Overhead line renewals during the May...

May 22, 2018

We’re renewing overhead lines during the late May bank holiday – passengers are reminded to check journey plans before travelling. Overhead lines power electric trains on the rail network. From Saturday...

Railway improvement work this Easter

Mar 22, 2018

We’re working to improve the rail network this Easter, from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April 2018 inclusive (Tuesday 3 April for the Bristol area). Across the country we’ll be carrying...

Spotlight on Easter 2018: Sevenoaks tunnel...

Mar 15, 2018

What is the Sevenoaks tunnel upgrade? We are working on the Southeastern Mainline, between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge stations, to stem leaks, improve drainage and upgrade track, signalling and power supply in...

Spotlight on Easter 2018: Ashton-under-Lyne

Mar 6, 2018

What is the project at Ashton-under-Lyne? The work at Ashton-under-Lyne this Easter is part of the Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge upgrade. As part of the Great North Rail Project, resignalling and...

Spotlight on Easter 2018: Bristol area...

Feb 28, 2018

Our largest ever resignalling project is happening in Bristol this Easter, from Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April. What’s the Bristol area signalling renewal and enhancement project? We are upgrading...

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...

A signaller monitors the screen at a ROC

Infrastructure insights: railway signalling

Feb 7, 2018

The changes we’re making to an ageing signalling system are an essential part of our vision for a better railway for a better Britain. Signalling is the ‘traffic light system’ of the...

Infrastructure insights: track

Jan 10, 2018

Without track, there would be no trains. Team Orange work night and day maintaining and renewing our 20,000 miles of track to keep the country moving. From quiet railway lines through countryside...

Spotlight on Christmas 2017: Liverpool Lime...

Dec 14, 2017

This Christmas (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive), we will be working to deliver 260 projects on the rail network across Britain as part of the Railway Upgrade...

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