Automated design a game-changer for the...

Mar 14, 2019

State-of-the art automated design is set to dramatically change the way we build and maintain Britain’s railway. The technology, which we aim to implement at Network Rail for the first time...

How cutting-edge track technology is reducing...

Feb 11, 2019

We're reducing delays for passengers - at 70,000 images a second. We've bolstered our ability to reduce delays caused by track faults, improving safety and saving the taxpayer millions of pounds....

Infrastructure insights: bridges, tunnels and viaducts

Jan 10, 2019

We’re responsible for the 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts on Britain’s rail network.  Our £148m of Christmas and New Year railway improvements featured essential works on some of these structures. These...

Drones trialled for the inspection of...

Mar 12, 2018

The LNE&EM route Structures asset management team is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect large structures in a safer and more cost efficient way. The vehicles, commonly...

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...

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...

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