Network Rail stories

All the latest Network Rail news.

Countdown to Christmas: two weeks to go until Network Rail’s major upgrade work begins

11th December 2018

People travelling between London, the West Midlands, the North West and Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead with Network […]

New platforms open at Britain’s busiest railway station as part of £800 million investment for passengers

10th December 2018

The former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station reopened permanently this morning (10 December) for the first time since international services […]

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

7th December 2018

Work is underway to install new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by summer 2019. […]

Network Rail partners with Thomas & Friends™ to teach children railway safety

6th December 2018

Network Rail has teamed up with the world’s most famous blue engine and preschooler favourite, Thomas the Tank Engine™, to […]

Track renewal project means smoother and faster journeys on the Cumbrian coast line

5th December 2018

Network Rail is investing £3m to replace 5,000 yards of ageing and worn out track on the Cumbrian coast line […]

Network Rail announces first contract awards for multi-billion-pound work bank in CP6

5th December 2018

Network Rail has announced the award of the first multi-million-pound contracts for Control Period 6 (2019-2024), worth a combined £645m. […]


4th December 2018

Sabre Rail Services Ltd have been awarded their largest single contract to date by Network Rail for the overhaul of […]

Preston to Blackpool drainage improvements to be completed in the New Year

4th December 2018

The railway between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for seven consecutive Sundays from 6 January 2019. This means buses […]

Two new railway lines into Bristol Temple Meads completed to help improve passenger journeys

3rd December 2018

This morning (Monday 3 December) Network Rail successfully completed the installation of two new railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood […]

Work to extend the platforms at five railway stations in West Yorkshire begins

29th November 2018

Network Rail and Northern are working together to carry out improvements to five railway stations in West Yorkshire as part […]

First electric train for Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa line

28th November 2018

Network Rail achieved another key milestone on the Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa Electrification Project overnight with the first electric test train running on […]

New railway technology – used for the first time in the UK – will give Network Rail more time to carry out vital maintenance work on the South Western Railway route

27th November 2018

New technology being rolled out across the South Western Railway route is set to give track workers an extra 1,600 […]

Rail upgrade to enhance competitiveness of Humber ports

26th November 2018

The largest port in the country is getting a boost thanks to a £15m upgrade to the Humber’s rail infrastructure. […]

£5 million overhaul of Kidsgrove station underway to make it accessible for everyone

26th November 2018

Work is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station, Staffordshire, to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by spring […]

£1.4m Chatham station regeneration gets underway

23rd November 2018

A major regeneration project that will breathe new life into the area around Chatham railway station and improve links between […]

Passengers reminded of vital Highland main line upgrade work

22nd November 2018

Network Rail is delivering a multi-million-pound programme of enhancement and maintenance projects that will affect services on the Highland main […]

Passengers experience faster and more reliable journeys after £21million Sevenoaks tunnel refurbishment

21st November 2018

Passengers are experiencing more reliable and faster journeys on one of the busiest routes in South East England as a […]

Changes to train services in February 2019 as Network Rail upgrades railway in Derbyshire

21st November 2018

Network Rail is giving passengers advance notice of a week of changes to train services between Derby and Matlock from […]

Network Rail seeks partner to deliver major digital railway transformation programme

20th November 2018

Network Rail is seeking a private sector partner to deliver a major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast […]

New platform part of two more key upgrades for Leeds Station

19th November 2018

Major investment in Leeds is set to continue after schemes to improve both train journeys and the look and feel […]

Network Rail’s £2billion plan to provide a better railway for passengers in Wales and Borders confirmed

16th November 2018

Network Rail in Wales and Borders is set to benefit from a record £2billion to provide a safer and more […]

Life-size indoor train station to help hammer home safety messages to young people

15th November 2018

Young people can now learn the dangers of the railway first-hand after a life-size train station was built indoors. “The […]