Looking after the railway – 24/7

May 22, 2019

More than 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges and viaducts, and almost 6,000 level crossings. Taking are of Britain’s railway – to move 4.8 million passengers a day - is a...

Track circuits explained

Apr 24, 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...

Firm foundations

Apr 17, 2019

We look after 20,000 miles of track - and do our best to maintain it with minimal disruption to passengers. Making sure the track bed is solid and stable is a...

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...

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