We care about how our work on the railway affects those who live and work nearby

Welcome to our online hub for people who live and work near the railway. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.

Bridge Works segment

Bridge Works

It’s our job to look after the thousands of bridges across our network

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How we maintain and install overhead line equipment on the railway near you

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Level Crossing segment

Level Crossing

How our level crossing risk reduction programme is improving safety on the network

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Noise Vibration

The day-to-day running of the railway generates a certain amount of noise and vibration – find out what to expect and what to do if it’s affecting you

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Road Path Closure segment

Road Path Closure

Sometimes disruption is unavoidable – including the temporary closures of roads and footpaths

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Track Renewal

The 800m track renewal system (TRS, pictured above) replaces existing rails and sleepers with high-performing new ones

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Vegetation segment


Our work clearing vegetation by the railway helps to keep trains running safely and on time

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How our work may affect you

Our work is often noisy and late at night. As well as our enhancement projects, we maintain the railway 24/7 and sometimes make repairs at short notice for safety reasons.  While we do our best to keep noise and disruption to a minimum, we do sometimes get this wrong, and we are working on updating our code of conduct that describes how we expect employees and contractor to treat customers and communities with politeness and respect.

We try to be considerate by giving you as much notice as possible about our general maintenance or engineering works, but if we fall short, please let us know. We'll always listen to concerns and will fully investigate complaints or reports.

Our work near you