Five things you didn’t know about...

May 3, 2019

Our fleet of vehicles and machinery works hard all year round. It plays a crucial role in keeping the railway safe for passengers and freight operators, such as each autumn, when...

Why can’t normal train services run...

Jan 31, 2019

Preparing for winter is a crucial task at Network Rail. We work hard throughout the season to minimise delays but ice and snow present unique challenges to the network. Low temperatures...

Five things you didn’t know about...

Jan 29, 2019

It takes a special fleet to keep passenger trains moving in snow and ice. Our seasonal track treatment vehicles and machines are ready at depots across Britain for deployment where needed....

Keeping trains moving in snow and...

Jan 23, 2019

We work hard to predict and plan for any potential problems caused by snow and ice on the railway, and have measures to address them quickly. With snow and ice forecast...

The rail industry is gearing up...

Jan 16, 2019

With temperatures dropping across Britain, we're preparing for the impact of very cold weather. Just like road and air travel, wintry weather can pose challenges for the rail network, with its...

Train and track covered in snow

Winter is coming… how we prepare...

Dec 12, 2018

With temperatures dropping across Britain, the rail industry is gearing up for winter. Just like road and air travel, wintry weather can pose challenges for the rail network, with its effects...

Five things you didn’t know about...

Nov 27, 2018

Our fleet of vehicles and machinery works hard all year round. It plays a crucial role in keeping the railway safe for passengers and freight operators, such as each autumn, when...

How our High Output Plant System...

Feb 15, 2018

Our 23-vehicle HOPS factory train is electrifying the Great Western Mainline by installing the foundations and overhead wiring. Working for seven to eight hours over six nights per week, the state-of-the-art...

High Output: Rapid renewals on the...

Sep 4, 2017

Our High Output team carries out 70 per cent of Britain's track renewal work. Passenger demand for train services has doubled in Britain over the last 20 years. More frequent services...

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