British Sign Language Screens viewed from the concourse at London Euston

London Euston launches UK’s first British Sign Language station announcements

Jun 2, 2021

London Euston has become the first railway station in the country to provide the latest passenger information using British Sign...

Speed restrictions animation still: passenger sitting by a train window, daytime

Why do speed restrictions affect your journeys?

May 27, 2021

Why do your rail services sometimes slow due to a speed restriction? We know it's the last thing anyone wants...

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Landscape view of exterior of Severn Bridge Junction signal box, daytime

Refurb of world’s largest working mechanical signal box completes

May 25, 2021

The largest working mechanical signal box in the world has just had its biggest refurbishment in more than a decade. We’ve worked with contractor MPH Construction since October to sensitively carry out £250,000 of improvements...

Newly laid track

Why the end of the gauge war didn’t standardise Britain’s railway

May 20, 2021

The battle to establish a standard gauge between the rails across Britain ended 129 years ago. So why do we still have variations in track today? The end of the line for Brunel’s broad gauge...

The Jacobite steam train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands, daytime

Caring for our heritage for the future

May 7, 2021

We're privileged to look after a railway that dates back hundreds of years - and are proud to ensure its survival for future generations. If you take a scenic rail trip in the coming year,...

An aerial shot of tracks leading into London, with skyscrapers on the horizon.

Network Rail invites £1bn private sector investment in telecoms

Apr 26, 2021

Network Rail is seeking private sector investment in its trackside fibre optic cable network in a deal that would enable performance, safety and connectivity benefits for passengers. It could also save the taxpayer up to...

Aerial shot of the Box Tunnel, daytime

The Box Tunnel – Brunel builds the impossible

Apr 8, 2021

The Box Tunnel in Wiltshire is one of our finest Victorian structures. It’s also one of the railway’s greatest triumphs. Once completed, it inspired short stories and poems, cementing itself in the minds of the...

The golden hour on the tracks of the Brighton Main Line with historic pillars either side

What’s a Main Line? Rail history explained

Mar 30, 2021

We talk a lot about Main Line railways but what are they and how do they differ from other lines? One simple answer is that we typically use Main Line to describe principal rail links...

Aeriel view of Kings Cross station

Easter rail works – spotlight on East Coast Upgrade

Mar 17, 2021

This Easter bank holiday our team will work hard to make more progress on the £1.2bn East Coast Upgrade. The huge project will give you more trains and quicker journeys along the East Coast Main Line,...

Still from knock-on delays animation depicting trains near an area affected by a power outage

Delays Explained – Knock-on delays

Mar 16, 2021

How can a delay to train services in one part of the country affect journeys elsewhere? We can fix most problems on the railway quickly and without disruption. But sometimes, a problem on one part...

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