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All the latest Network Rail news.

Final 100mph speed checks on newly electrified Manchester to Preston railway

22nd February 2019

A test train along the newly electrified railway between Manchester and Preston made its final journey overnight to complete checks […]

Signalling upgrade of the Wherry lines continues with track works at Brundall junction

21st February 2019

The next phase of works to upgrade the signalling systems and track as part of the Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft (NYL) […]

Project to improve accessibility at West Yorkshire station gets underway

20th February 2019

Passengers using Marsden station will no longer have to face a large drop between the train and the platform as […]

Passengers urged to check before travelling as essential maintenance work starts on Victorian era tunnels in the south west

19th February 2019

Passengers planning journeys to and from the south west between Monday 18 February and Friday 8 March are being urged […]

Network Rail gives ‘green-light’ to next five-year railway spending plan

18th February 2019

Network Rail has given the ‘green-light’ to the funding package and spending plan for Britain’s railway infrastructure for the five […]

Investment allowing eight car trains between Cambridge and King’s Lynn given the green light

15th February 2019

A significant enhancement scheme to tackle congestion between Cambridge and King’s Lynn has been given the go ahead by the […]

Friends, Romans, Passengers, lend me your ears: Stratford-upon-Avon station is getting a refurb

14th February 2019

The busiest railway station on the Shakespeare line is getting an upgrade, with £1.5m of improvements being made at Stratford-upon-Avon […]

Cumbrian passengers to benefit from multi-million-pound stations investment

12th February 2019

Railway stations on the Cumbrian coast, Lakes and Furness lines will be improved this year as part of a £15 […]

Network Rail – Putting Passengers First

12th February 2019

Dear colleague Most of you will be aware that our CEO Andrew Haines initiated a review to assess how we […]

Cutting edge technology helping Network Rail to almost double track maintenance capacity

11th February 2019

Network Rail is boosting its capacity to identify and fix track defects using cutting edge technology, reducing delays caused by […]

£1m railway upgrade at Beaconsfield will lead to improved journeys

8th February 2019

Nearly 700 metres of railway track through Beaconsfield is to be replaced as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. […]

Glasgow Central’s Clyde Bridge in line for £13m refurbishment

7th February 2019

Network Rail is set to begin a £13m, two-year renovation project on the landmark railway bridge over the River Clyde […]

Completion of major Southend Victoria branch line improvements brought forward in response to passenger feedback

6th February 2019

The £46m project work to replace the entire overhead wiring system and structures on the railway between Southend Victoria and […]

Public inquiry begins into next phase of transformational East West Rail project

5th February 2019

Plans for the East West Rail project will take a major step forward with the start of a public inquiry […]

Latest stage of major project at Market Harborough station means two weekends of changes for East Midlands rail passengers

4th February 2019

Network Rail is advising passengers travelling on the Midland Main Line on the weekend of 16/17 and 23/24 February to […]

Network Rail submits plans for improved sea wall at Dawlish as part of the South West Rail Resilience Programme

4th February 2019

Network Rail has made a planning submission to Teignbridge District Council to improve the long-term resilience of the railway linking […]

Vital £9m rail upgrade set to begin on Aberdeen-Dundee line

1st February 2019

Network Rail engineers will be delivering a £9m programme of track and level crossing enhancements between Aberdeen and Dundee over […]

Dyer & Butler completes restoration of Victorian footbridge in Lewes

31st January 2019

Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, and part of […]

Bolton station gets £1m facelift

31st January 2019

A £1m package of upgrades to Bolton station has been announced by Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine Express. Between now […]

Network Rail announces preferred bidders for next generation of rail system contracts

30th January 2019

Network Rail have announced preferred bidders to deliver the next decade of rail system – anything needed to make the […]

Plan to keep train customers moving during cold snap

29th January 2019

Network Rail frontline teams are prepared to keep train customers on the move through snow and ice. Between London Euston and Carlisle, […]

Network Rail welcomes its first dedicated head of apprenticeships to improve access to rail careers

28th January 2019

Richard Turner has been appointed as Network Rail’s first dedicated head of apprenticeship delivery to develop new programmes and help […]