HydroFLEX train travelling over the River Avon, daytime

World Environment Day 2021

Jun 5, 2021

It’s World Environment Day and we’re sharing how we’re working hard to make rail travel even greener. Sustainability is important...

Freightliner freight train, daytime

Railway Day – freight cuts emissions across Britain

Apr 30, 2021

Rail freight delivers billions of pounds in benefits and could play a major role in reaching net-zero carbon emissions, according...

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Passengers walk past a coffee cup recycling bin on a station concourse.

Global Recycling Day 2021

Mar 18, 2021

Today (18 March) is Global Recycling Day - a day urging us all to be Recycling Heroes. To mark the day, backed by the Global Recycling Foundation, we're sharing some of our recent efforts to...

Glass exterior of Glasgow Queen Street station, daytime

Happy birthday Glasgow Queen Street: seven things you didn’t know

Feb 17, 2021

Glasgow Queen Street station - currently the site one of our biggest improvement projects - is 179 years old this week. We're close to completing a huge upgrade of the Victorian station, to give you...

Aerial shot of flooded fields surrounding the railway at Colwich

Network Rail helicopter reveals Storm Christoph’s impact on the railway

Jan 25, 2021

Striking images taken by our helicopter have highlighted the impact of Storm Christoph in the past week. Our dedicated Air Operations team is surveying the railway as floodwaters recede across the North West after Storm...

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Latest technology to improve thousands of miles of biodiversity

Jan 21, 2021

Scientists are using cutting-edge technology as part of our ambitious plan to improve sustainability near the railway. We have a huge responsibility to look after the land around Britain’s railway. In fact, we own and...

Aerial shot of Blackfriars bridge over the River Thames, daytime

Six times we went green on the railway

Jan 13, 2021

The railway is already one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel – and we’re working hard to make it even greener. In fact, we recently published our Environmental Sustainability Strategy, which sets out...

Our commitment to helping biodiversity

Dec 4, 2020

We've just planted thousands of trees and published our Biodiversity Action Plan as we underscore our commitment to helping the environment around the railway. We've joined forces with national conservation charity The Tree Council to...

Change the Game – Q and A with ecologist Nathaniel Legall

Oct 29, 2020

Growing up, Nathaniel Legall looked up to Attenborough and his science teacher - but didn't know he, too, could make a career out of his love for the outdoors. Today, he's one of our many...

Network Rail sets world-first targets to combat global warming

Oct 29, 2020

We have taken a major step forward in tackling climate change by becoming the world's first railway company to set the most ambitious science-based targets to limit global warming. Science Based Targets Initiative, backed by...

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