Working on the tracks

We aim to carry out our maintenance and improvement work responsibly and considerately

With properties next to much of the 20,000 miles of track we look after, we know that our work affects very many people who live or work nearby, and we give our neighbours as much advance notice as we can for our planned projects.

The scale of our railway infrastructure and the growth in passenger numbers mean mean that our teams are always working on the tracks so that the rail network runs safely and efficiently.

Team Orange is our engineers and contractors who work on the railway day and night to maintain, repair and improve our rail infrastructure. All our employees and contractors are required to respect residents and their property.

We’re passionate about safety, and we make sure that all our work on the railway is safe for lineside neighbours and the general public, as well as being safe for our workforce, passengers and train crews.

Planned improvement works and how we minimise disruption

Our Railway Upgrade Plan – our plan for Britain’s railway

Our most common jobs on the tracks

Here are some of the types of maintenance work that Team Orange are most likely to be doing when you see them on the tracks near you.

If you have any comments or concerns about our work on the railway, please contact us.

How we maintain and run the railway