1960s photograph of the Windrush Generation arriving at London Waterloo - men in smart hats in front of a bus.

Windrush Day 2021

Jun 22, 2021

This Windrush Day (22 June) we’re celebrating the vital contribution of the Windrush Generation with a digital flag at some of Britain’s...

Steam train on the Ffestiniog Railway 2020

Love the railway – heritage railways

Jun 16, 2021

“Catch the train, enjoy the view, leave the car at home – you don’t need it.” Britain’s heritage railways run...

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Front entrance to Stratford-Upon-Avon railway station, daytime

Love the railway – Heart of England Community Rail Partnership

Jun 8, 2021

The Heart of England Community Rail Partnership helps improve the railway across areas including some of Britain’s most picturesque areas and best-loved tourist attractions. It’s one of about 70 Community Rail Partnerships across the country,...

An information board with the image of an Anglo-Saxon about the history of the South-east Suffolk area

Love the railway – take a rail trip to the site of the Sutton Hoo treasure

Jun 3, 2021

East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership has supported the creation of a walking trail steps away from the site of one of the world’s most important archaeological finds – the Sutton Hoo Treasure. The discovery...

Network Rail employees with bright tshirts and banners to celebrate LGBT Pride

Pride in our people: our LGBT community

Jun 3, 2021

Archway, one of our biggest employee networks, is celebrating LGBT Pride Month this June. We’re proud to be an inclusive employer. Archway, our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) employee network, is one of seven such membership organisations at...

The cast of our 2021 Pride film 'Do I Offend You?'

Network Rail celebrates LGBT Pride Month

Jun 1, 2021

We’re marking LGBT Pride Month in style this year, with a host of activities including a brand new flagship film. The thought-provoking film – entitled Do I Offend You? – celebrates the contributions of seven...

A train on the Marston Vale line, daytime

Love the railway: Community Rail

May 26, 2021

What’s Community Rail and how can you get involved? Community Rail is a scheme that benefits local railway lines, services and stations. It’s a government strategy supported by the rail industry that engages local people...

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...

Blea Moor signal box with train passing

Meet Britain’s most remote signal box

May 18, 2021

Blea Moor signal box - on the scenic Settle to Carlisle line – is the most remote on our railway. This small wooden building sits in the mist near the famous Ribblehead Viaduct on one...

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