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...

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...

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’...

How and why we manage vegetation...

Jan 30, 2018

We manage trees, shrubs and plants by our railway for the safety of passengers and railway workers. We plan vegetation management carefully and with consideration. Our programme of management is planned...

Infrastructure insights: track

Jan 10, 2018

Without track, there would be no trains. Team Orange work night and day maintaining and renewing our 20,000 miles of track to keep the country moving. From quiet railway lines through countryside...

Spotlight on Christmas 2017: Liverpool Lime...

Dec 14, 2017

This Christmas (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive), we will be working to deliver 260 projects on the rail network across Britain as part of the Railway Upgrade...

Spotlight on Christmas 2017: Crossrail Project

Dec 7, 2017

This Christmas (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive), we will be working to deliver 260 projects on the rail network across Britain as part of the Railway Upgrade...

Spotlight on Christmas 2017: Thameslink Programme

Dec 5, 2017

London Bridge improvements are part of the Thameslink Programme. This Christmas (Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive), we will be working to deliver 260 projects on the...

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