In the news this week

Network Rail is always in the news.

Catering for 4.5m rail journeys every single day, while simultaneously delivering an ambitious, multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan focused on renewing and upgrading 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts, thousands of signalslevel crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run), means we have a wide-reaching impact and the work we do is extremely newsworthy. 

Every week, we'll highlight just a few of those interesting news stories.


Friday, 31 August 2018


London Euston

City AM reported London Euston station had re-opened after Network Rail carried out engineering works over the August bank holiday weekend, before closing again this coming weekend. Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director for the London North Western route, said: “This work is part of our ongoing railway upgrade plan which will provide customers with a better railway. There is never a good time to carry out work that affects services, but we worked closely with the train operators for it to cause the least amount of disruption. I would like to thank passengers for their understanding while we complete these vital upgrades.”

Euston Station

A man and a woman work on a computer screen

Fatigue management

Construction News reported on the work Network Rail is doing to revise standards on fatigue and working hours. The new standard will mean that a fatigue management plan must be agreed by an employee and their line manager when they have worked 12 or more hours a day.

 


TLC for Clyde viaduct

The Motherwell Times, The Evening Times and Railway Gazette International covered our refurbishment of the Clyde viaduct in Scotland. They said our £1.6m upgrade of the bridge, which sits over the River Clyde, would replace bearings beneath the more than 140 year-old structure.


And finally…

See what we’ve been up to this week in our Week on the Network video. Catch up on past and future episodes on our YouTube channel.