Passengers looking at departure boards in Birmingham new street station

What’s the National Operations Centre and...

Apr 18, 2019

At the heart of the railway is a little-known team of dedicated specialists. How does it help keep trains moving? How does it plan for severe weather? And what does it...

Delays explained: signals

Apr 17, 2019

Signalling is a crucial part of the railway infrastructure, enabling trains to move safely around the network. But how does it work and what role does it play in delays? What...

Countdown to Easter upgrades

Apr 15, 2019

With Easter just days away we’re reminding passengers to check before they travel. A 13,800-strong workforce across Britain will work around the clock this bank holiday weekend to deliver more reliable...

Passengers reminded to plan their Easter...

Apr 15, 2019

Railway open for ‘business as usual’ as majority of the network is unaffected by upgrade work with the quietest engineering programme for many years

Why does Network Rail close level...

Apr 12, 2019

We closed Britain’s busiest foot crossing last year in a milestone for a closure programme. In February last year, we replaced Dean Farm crossing in Salfords, Surrey, with a £1.5m footbridge,...

How does the Network Rail helicopter...

Apr 10, 2019

Inspecting the railway by air improves performance, reliability and safety with no disruption to services for passengers. Our air operations team – launched a decade ago – is a vital function...

Happy birthday Brunel

Apr 9, 2019

Born on 9 April 1806, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is celebrated as an engineering genius. His daring schemes and record-breaking structures are legacies that remain vital today. Like ‘father of the railways’...

Week on the Network

Apr 8, 2019

Network Rail works hard to improve the railway each week We cater for 4.8m rail journeys every single day, while simultaneously delivering an ambitious, multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan. We're renewing...

Top five English heritage trips by...

Apr 3, 2019

This English Tourism Week we celebrate some of the country’s most striking railway heritage. Here are our top five places to visit in England by rail: The National Railway Museum Click...

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