Track circuits explained

Feb 19, 2019

What are track circuits? How do they keep the railway safe? And why do they sometimes delay journeys? A track circuit forms part of the broader signalling system, which comprises many...

Network Rail graduates step into history

Oct 18, 2018

“We’re doing one of the last steam-age jobs on the network.” At Shrewsbury railway station, signaller Jamie Green is steeping young Network Rail graduates in history. He works at Severn Bridge...

Resignalling work during the late May...

May 23, 2018

We’re carrying out resignalling work during the late May bank holiday – passengers are reminded to check journey plans before travelling. We’re replacing trackside signalling equipment with modern, in-cab computer displays...

Spotlight on Easter 2018: Bristol area...

Feb 28, 2018

Our largest ever resignalling project is happening in Bristol this Easter, from Friday 30 March to Tuesday 3 April. What’s the Bristol area signalling renewal and enhancement project? We are upgrading...

How the Digital Railway will grow...

Feb 27, 2018

As passenger numbers continue to grow, we’re looking at how to use digital technology to increase space on the rail network. What’s the capacity challenge? Rail passenger numbers are forecast to...

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...

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