

Cash strapped rail contractor Amey has reached agreement with Network Rail to transfer its maintenance contract for the Reading Area of the railways to Network Rail when it expires in March.

Tube modernisation plans unveiled

The consortium which is to take over three of London's Underground lines plans to spend £4.4bn over the next seven and a half years.

NTL to build broadband network for Cambridgeshire

NTL Business has been awarded a contract worth £29m over eight years by Cambridgeshire County Council to create a broadband 'community network' initially linking more than 300 locations across the county.

Amec preferred bidder for DLR extension

A consortium led by Amec has been named preferred bidder for the 4.4km extension of the Docklands Light Railway to London City Airport.

Tube modernisation deal secured

Despite overt criticism and attempts by the London Mayor to stop the public private partnership for the Tube, the board of London Transport has agreed to the multibillion-pound modernisation of the capital's Underground.

Mayor confirms London congestion charge

London's Mayor, Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, has confirmed that congestion charging for central London will go ahead and has set 17th February next year as the start date.

Congestion charging could save London £4m per week

The congestion charging scheme planned for London by Mayor Ken Livingstone could bring net economic benefits to the capital of £200m a year.

Jarvis to advise CLG

Facilities management group Jarvis has been appointed technical adviser by Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG), the team bidding to take over Railtrack's railway assets and network operating role.

Five line up at London Bridge

Five teams have been shortlisted for a major station redevelopment contract in London.

Green light for Terminal 5

UK construction and FM companies were given a boost by the Government's decision to give the go-ahead to the new fifth terminal at Heathrow. The £2.5bn Terminal 5 should be operational by 2007.

DigiPlex reports demand for recovery facilities

Heightened awareness of the need for secure disaster recovery locations may provide a boost to the European co-location industry currently suffering from the downturn in the high technology sector.

Croydon to benefit from Tube link

The office market in Croydon will benefit from extensions to the Tube network announced by Transport Secretary Stephen Byers.

London congestion charging 'premature', say engineers

Londoners could face a potentially serious shortfall in public transport capacity if London May Ken Livingstone's congestion charging scheme goes ahead according to a new report by transport experts.


Features - Search found 1 features

Congestion countdown

City authorities around the world will be watching closely in a month's time when London's congestion charging experiment begins but how will it affect major office occupiers and FM providers?


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