Successful Christmas improvement works 2017

During the Christmas break, Network Rail and its suppliers delivered over £160m worth of engineering work

London Bridge was fully opened to the public following works over Christmas

As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan 32,600 railway workers supported the Christmas and New Year programme of improvements (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive), on the tracks and across 3,400 work sites, as well as in signal boxes, rail operating centres and offices around the network.

Watch the video below to see what that looked like in numbers...


More than 260 projects were delivered across Britain, which will improve journeys for hundreds of thousands of passengers and businesses

Delivery by Region

Click on the drop downs below for a summary of some of the projects we delivered over the Christmas holiday.