Hochtief wins contract for Hitchin flover
The award to build the £62 million flyover at Hitchin which will take the Down Cambridge line over the ECML has been awarded to Hochtief.
This will be a 2km of new railway and involves 1 1,200m embankment and a 30-span viaduct at 840m long to span the East Coast Main Line.
This has long been a bottleneck as Cambridge bound trains conflict with Up ECML services. Network Rail reports there has been a 35% rise in passengers from Peterborough and an 18% rise in passengers between London and Cambridge.
Responses to “Hochtief wins contract for Hitchin flover”
Current Issue: May 2016
Luxury 'Shed': GBRf Class 66 gets Royal Scotsman livery
Enter the 'Azuma': Virgin unveils its East Coast future
The Vic Berry story: The rise and fall of the prolific modern traction scrapper
FREE inside: LNER bookazine (exclusive to W H Smith)
Life in the fast lane: Chance pictures of trains overtaking on the main line
40 pages of modelling: Rapido APT-E - first review of the '00' model; NSE anniversary - Bachmann models released; Layout focus - Aberdeen Kirkhill HST depot
• Next issue on sale: May 19, 2016