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2014-07-17 12:21:15

Modernized Station's Capacity Has Doubled LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel and Network Rail have successfully completed the massive expansion of Reading railway station--one of the busiest outside London--on schedule and within budget. The work was carried out over four years as a major part of the $1.5 billion (£895 million) Reading Station Area Redevelopment program. The track layout outside Reading station has been improved to ease congestion, and the station's...

London Crossrail Project Unearths History Of Black Death
2014-03-31 08:45:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A forensic analysis of teeth taken from 660-year-old skeletons recently dug up during London’s Crossrail project excavations reveal that the corpses were the victims from the great Black Death pandemic of the 14th century. The skeletal teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and were dated to 1348-50. According to historical records, thousands of Londoners perished during these years and were dumped in a mass...

Roman Skulls Found In London River
2013-10-02 15:36:40

[ Watch the Video: Roman Skulls Turn Up In London River ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists working with London’s Crossrail project have announced the latest discovery brought about by the transit project’s excavations – 20 human skulls. The team of archaeologists said the skulls were probably washed away from burial sites by the Walbrook river, one of London's 'lost' waterways. “This is an unexpected and fascinating discovery that reveals...

UK Railway Project Unearths Possible Black Death Plague Graves
2013-03-17 08:54:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than a dozen bodies believed to be those of plague victims have been unearthed by excavation workers working on the construction of a new railroad in the UK, various media outlets reported late last week. According to Joe Shute of The Telegraph, engineers working on the $22 billion Crossrail project uncovered a total of 14 bodies in a previously undiscovered Black Death plague pit located at Charterhouse Square in...

2010-08-03 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it received a contract from Network Rail to progress the development of a major rail infrastructure project at Stockley Flyover in west London. Officials did not disclose the contract value. The Flyover is located in the Heathrow Airport Junction area, a high traffic vicinity servicing trains to and from Heathrow as well as along the Great Western Main Line, the main line...

2009-05-05 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd had been appointed as Project Representative by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL) for the $24 billion (pounds Sterling 15.9 billion) Crossrail programme. Jacobs will provide oversight services to the project sponsors (DfT and TfL) to help guide the delivery of Crossrail services to schedule, within budget and to the...

2009-03-17 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it has been awarded design frameworks by Crossrail Ltd (CRL) for the Tunnels & Shafts and Central Stations categories of the Crossrail project. Work will include the detailed design and management of the design for CRL during the construction phase. Jacobs will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work within these categories. The design framework...

2008-09-27 03:00:25

By Barrow, Keith Arup director Mark Bostock talks to Keith Barrow about how improved rail links to London's Heathrow Airport could boost rail's market share and provide a catalyst for the construction of high- speed lines in Britain. LONDON HEATHROW is one of the world's busiest airports, with around 67.3 million passengers passing through its five terminals every year. Heathrow has had a metro and an express rail link to central London for many years, but rail journeys to other parts of...

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