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....

Passengers looking at departure boards in Birmingham new street station

What’s the National Operations Centre and...

Jan 24, 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...

Keeping trains moving in snow and...

Jan 23, 2019

We work hard to predict and plan for any potential problems caused by snow and ice on the railway, and have measures to address them quickly. With snow and ice forecast...

A signaller monitors the screen at a ROC

What is a Rail Operating Centre?

Jan 17, 2019

We moved more of our signalling to state of the art Rail Operating Centres (ROCs) over Christmas and New Year. What are they and how do they benefit passengers? Our signalling...

Stay safe on the railway this...

Dec 11, 2018

With Christmas party season in full swing, we’re reminding train passengers to look after each other on the way home. That's being a First Class Mate. Shocking statistics highlight the risks...

Be a First Class Mate: look...

Dec 5, 2018

We’re urging party-goers to take extra care of friends and colleagues getting the train home this festive season. It comes as figures show the number of alcohol-fuelled violent offences recorded at...

Spotlight on resilience

Nov 19, 2018

Extreme weather increases the risks that people and property are typically exposed to. Recent strong winds and high tides in Dawlish, Devon, underscore the importance of railway resilience. In fact, we’re preparing vital...

Discussing suicide prevention

Preventing suicides on the railway

Nov 16, 2018

Gillian Assor is one of many members of the public who have saved a life on the railway. Gillian, from Hertfordshire, intervened when she saw a man in distress while walking...

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