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News

Brunel’s historic workshops revealed during Crossrail construction near Paddington

Network Rail’s work for the Crossrail project over the early May bank holiday unearthed some important pieces of railway history.

Published on 27 May 2016
 

Great Western Electrification Programme hits two major milestones as main line announced as ‘live’ and Electrification Training Centre opens

Network Rail’s work to electrify the Great Western Main Line has reached two important milestones as the company announces a section of the line is to be ‘energised’ for the first time and its flagship Electrification Training Centre in Swindon is officially opened.

Published on 27 May 2016
 

Railway volunteers help Friends of Guide Bridge Memorial Garden

Volunteers from Network Rail, Northern and Carillion joined the Friends of Guide Bridge this week to help lay the foundations for their Memorial Garden project.

Published on 27 May 2016
 

Spring bank holiday Spotlight: Hornsey depot improvements

This spring bank holiday (28-30 May), more than 9,000 members of Network Rail’s Orange Army will be working night and day to deliver £30m of improvements to the railway as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.The work has been planned to minimise disruption, as passenger numbers typically drop by more than half during a bank holiday. The overwhelming majority of journeys will run as normal.This series of bite-size features takes a closer look at the work our teams will be carrying out across Britain – from renewing track to upgrading signalling and helping to boost the capacity of the network – to create a better, more reliable railway.

Published on 26 May 2016
 

Spring bank holiday Spotlight: Bristol resignalling

This spring bank holiday (28-30 May), more than 9,000 members of Network Rail’s Orange Army will be working night and day to deliver £30m of improvements to the railway as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.The work has been planned to minimise disruption, as passenger numbers typically drop by more than half during a bank holiday. The overwhelming majority of journeys will run as normal.This series of bite-size features takes a closer look at the work our teams will be carrying out across Britain – from renewing track to upgrading signalling and helping to boost the capacity of the network – to create a better, more reliable railway.

Published on 24 May 2016