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All the latest Network Rail news.

Network Rail awards Ilford and Romford station upgrade contract

23rd September 2019

The contract to complete Network Rail’s upgrade of east London stations for the Crossrail project has been awarded to VolkerFitzpatrick. […]

Scotland’s Railway gets ready for autumn

20th September 2019

Scotland’s Railway is more prepared than ever before to keep trains moving during autumn. Rail cleaning trains will treat 20,000 […]

Planning application for Forth Bridge Experience submitted

19th September 2019

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to City of Edinburgh Council for proposals to install a bridge walk and […]

WATCH: Drivers warned to not jump the barriers at Essex level crossings

19th September 2019

Drivers are being warned to be patient at busy levels crossings in Essex following two incidents on the same day […]

Network Rail and Hack Partners launch post-hackathon acceleration fund

18th September 2019

Network Rail and Hack Partners, the company behind the HackTrain initiative, have launched a new post-hackathon fund designed to accelerate […]

Bexleyheath line to close for 9-days in February 2020 for major engineering work

17th September 2019

Network Rail will close the railway between Kidbrooke and Barnehurst during the February half term next year to carry out […]

Network Rail confirms route director appointments

16th September 2019

Network Rail’s regional directors have each confirmed a series of appointments to their senior management teams as the company’s 14 […]

Improvement work at Ty Gwyn station comes to an end

11th September 2019

Improvement work at Ty Gwyn railway station has been completed by Network Rail. The station has been closed for three […]

Official opening for Stirling station footbridge

10th September 2019

Stirling’s fully-accessible footbridge and lifts have opened for passengers. In a £4m investment, the station’s historic lattice footbridge has been […]

Life-saving equipment rolled out to more railway stations across the Wales and Borders route

9th September 2019

Network Rail and Transport for Wales have been working in partnership to install life-saving defibrillators in a number of railway […]

Vital upgrades for West Highland Line

6th September 2019

Network Rail engineers will be delivering upgrade and refurbishment works on the West Highland Line this October. The line will […]

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

5th September 2019

Network Rail is set to restart work on a new bigger sea wall at Dawlish, in Devon, on 9 September […]

New Trimley bridge provides safer access across railway

3rd September 2019

A new, safe, step-free route across the Felixstowe branch line has been opened at Trimley St Martin, providing access to […]

Almost a mile of track replaced in Liverpool Street tunnel

2nd September 2019

Almost a mile of track has been replaced on the approach to London Liverpool Street, the third busiest station in […]

Work to upgrade the Southend Victoria line resumes

30th August 2019

Work to improve journeys for passengers by upgrading the overhead wires between Shenfield and Southend Victoria resumed over the weekend […]

Vital track upgrades for Calton Tunnel

29th August 2019

Engineers will be renewing the track through a key Edinburgh rail tunnel next month in a £1m investment in Scotland’s […]

London Bridge passengers can escape the rush at a new garden oasis unveiled on Stainer Street

28th August 2019

Passengers at London Bridge station can now escape the hustle and bustle of their daily commutes after the Stainer Street […]

Final phase of platform extensions for Queen Street

27th August 2019

Network Rail is advising passengers that platforms 4 and 5 at Glasgow Queen Street will close from mid-September to mid-October, […]

Passengers benefit from more reliable railway after bank holiday investment

27th August 2019

Passengers are benefitting from a more reliable railway after major engineering work over the August bank holiday. Sections of track […]

Colchester United helps to kick the trespassing habit

23rd August 2019

Working with Colchester United Football Club, Network Rail is encouraging young people to kick the habit of trespassing on the […]

Endangered crayfish rescued during Victorian viaduct strengthening

22nd August 2019

Work to reinforce a 173-year-old railway viaduct is providing a more reliable railway for passengers and helping protect endangered crayfish […]

Network Rail announces contract award to support workbank delivery

20th August 2019

Network Rail has awarded major contracts to both Altran and AECOM to support the delivery of work within its Safety, […]