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...

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’...

WATCH: Newcastle junction has a new...

Jan 29, 2018

We’ve renewed tracks in Newcastle as part of the Great North Rail Project to transform rail travel in the north of England. We completed the £8.6m track renewal project at the...

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...

High Output: Rapid renewals on the...

Sep 4, 2017

Our High Output team carries out 70 per cent of Britain's track renewal work. Passenger demand for train services has doubled in Britain over the last 20 years. More frequent services...

Results 1 - 8