You vs. Train

May 8, 2019

Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have today launched a new partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL Trust) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of...

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...

Delays explained: signals

Apr 17, 2019

Signalling is a crucial part of the railway infrastructure, enabling trains to move safely around the network. But how does it work and what role does it play in delays? What...

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,...

Delays explained: signals

Mar 29, 2019

Signalling is a crucial part of the railway infrastructure, enabling trains to move safely around the network. But how does it work and what role does it play in delays? What...

World Book Day: Stay Safe with...

Mar 7, 2019

Today (7 March) is World Book Day and we're inviting you to download a very special story about safety on the railway. Thomas the Tank EngineTM has been teaching children about railway...

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....

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