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...

Infrastructure insights: bridges, tunnels and viaducts

Jan 10, 2019

We’re responsible for the 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts on Britain’s rail network.  Our £148m of Christmas and New Year railway improvements featured essential works on some of these structures. These...

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...

More than £148m of Christmas upgrades...

Jan 2, 2019

Passengers returning to work today (2 January) benefit from more reliable infrastructure and improved services. It follows a £148m Christmas programme of investment across the network, which successfully completed on time. A...

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...

How freight delivers Christmas: in numbers

Dec 18, 2018

Each year, rail freight plays a huge role in Christmas celebrations up and down the country. Between October and December, Britain's freight logistics companies move an extra 5,000 containers according to David...

Christmas upgrades: spotlight on Wessex

Dec 17, 2018

One of our busiest routes is set to benefit from a huge investment in the railway this Christmas. The improvements on the Wessex route, which will take place near multiple stations,...

Stay safe on the railway this...

Dec 11, 2018

With Christmas party season in full swing, we’re reminding train passengers to look after each other on the way home. That's being a First Class Mate. Shocking statistics highlight the risks...

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...

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