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Battling the elements year-round: The railway lines facing Britain's most challenging conditions

Network Rail maintains 20,000 miles of Britain’s railway, with its teams of engineers working around the clock to keep train services running in all weather conditions.Many of the railway lines on the network are in locations that are particularly hard to reach or exposed to the elements, which can make looking after them difficult.Here, three people from Network Rail’s teams working to keep the lines most at the mercy of the elements operational in all situations discuss some of the challenges they face.

Published on 03 February 2016

150 Network Rail apprenticeships up for grabs

Job seekers are encouraged to apply early as Network Rail’s popular and award-winning Advanced Apprenticeship scheme opens for applications.  

Published on 28 January 2016

British steel keeps Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan on track

As passenger numbers grow and the number of trains running on Britain’s railway continues to increase each year, so too does the need for Network Rail to replace worn out track – and it’s British steel which does the job.

Published on 28 January 2016

Storm Gertrude: train passengers advised to check journey plans before travelling

Network Rail has advised train passengers to check their journey plans before travelling, as Wales, northern England and western Scotland are braced for the arrival of Storm Gertrude. 

Published on 28 January 2016

Project 2016: Network Rail delivering improvements across Britain’s railway this year

It’s a new year for our Railway Upgrade Plan, one of the biggest investment programmes ever carried out on Britain’s rail network. From new lines and upgraded stations, to electrification and signalling, we’re looking forward to working for you in 2016.

Published on 27 January 2016