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...

How storms and flooding affect the...

Mar 12, 2019

Very wet and windy weather can significantly impact the rail network. When this happens, our engineers work determinedly night and day to keep the railway open for passenger services. Floods, high...

Resilience detectives at Shakespeare Beach

Feb 18, 2019

Coastline resilience is crucial to a safe railway. It's something we’ve been working hard to improve on the south coast in recent years. Three years ago, Network Rail turned detective to...

Landslips explained

Feb 13, 2019

Landslips in the past week have shone a spotlight on these weather-related incidents. Today (12 February) a landslip in South East London led to a line closure to make the railway...

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....

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...

Train and track covered in snow

Winter is coming… how we prepare...

Dec 12, 2018

With temperatures dropping across Britain, the rail industry is gearing up for winter. Just like road and air travel, wintry weather can pose challenges for the rail network, with its effects...

How storms and flooding affect the...

Nov 28, 2018

Very wet and windy weather can significantly impact the rail network. With Storm Diana affecting parts of Britain, we're advising passengers to check their travel plans at www.nationalrail.co.uk. When wet and...

How storms and flooding affect the...

Oct 12, 2018

Very wet and windy weather can significantly impact the rail network. With Storm Callum affecting many parts of Britain on Friday and Saturday, we're advising passengers to check their travel plans...

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