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Port of Workington time-lapse captures railway bridge overhaul

Impressive time-lapse footage has been released showing it’s ‘out with the old’ and ‘in with the new’ at the Port of Workington in Cumbria.

Ridgeway level crossing composite

Level crossing safety plea after train’s near miss with jogger

A safety video has been launched to remind level crossing users to always stop, look and listen after a jogger wearing headphones came within seconds of being hit by a train.

More news from Network Rail

175-year-old hillside tunnel repaired from the air

Jun 19, 2020

As part of Sough tunnel’s charm, it has two shaft turrets that protrude out of the Darwen moors. They help release air pressure created inside by moving diesel trains, maintaining air quality for passengers and...

Euston station passengers benefiting from improved toilet facilities

Jun 16, 2020

The new facilities showcase a heritage theme 'Euston through the ages' as well as looking to the future. Images were sourced with help from the National Railway Museum in York as well as from Network...

Face coverings a must for train passengers

Jun 15, 2020

Main stations across Network Rail’s North West and Central region – London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street - are equipped with face covering vending machines, hand sanitiser stations and new...

New West Midlands training facilities help develop future railway signallers

Jun 12, 2020

The signalling simulators, which reflect real-life scenarios faced on the railway every day, have been installed at Walsall training centre and Birmingham’s New Street signal box. They are already being used to deliver Network Rail’s...

Runcorn Rover’s Return: Railway workers rescue couple’s missing pooch

Jun 5, 2020

Rover, an 18-month-old Cocker Spaniel, went missing in Runcorn on 30 May causing his owners Alan and Laura a weekend of worry. After receiving a report of the missing pup, Network Rail mobile operations manager...

Major investment for crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line

Jun 5, 2020

A £2m Great North Rail Project investment will see wooden timbers and 600 metres of rail renewed on the 18-span Eskmeals viaduct which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary. Eskmeals viaduct was built...

Passengers reminded of overnight work to overhead power lines at Euston

Jun 2, 2020

Over the next three weeks, overnight work to renew and replace the 25,000v cables which power trains will take place in Camden. They are being overhauled on the approach to London Euston station to reduce...

Trains back on track after major repairs to storm ravaged Cumbrian Coast line

Jun 1, 2020

Northern services have resumed on the line from today (Monday 1 June) after Network Rail completely replaced a railway bridge damaged beyond repair at Parton by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge in March. For the...

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