A signaller monitors the screen at a ROC

What’s a Rail Operating Centre?

May 1, 2019

State-of-the-art Rail Operating Centres (ROCs) are important to a modern railway. What are they and how do they benefit passengers? A ROC brings various local, traditional signalling systems into one, large...

Passengers looking at departure boards in Birmingham new street station

What’s the National Operations Centre and...

Apr 18, 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...

Firm foundations

Apr 17, 2019

We look after 20,000 miles of track - and do our best to maintain it with minimal disruption to passengers. Making sure the track bed is solid and stable is a...

Countdown to Easter upgrades

Apr 15, 2019

With Easter just days away we’re reminding passengers to check before they travel. A 13,800-strong workforce across Britain will work around the clock this bank holiday weekend to deliver more reliable...

Why does Network Rail close level...

Apr 12, 2019

We closed Britain’s busiest foot crossing last year in a milestone for a closure programme. In February last year, we replaced Dean Farm crossing in Salfords, Surrey, with a £1.5m footbridge,...

How does the Network Rail helicopter...

Apr 10, 2019

Inspecting the railway by air improves performance, reliability and safety with no disruption to services for passengers. Our air operations team – launched a decade ago – is a vital function...

Clapham Junction and Guildford: a year...

Apr 9, 2019

A year ago, Network Rail took over Clapham Junction and Guildford stations. Today, they’re among some of the 20 biggest railway stations in Britain managed by Network Rail. These include London’s...

Station spotlight: London Euston

Apr 8, 2019

London Euston’s transformation will continue this Easter as part of a more than £100m investment. Over the next two bank holiday weekends, we’ll carry out a string of upgrades aimed at...

Traffic management technology reduces delays in...

Apr 3, 2019

Passengers in Wales are benefitting from one of our first digital railway initiatives. A traffic management system has gone live in south Wales to help operators manage the timetable - reducing...

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