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Fascinating drone footage reveals extensive damage on Conwy Valley Line

22nd March 2019

Drone footage released by Network Rail Wales and Borders shows the extensive damage caused by Storm Gareth on the Conwy […]

£10m fund to improve passenger journeys

21st March 2019

A £10m booster fund has been announced by Network Rail’s Anglia route as part of its commitment to improve punctuality for […]

Opportunity to view revised proposals for a new railway sleeper facility in Bescot

20th March 2019

Network Rail is inviting local people to view its revised proposals for a railway sleeper manufacturing facility that will secure […]

Upgrades at West Yorkshire station will make travelling easier for everyone

19th March 2019

Passengers and users of Hebden Bridge station will enjoy a much-improved experience following completion of a £2.2 million investment to […]

Blackpool South line reopens after major phase of bridge replacement in Lytham St Annes

18th March 2019

The railway between Preston and Blackpool South has fully reopened after two consecutive weekends of work to replace a bridge […]

Scottish freight community launches plan to boost freight on the network

15th March 2019

The Scottish freight community has today launched a joint strategy to grow the amount of freight on the rails, as […]

Passengers benefitting from more reliable railway as train performance reaches seven year high

14th March 2019

Network Rail’s Western route has experienced the best start to a year in terms of train performance since 2012, with […]

Network Rail announces preferred bidders for final £1.5bn track work contracts

14th March 2019

Network Rail has announced the final preferred bidder for delivery of track upgrade works for the next decade in Central […]

Network Rail to complete Aberdeen-Inverurie double-tracking this summer

13th March 2019

Network Rail engineers will be working from May to August to complete a multi-million-pound upgrade to track and signalling between […]

Railway reopens thanks to the help of Ivy and Holly the robots

11th March 2019

The railway between Taunton and Exeter St David’s has reopened after a three-week closure thanks to Ivy and Holly the […]

Opening of new £1.2m railway bridge reconnects Paisley communities

8th March 2019

Network Rail has announced that the new £1.2m Arkleston footbridge In Paisley is now open. Work to demolish and reconstruct […]

Britain’s busiest railway station putting passengers first with better travel advice and new uniforms for station staff

7th March 2019

Passengers at London Waterloo station, which handles almost 100 million journeys each year, are now benefitting from more up to […]

Red tape slashed for investors and builders as Britain’s railways open for business

7th March 2019

To encourage investment from the private sector and other organisations, Network Rail has implemented new initiatives to make it easier […]

Move over Lord Sugar, Network Rail is looking for engine-eous apprentices in London, Essex and Cambridgeshire

6th March 2019

Are you excited about engineering, passionate about learning and want to work as part of a team to transform Britain’s […]

Competition winners announced for project looking to drive innovation through automated rail infrastructure design

5th March 2019

Network Rail and Innovate UK are pleased to announce Costain Limited, Graffica Limited, PEAN Technologies Limited and Plume Rail Limited […]

£3.9 million overhaul of Stechford station to provide step-free access for everyone

4th March 2019

Work will start later this month to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge at Stechford station to ensure step-free […]

Time-lapse shows impressive feat of engineering as 1,000-tonne crane replaces Bootle bridge

1st March 2019

Time-lapse footage has been released showing how Network Rail engineers have replaced an ageing railway bridge in Bootle by using […]

10-year-old boy praised for entry in Network Rail’s footbridge design competition

28th February 2019

A 10-year-old boy whose submission to a footbridge design competition wowed judges has been recognised by Network Rail and the […]

Rail passengers on Yorkshire Coast line urged to check before they travel as £2.8million investment takes place

27th February 2019

Network Rail is urging passengers planning on travelling between Hull and Scarborough to check before they travel as a £2.8million […]

Newly released images show major work taking place at Market Harborough station

26th February 2019

Network Rail have released images showing the first phase of work install a new, accessible footbridge at Market Harborough railway […]

£4.5 million overhaul of Tring station starts next month to provide step-free access for everyone

25th February 2019

Work will start next month to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge at Tring station to ensure step-free access across […]

Brighton Main Line welcomes passengers back after £67 million investment over 9 days

25th February 2019

Sussex passengers are seeing the benefits today as Network Rail handed the railway back on time following a 9-day closure […]