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...

What the railway could look like...

Feb 20, 2018

Imagine the railway of the future. Research and development teams across the rail industry are doing just that, thinking about the needs of passengers and businesses in 30 years’ time and...

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...

Our campaigns to keep people safe...

Feb 14, 2018

We care about keeping people safe on and around the railway. It’s at the heart of everything we do. We have a responsibility to inform and educate passengers and other members...

Geo-RINM Viewer technology gives engineers a...

Feb 8, 2018

Our Geo-RINM Viewer captures imagery and detail of all 20,000 miles of track and surrounding infrastructure, revealing the railway in a clarity never seen before. With its multiple views and multi-faceted...

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...

Ballast: what is it and why...

Feb 6, 2018

High Output teams are out each night replacing up to a mile (1.6km) of ballast. All about our High Output teams What is ballast? Ballast is the name for the ‘stones’...

Diversity, collaboration and conservation: awards update

Feb 5, 2018

We’ve won awards for our projects and infrastructure, commitment to our employees, and our approach to the natural environment and customer care. You can find out about these achievements and more...

Always On: electrification safety campaign

Feb 1, 2018

A new safety campaign advises of the risks of the electrified railway. Overhead wires and supporting steel masts deliver electricity to trains at 25,000 volts – an enormous, lethal amount of...

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