Network Rail stories

All the latest Network Rail news.

Network Rail is recruiting apprentices in Peterborough

14th November 2018

You are never too old to start a new career thanks to a Network Rail apprenticeship and the organisation is […]

Network Rail open for business as Innovate UK partnership creates new channel to procure innovation

13th November 2018

In a bid to see new ideas, greater efficiencies and more investment in the railway, Network Rail is partnering with Innovate […]

‘Stay off the railway’ warning as Walsall to Rugeley line is electrified

13th November 2018

The overhead power lines on the railway between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley are now live as work continues to […]

Network Rail makes a splash with free drinking water for passengers at London Waterloo

12th November 2018

Passengers are now benefitting from free drinking water facilities at Britain’s busiest railway station, London Waterloo, installed by Network Rail. […]

South Western Railway passengers advised to check before travelling over festive period

9th November 2018

South Western Railway passengers have been urged to plan ahead this festive period as Network Rail carry out important upgrade […]

Pigeon patrol takes to the ‘skies’ of Britain’s busiest railway station

8th November 2018

Staff at Britain’s busiest railway station – Waterloo – welcomed a feathery new recruit to their ranks this week in the […]

Passengers encouraged to make small talk and help save lives on the railway

7th November 2018

Rail passengers are being encouraged to look out for those around them, in the latest Samaritan’s campaign to reduce suicide […]

Customers travelling on Midland Main Line urged to check before they travel this Christmas and New Year

7th November 2018

Network Rail is urging passengers planning on travelling on the Midland Main Line, which runs from London St Pancras to […]

Network Rail significantly changes Bescot sleeper facility plans following public feedback

6th November 2018

Network Rail has significantly changed its plans for a new sleeper facility in Bescot following feedback from local people. After […]

£1.7 million station refurbishment underway at Longbridge

5th November 2018

Work has begun on the £1.7 million refurbishment of Longbridge station in Birmingham. Passengers will benefit from a better, more […]

New step-free footbridge opens in Tottenham making access to services and the Lee Valley easier

5th November 2018

As part of the £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme, Network Rail has opened a new footbridge over the West Anglia […]

Network Rail Seeks Partners for Improved Passenger Journeys

2nd November 2018

Network Rail and the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) are seeking innovative solutions from UK based businesses which could help understand […]

£8.2m Christmas upgrade to boost reliability for passengers travelling into London Victoria

2nd November 2018

Rail passengers across Sussex, south London and parts of Surrey and people travelling to Gatwick Airport are being warned of […]

New Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired artwork unveiled at Glasgow Central

1st November 2018

A new Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired pavilion has been unveiled at Glasgow Central station. Standing 15ft high and more than six-feet […]

ORR approves £35bn plans to boost Britain’s railway reliability and timetabling

31st October 2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today set out its final determination on Network Rail’s £35bn plans (£31bn in England […]

Extra track ready to be installed on the Felixstowe branch line as part of major upgrade

31st October 2018

Network Rail engineers have installed 2,300 sleepers along with ballast, the stones that form the track bed, ready for the […]

Reedham junction and re-signalling works completed as part of Network Rail’s wider Railway Upgrade Plan

30th October 2018

The £68m modernisation of the Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft railways took a major step forward last week (19 – 29 October) […]

Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the south west to start in November

29th October 2018

World leading engineers in coastal, tunnel, cliff and railway engineering are to carry out vital repair work in Dawlish, Devon, […]

Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa electrification goes live

26th October 2018

The public are being warned that overhead power cables on lines from Larbert through Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa will be […]

Vital upgrade work for Highland main line

25th October 2018

Network Rail engineers will be delivering a multi-million-pound programme of enhancement and maintenance projects on the Highland main line over […]

Successful completion of Stirling Dunblane Alloa engineering works

24th October 2018

Lines through Stirling re-opened on Monday 22 October following successful completion of an eight-day, multi-million-pound upgrade to prepare the railway […]

West Yorkshire gets the green light as Network Rail completes vital upgrade to the railway

23rd October 2018

Network Rail has completed a vital upgrade to the signalling system in West Yorkshire as part of the Great North […]