Infrastructure insights: track

Without track, there would be no trains.

Team Orange work night and day maintaining and renewing our 20,000 miles of track to keep the country moving.

From quiet railway lines through countryside to complex junctions in the busiest, most congested areas, track is fundamental to travel by train.

With passenger numbers growing all the time, our track is used heavily, and we carry out regular repairs and maintenance so that passengers and freight can keep moving on the railway.

Our track improvement work as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan – increasing capacity for more train services – is typically planned over bank holidays as it's when the network is quietest.

The latest technology and innovations – from hi-tech machines to GPS – help our track teams to get the job done.