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All the latest Network Rail news.

WWII bomb-damaged signal box celebrates 120 years

13th June 2019

A doodlebug, a blast-injured signaller and one of the longest frames on the South Eastern railway – Maidstone West signal […]

Network Rail staff receive Queen’s birthday Honours

12th June 2019

The former head of the Thameslink Programme and a Network Rail incident officer have today been honoured in the Queen’s […]

Passengers to benefit from new assisted travel lounge at Birmingham New Street

11th June 2019

Passengers who need help to get on and off trains at Birmingham New Street station now have a dedicated waiting […]

Network Rail unveils proposals to protect vital south west rail line bordered by steep cliffs and the sea

10th June 2019

Proposals have been published for a series of potential changes to a section of railway line in south Devon that […]

Damian Green MP unveils second mural in Ashford’s Newtown Road underpass as transformation advances

7th June 2019

Rail passengers, residents and shoppers in Ashford can now enjoy an even more pleasant journey through the Newtown Road underpass, […]

Green commitments given seal of approval

6th June 2019

Passengers at Britain’s biggest and busiest stations can now shop more sustainably thanks to a new initiative from Network Rail. […]

Rail services resume as major upgrade from Southend Victoria to Wickford successfully completed

4th June 2019

Rail passengers will once again be able to travel on the Southend line as the work to upgrade the overhead […]

Work begins on new sea wall which will help protect vital rail artery to the south west for next 100 years

3rd June 2019

Network Rail has started work on a new bigger sea wall at Dawlish, in Devon, which will provide greater protection […]

London’s newest station opens as part of major railway upgrade to tackle congestion and boost regeneration

3rd June 2019

London’s newest station Meridian Water in Enfield, was opened today (3 June 2019) by Rt Honourable Chris Grayling MP Secretary […]

Passengers in the South West to benefit from thousands of extra seats as new services introduced between Plymouth and Penzance

31st May 2019

Passengers in Devon and Cornwall will notice something unusual on their commute this week as Network Rail and GWR have […]

BAM Nuttall awarded new Kintore station contract

30th May 2019

Network Rail has appointed BAM Nuttall as the main contractor for the construction of the new Kintore station. The £14.5m […]

Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd achieve a 97% diesel-free “Site of the Future”

30th May 2019

A project led by the Network Rail and Colas Rail has used solar lighting and power generation to prove the […]

Level crossing cameras installed to catch motorists who endanger lives on the railway

29th May 2019

Network Rail today warned drivers in Lancashire, Cumbria and on Merseyside they can now be caught on camera if they […]

Work starts on new Horden railway station

28th May 2019

Work is now underway on a new £10.55 million railway station which is expected to bring an economic boost to […]

Improving accessibility for passengers at Coulsdon South

23rd May 2019

Network Rail will be installing lifts to the platforms and a new footbridge to be provide step-free access at Coulsdon […]

New Heritage Partnership Agreement Signed at King’s Cross Station

22nd May 2019

Today (Tuesday, 21 May) Heritage Minister Michael Ellis attended the signing of a Heritage Partnership Agreement (HPA) at King’s Cross Station […]

Abseil teams tackle steep conditions to protect railway cutting from rockfalls

21st May 2019

Specialist abseiling teams are protecting a section of Victorian-built railway in Warwickshire to prevent delays caused by rockfalls. Network Rail […]

Tree cutting is root to a safer railway

20th May 2019

Network Rail will be carrying out work to remove trees and vegetation between Haymarket and Dalmeny between now and August. […]

Biggest ever signalling upgrade a step closer to completion

17th May 2019

The UK’s biggest ever signalling upgrade is a step closer to completion as Network Rail carried out a significant stage […]

Change afoot at Network Rail as new regional managing directors announced to drive new ‘passenger first’ approach

16th May 2019

Five new regional managing directors were announced today as a key part in Network Rail’s evolution to a more nimble, […]

Network Rail announces £800m rail haulage and seasonal services contracts

15th May 2019

• Rail haulage and seasonal service contracts worth a total value of £800m • Awarded to Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Direct […]

Siding with sustainability

15th May 2019

An overgrown railway siding at Eastbourne has been brought back into use by recycling track removed during the successful Three […]