Network Rail

We own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation.

That’s 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of tunnels, signals, level crossings and points. We also manage rail timetabling and 18 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

We work round-the-clock to provide a safe, reliable experience for the millions using Europe’s fastest-growing railway each and every day.


21st August 2019

Passengers are reminded to check before travelling to the West this August bank holiday

Wales and Western’s rail network will benefit from £9.4m worth of investment over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 […]

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24th April 2019

Bridge refurbishment re-connects Glasgow conservation areas

Network Rail has completed the refurbishment of the former Strathbungo station footbridge connecting Moray Place and Darnley Road on Glasgow’s […]

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18th March 2019

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

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

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26th February 2019

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

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

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8th February 2019

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

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

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7th February 2019

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

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

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6th February 2019

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

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

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4th February 2019

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

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

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31st January 2019

Bolton station gets £1m facelift

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

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29th January 2019

Plan to keep train customers moving during cold snap

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

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28th January 2019

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

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

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25th January 2019

Repairs planned to stabilise railway embankment in Stoke-on-Trent

Work to stabilise a moving railway embankment on a section of the busy West Coast main line in Stoke-on-Trent will […]

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24th January 2019

Multimillion pound investment into railway in Derbyshire means six days of changes for passengers

Passengers are being urged to check before they travel as a £13million project to improve the railway in Derbyshire begins […]

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24th January 2019

Work due to start to extend platform at Northamptonshire station

Network Rail will begin work on Monday 4 February to extend the platform at Corby station, part of a wider […]

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23rd January 2019

Disused Kent railway line set for new lease of life

Folkestone residents can begin looking forward to an exciting new future for the northern section of the disused Folkestone Harbour […]

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18th January 2019

‘Mini museum’ opens at Liverpool Lime Street to celebrate bygone railway era

A ‘mini museum’ has opened at Liverpool Lime Street showcasing historic railway artefacts which give a glimpse into the station’s past. […]

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11th January 2019

Crewe to Manchester weekend passengers reminded to check before they travel in February

Passengers who travel between Crewe and Manchester are being advised to plan ahead as work to replace a bridge over […]

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9th January 2019

No need to spend a penny as toilet charges scrapped at London Paddington

Passengers at London Paddington can now use the toilets for free after Network Rail removed all charges to use them. […]

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7th January 2019

Engineers deliver 100th high-speed handback of the year

Network Rail engineers hit a major milestone during our seasonal upgrades – our 100th high speed handback of the year. On […]

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4th January 2019

Euston’s taxi rank moves above ground as part of 2019 station changes

Euston station’s outdoor taxi rank will open this Sunday 6 January, providing passengers with a better way to switch between […]

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2nd January 2019

New benefits for rail passengers as 330 projects worth over £148m finish on time

Passengers returning to work today (2 January) are benefiting from more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and services after a £148m Christmas […]

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20th December 2018

Network Rail awards multi-billion-pound contracts to deliver work on some of Britain’s busiest routes

Network Rail has announced the award of three multi-billion-pound contracts for the South of England, worth up to £7bn for […]

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19th December 2018

Passengers benefit from longer platforms in Cotwolds allowing more carriages to be boarded

Passengers on the north Cotswold Line are from today benefitting from extended platforms that allows passengers to board more carriages […]

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17th December 2018

Big lift for Queen Street as structural steelwork begins

The extent of Glasgow Queen Street’s transformation is being revealed as engineers start to build the steel skeleton of the […]

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14th December 2018

First electric test train passes through Bolton as upgrade nears completion

An electric train has run between Manchester and Preston via Bolton for the first time. This marks the latest milestone […]

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13th December 2018

Network Rail Consulting appointed Systems Integrator for Sydney’s Digital Systems Program

Network Rail Consulting’s Australian subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) for the role of Systems […]

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10th December 2018

New platforms open at Britain’s busiest railway station as part of £800 million investment for passengers

The former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station reopened permanently this morning (10 December) for the first time since international services […]

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7th December 2018

£2.3 million overhaul of Lichfield Trent Valley station underway to make it accessible for everyone

Work is underway to install new lifts at Lichfield Trent Valley station to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by summer 2019. […]

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29th November 2018

Work to extend the platforms at five railway stations in West Yorkshire begins

Network Rail and Northern are working together to carry out improvements to five railway stations in West Yorkshire as part […]

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27th November 2018

New railway technology – used for the first time in the UK – will give Network Rail more time to carry out vital maintenance work on the South Western Railway route

New technology being rolled out across the South Western Railway route is set to give track workers an extra 1,600 […]

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26th November 2018

£5 million overhaul of Kidsgrove station underway to make it accessible for everyone

Work is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station, Staffordshire, to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by spring […]

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22nd November 2018

Passengers reminded of vital Highland main line upgrade work

Network Rail is delivering a multi-million-pound programme of enhancement and maintenance projects that will affect services on the Highland main […]

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21st November 2018

Passengers experience faster and more reliable journeys after £21million Sevenoaks tunnel refurbishment

Passengers are experiencing more reliable and faster journeys on one of the busiest routes in South East England as a […]

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20th November 2018

Network Rail seeks partner to deliver major digital railway transformation programme

Network Rail is seeking a private sector partner to deliver a major digital railway transformation programme on the East Coast […]

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13th November 2018

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

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