From the archive: the Royal Albert...

Apr 29, 2019

The Network Rail archive is the custodian of a vast collection of historic documents and plans relating to today’s railway infrastructure. It represents the development of the most significant structures, engineers and innovation...

Network Rail announces £750m contract awards...

Apr 29, 2019

Network Rail has announced the award of six multi-million-pound framework contracts to deliver signalling and telecoms across the country, worth an estimated £750m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).

Spotlight on earthworks

Apr 26, 2019

Extreme weather increases the risks that people and property are typically exposed to. Heavy rain and strong winds underscore the importance of our earthworks asset management. We manage a portfolio of more...

The challenges of working in tunnels

Apr 25, 2019

Ever wondered what it takes to look after thousands of tunnels? We're responsible for 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts as well as 20,000 miles of track. Many of our structures date...

Track circuits explained

Apr 24, 2019

What are track circuits? How do they keep the railway safe? And why do they sometimes delay journeys? A track circuit forms part of the broader signalling system, which comprises many...

Passengers urged to check before they...

Apr 24, 2019

Railway open for ‘business as usual’ over both May bank holiday weekends (4 – 6 and 25 – 27 May) as majority of the network is unaffected London Euston station and sections of...

Easter upgrades completed on time

Apr 23, 2019

A series of upgrades to the network were successfully delivered over the Easter weekend A 13,800-strong workforce will worked around the clock to keep the railway open and deliver more reliable...

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...

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