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All the latest Network Rail news.

Network Rail begins improvement work at Nottinghamshire level crossing

11th May 2020

Network Rail has started work to improve a Nottinghamshire level crossing, which will make sure it can continue to be used reliably […]

Level crossing in Oxfordshire closes as new footbridge opens

11th May 2020

A level crossing in Tackley, Oxfordshire, has closed and been replaced by footbridge as Network Rail continues to make the […]

Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel went blue for NHS and all critical workers

8th May 2020

Network Rail lit up the Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel on Thursday night at 8pm in honour and gratitude to all NHS […]

Railway to mark 75th Anniversary of VE Day

8th May 2020

Stations around the country will echo the sounds of the past today as they pay tribute to the people who […]

Network Rail to help UK rail supply chain secure business abroad

7th May 2020

Network Rail has announced that references will now be provided for use by UK suppliers when bidding for overseas contracts […]

Drivers and pedestrians risk their lives at Bicester level crossing

7th May 2020

Shocking footage from a level crossing in Bicester has revealed drivers and pedestrians are risking their lives and regularly ignoring […]

New track to be installed on the Clacton-on-Sea branch line over Early May Bank Holiday weekend

6th May 2020

Essential rail works will take place to replace track at Weeley and Bentley on the Clacton-on-Sea branch line during the […]

New campaign launched to tackle lockdown trespassers

5th May 2020

Network Rail has launched a new awareness-raising campaign to warn against trespassing on the railway during the COVID-19 lockdown. The […]

Storm damaged Cumbrian Coast line set to reopen in one month

5th May 2020

Repairs will soon be complete on a section of the Cumbrian Coast line left badly damaged by three consecutive storms […]

Passengers urged to only travel if they have to during Early May bank holiday rail improvement works

4th May 2020

Only travel if you have to over the Early May bank holiday weekend Passengers will benefit from a more reliable […]

Soham station takes a step towards reality

4th May 2020

Proposals for a new railway station in Soham have taken a step forward with the submission of an application to […]

Network Rail supports London’s vital supermarket supplies with new freight route from Spain

1st May 2020

Network Rail is working hard to keep supermarkets supplied with food by working with suppliers on two new food routes […]

Up, up and away: 1960s West Coast main line railway flyover has lift off

1st May 2020

Huge sections of a concrete railway flyover are being lifted out by some of the largest cranes in Europe to […]

Findhorn Viaduct Lit up Blue in support of NHS

1st May 2020

Findhorn viaduct at Tomatin, near Inverness, was lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all […]

West Coast main line improvement work taking place over May weekends

30th April 2020

Major railway upgrades to take place over weekends in May at Bletchley, Wembley, Wolverhampton and Chorley to improve future journeys […]

Transporting waste on vital freight service helps to create enough renewable energy to power 50,000 homes

30th April 2020

Household waste is helping to keep the lights on for 50,000 homes during the coronavirus crisis as Network Rail continues […]

Trespass film wins prize at New York TV and film festival

29th April 2020

A film that highlights the dangers of rail trespass has won a prestigious award at an international New York festival. […]

Work progressing to improve journeys on Buxton to Manchester railway line

28th April 2020

Major work is taking place to protect the railway from landslips in the picturesque Derbyshire Peak District. Engineers are upgrading […]

Network Rail worker in East Midlands supports the NHS during COVID-19 crisis

28th April 2020

A Network Rail worker in the East Midlands has been busy supporting vulnerable people and making face visors for NHS […]

Distillery lifts railway spirits with hand sanitiser delivery

27th April 2020

A gin distillery turned hand sanitiser producer is helping essential railway staff to keep freight and passenger trains moving across […]