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Issue 677 - 24 July 2015: Business Briefing
Competition authority proposes shake-up to intercity rail routes

Competition authority proposes shake-up to intercity rail routes

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is consulting on options for introducing more on-track competition to Britain’s passenger rail market.  Competition in passenger services is currently secured mainly... continue

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Mouchel/Hyder study trans-Pennine tunnel
The DfT and Transport for the North have awarded a £1.3m contract to a Mouchel/Hyder joint venture to study the viability of a new high... continue

Frontier wins DfT evaluation project
The DfT has appointed Frontier Economics to study the data requirements necessary to improve the post-opening evaluation of transport projects (LTT... continue

HE commissions Expressways advice
Highways England has awarded a joint venture of ARUP and URS (now part of AECOM) a £248,933 contract to advise on the new Expressway trunk road... continue

HE commissions innovation advice
Highways England has awarded a joint venture of ARUP and URS (now part of AECOM) a £199,903 contract to deliver Highway England’s first... continue

Atkins advices HE on tourist signing
Highways England has awarded  Atkins a £27,977 contract to review the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges sections on traffic signs to... continue

Japanese buy MIRA research centre
MIRA, the automotive testing and engineering consultancy based in Nuneaton, has been bought by Horiba, a Japanese firm with automotive R&D... continue

EuropCar takes control of E-Car Club
EuropCar Lab, the unit of EuropCar dedicated to innovation, has acquired a majority stake in E-Car Club, the UK’s first entirely electric... continue

Atkins advises on cycle boardwalk
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has awarded consultant Atkins a £114,495 contract to undertake proof of concept work on the proposed... continue