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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...

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...

Delays explained: why we can’t run...

Apr 2, 2019

We try our best to keep trains moving while we carry out repairs on the railway. We know it’s frustrating to face delays when problems affect the railway and we do...

Station spotlight: Reading

Apr 1, 2019

It’s one of Britain’s busiest rail hubs and it just celebrated its 179th birthday on 30 March. Reading railway station is used by almost 20 million passengers a year, making it...

Edinburgh Waverley: designing the future for...

Mar 25, 2019

Scotland’s second-busiest railway station is set for evolution. A public consultation has just launched for a master plan that will shape its long-term future – for passengers and the economy. It...

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