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....

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...

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...

Replacing the Siddick bridge in Cumbria, early May bank holiday 2021

Late May bank holiday engineering works for a better railway

May 17, 2021

Our teams across Britain are preparing to carry out 620 projects worth £80m this late May bank holiday to give you better rail journeys. Most of the railway will be unaffected but the works will...

Clacton resignalling works wide view, daytime

Clacton-on-Sea – our resignalling project in numbers

May 13, 2021

We’ve just completed a big project in the Clacton-on-Sea area in Essex to bring its signalling system into the 21st century. The vital upgrade will give you more reliable journeys. How? Our team has installed...

7N Architects winning station design, landscape view

Winning design to improve smaller stations

May 11, 2021

A railway station design that includes its own renewable energy generation has won a competition to shape Britain’s future railways. Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have chosen Edinburgh-based 7N Architects’...

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,...

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