Passengers looking at departure boards in Birmingham new street station

What’s the National Operations Centre and...

Jan 24, 2019

At the heart of the railway is a little-known team of dedicated specialists. How does it help keep trains moving? How does it plan for severe weather? And what does it...

Year on the Network

Jan 16, 2019

Our £50bn Railway Upgrade Plan made significant progress in 2018. From transformations at some of our biggest stations to major improvement projects across Britain, it was a busy Year on the...

Engineers deliver 100th high-speed handback of...

Jan 3, 2019

Our engineers hit a major milestone during our seasonal upgrades - our 100th high speed handback of the year. On 28 December, the line at Milton Keynes Central returned to use...

Christmas railway improvements

Dec 24, 2018

This Christmas we will deliver more than 330 projects to provide better services for passengers. A 25,000-strong workforce will carry out more than £148m of vital upgrades across Britain. It’s part of the £50bn five-year Railway...

Train going over viaduct on heart of Wales line

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on Wales and...

Dec 11, 2018

We’re working hard across Wales and Borders this Christmas and New Year to improve journeys. Our workforce will spend more than 7,700 hours during the festive period carrying out vital rail...

liverpool street station busy concourse

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on Anglia

Dec 7, 2018

Vital upgrades to our Anglia route this festive season will improve reliability, and reduce delays and cancellations for passengers. They’re part of a national programme of more than £148m of upgrades that...

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on the Western...

Dec 4, 2018

Dozens of improvements along the Western route will deliver more seats, faster services and more reliable infrastructure to passengers this Christmas. This festive period, we’re carrying out £29m of upgrades on...

Ordsall Chord October 17

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on London North...

Nov 29, 2018

Improvements to railway travel in the north will get a major boost this festive season. Wide-ranging upgrades on the London North Western route will help enable greater capacity, more reliable journeys...

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on South East

Nov 20, 2018

This Christmas and New Year we’re investing millions of pounds to deliver more reliable services on our busiest route - South East. Upgrades at one of Britain’s busiest railway junctions - Battersea...

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