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...

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....

The rail industry is gearing up...

Jan 16, 2019

With temperatures dropping across Britain, we're preparing for the impact of very cold weather. Just like road and air travel, wintry weather can pose challenges for the rail network, with its...

Infrastructure insights: track

Jan 7, 2019

Track installations were among the hundreds of projects we completed during the festive period. We carried out £148m of upgrades over Christmas and the New Year, including track renewals at sites...

Engineers deliver 100th high-speed handback of...

Jan 3, 2019

Our engineers hit a major milestone during our seasonal upgrades - our 100th high speed handback of the year. On 28 December, the line at Milton Keynes Central returned to use...

Track renewal projects during the May...

May 24, 2018

We’re carrying out work on the tracks during the late May bank holiday – passengers are reminded to check journey plans before travelling. When track is ‘life-expired’ and maintenance is too...

New delay-beating approaches to track renewal...

Apr 24, 2018

Trials by Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects (IP) division make it increasingly possible for trains to run at high speeds after renewal work, reducing delays. The new approaches to engineering could potentially...

VIDEO: Switches and crossings installation in...

Apr 18, 2018

On Saturday 14 April we upgraded the track north of Lea Bridge station in the Lee Valley. Switches and crossings are moveable sections of track that guide trains from one track...

VIDEO: Brockley track renewal at Easter

Apr 4, 2018

Team Orange worked to renew the track at Brockley over Easter. The work took place over 52 hours during the Easter bank holiday and was necessary to reduce the risk of...

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