Red signal and worker

Signals explained

Sep 5, 2018

Upgrades to signalling and train control systems feature strongly in our improvement works and are part of our ongoing plans to install modern technology to improve services for passengers and freight...

“I was burnt from head to...

Sep 4, 2018

Tom Crosby received a 25,000-volt electric shock while ‘playing’ on the railway when he was just 14 years old. The horrifying injuries he suffered changed his life forever. He now works...

Air operations: Network Rail and drones

Aug 31, 2018

Our air operations team has been busy developing our use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems, over the past six months. The addition to our air ops unit, which already includes...

In the news this week

Aug 31, 2018

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...

Spotlight on flooding: prevention and repairs

Aug 30, 2018

In September we’ll start work on a £9 million flood defence scheme on our Wessex route to better protect the railway line. We’ll reduce the likelihood of local flooding from a...

Passengers thanked after August bank holiday...

Aug 28, 2018

An £84m programme of August bank holiday works was delivered on time and as planned over the bank holiday (Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August) Over 400 projects were delivered...

In the news this week

Aug 24, 2018

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...

“I wanted a job that helped...

Aug 23, 2018

Shannon joined our apprenticeship scheme three years ago after spotting an opportunity to study while pursuing a varied career. She’s one of more than 1,000 apprentices learning new skills from expert...

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