Network Rail stories

All the latest Network Rail news.

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as electrified lines switched on in Manchester

18th April 2019

The overhead power lines on the eastern side of Manchester Victoria station are now live as work continues to introduce […]

Easter investment for Scotland’s railway

17th April 2019

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock this Easter bank holiday to deliver more than £18m of improvements across Scotland’s […]

Plans for a new sea wall to protect the railway at Dawlish approved by Teignbridge District Council

16th April 2019

This afternoon (Tuesday 16 April) Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s plans to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish […]

Jumping sheep baa-red from the railway thanks to £50,000 dry-stone wall repairs

16th April 2019

Network Rail is making sure ‘ewe shall not pass’ by restoring dry-stone walls along 11 miles of Cumbrian railway to […]

Chorley railway bridges to undergo vital refurbishment work

15th April 2019

Two bridges over the West Coast main line in Lancashire are being refurbished to secure the future of the railway […]

Network Rail announces next stage of work to Bromham Road bridge

11th April 2019

Network Rail has announced details of the next stage of work to Bromham Road bridge in Bedford, as part of […]

Improved level crossing safety on the Felixstowe branch line

10th April 2019

Four level crossings on the Felixstowe branch line will be upgraded to make crossing the railway safer as part of […]

Shotts line electrification completed on time and on budget

9th April 2019

Network Rail has completed the £160m electrification of the Shotts Line on time and on budget. Delivery of the Scottish […]

New platforms on-track for Glasgow Queen Street

9th April 2019

The transformation of Glasgow Queen Street station will enter a new phase this month as engineers begin work to complete […]

Jess Phillips MP welcomes scheme to improve access at Stechford station

8th April 2019

Stechford station in Birmingham is being fitted with new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to make it more accessible for […]

No more cracks in the Potteries: moving railway embankment stabilised in Stoke-on-Trent

5th April 2019

The first phase of a £4m project to stabilise a moving railway embankment beside a residential street in Stoke-on-Trent is […]

Stations set for step-free access after being shortlisted for a share of the Government’s £300m Access for All funding

4th April 2019

Train stations in Kent and Sussex are among 73 across Britain set to benefit from a share of £300 million […]

Major repair work to begin on Conwy Valley Line

3rd April 2019

Network Rail has started work to repair the extensive damage to the Conwy Valley line this week. The line, which […]

Traffic management goes live in Wales

2nd April 2019

A new operational system has been introduced by Network Rail in south Wales, as one of the first digital railway […]

Passengers at the heart of Network Rail Wales and Borders’ five-year spending plan

1st April 2019

Plans for £2bn investment to improve the railway for passengers across Wales and Borders have been published by Network Rail. […]

Rutherglen in line for track renewals

29th March 2019

Network Rail is delivering a programme of major track renewals affecting routes through Rutherglen to Glasgow Central on Sundays from […]

Passengers at the heart of new plans for multi-billion pound investment in the railway

28th March 2019

Detailed plans for a multi-billion pound investment to improve the railway for passengers have been published by Network Rail today. […]

£5.7 billion to run the ‘Backbone of Britain’ railway

28th March 2019

Network Rail’s London-to-Carlisle region today unveiled its £5.7bn* plan to run a safe, reliable railway for its customers over the […]

Latest stage of investment at Leeds station will see new gateline installed

27th March 2019

Network Rail has today (Wednesday, 27 March) announced that an upgrade to the gateline leading to the main concourse at […]

Highland main line upgrade work complete

26th March 2019

Network Rail has completed a £57 million programme of upgrades on the Highland main line between Perth and Inverness. Completion […]

Views sought on future of Edinburgh Waverley Station

25th March 2019

With annual passenger numbers expected to double to over 49million by 2048, rail passengers, customers and the public are being […]

Vital upgrade to track near Peterborough station means trains can travel at higher speeds

25th March 2019

Network Rail has completed a £10million project which will allow trains to travel into Peterborough station at higher speeds, paving […]