Western track renewals

We will be working throughout 2022 and 2023 to renew and repair the railway tracks across the Western route.

In addition to our regular maintenance, we’re going to replace old, worn railway track by lifting it up, removing it, laying a new stone base and relaying new track. Work like this helps keep trains running more smoothly, reliably, and safely. 

If you want to know more about how we do this work, or the specialist machines we use, check out Our working trains near your home FAQs

We’re completing this work to bring passengers more reliable, faster better rail services. 

Safety is our number one priority, so we need to carry out a lot of our work during the night when the railway is closed to trains.  

We’ve listed our planned shifts below, which we hope is useful, but please note this can change. 

We may be working near your home at times, and we’ll do everything possible to keep any unnecessary noise to a minimum. This work will generate noise at times though, and we want to apologise in advance if we disturb you. 

Dates and locations of work

Our Track Renewals team at work

Watch the video below that shows our factory on wheels, called the Track Renewal System (TRS).

Our working trains near your home

Throughout our track work, we have several trains that carry out different maintenance tasks to maintain the safe running of the railway. These trains are crucial to ensure the safety of passengers and train services along the route. The information below has been designed to help residents know more about the trains operating in their area and provide information on when they will be there.

Frequently asked questions

Related links

Contact us

For more information or to get in touch with us, please call our 24 hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or email CRwest@networkrail.co.uk