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Salisbury route set to reopen after crash

Trains will run through Salisbury again next week. Work was carried out to clear and repair infrastructure following a collision between an SWR train and...

Rail reaches massive green commitment milestone

Network Rail says it has reached an important milestone in environmental commitment with suppliers. Its commercial and procurement team has secured pledges from 50% of...

Rail innovators extend collaboration with Network Rail to improve passenger experience

RASIC - the Rail And Station Innovation Company - has extended its collaboration with Network Rail on a project which could eventually revolutionise the...

Habitats restored and expanded as part of major rail project

As part of a commitment to restore habitats and help tackle climate change, Network Rail and the East West Rail Alliance has planted 150,000...

Network Rail to futureproof signalling in Middlesbrough

Network Rail begins a £45million project this month to upgrade signalling in Middlesbrough. The project will see the renewal of about six miles of equipment,...

ORR unveils recommendations for signalling market it says is “not competitive enough”

Recommendations to open up the railway signalling market have been published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) – with the government department...

Network Rail launches national IT competition to highlight careers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates

A competition has been launched by Network Rail which will showcase IT careers in the organisation, and across the rail sector, to young people...

Work complete to cut delays between Southampton and Bournemouth

Work has finished to improve track quality and drainage between Southampton and Bournemouth. Network Rail says 100 engineers worked on multiple locations along the 42km...

Network rail speeds things up between Peterborough and Ely

Thanks to a programme of wheel timber renewals across four bridges near Manea, a speed restriction on the line between Ely and Peterborough has...

Sixty sustainable solar weather watchers protect the railways

Between London Euston and Carlisle, Network Rail has installed a total of 60 solar-powered weather watchers. The stations, an investment of £1.3m, monitor the railway...

Network Rail sets out opportunity to apply for up to £5.3billion of work in southern region

Civils and electrification specialists are being asked to step forward as a tranche of work totalling as much as £5.3billion has been announced by...

Network Rail puts spotlight on rail freight’s green credentials

With COP26 well underway, Network Rail has highlighted the crucial part rail plays in Scotland – and most likely behind the scenes of the...
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Network Rail launches initiative at Leeds station to tackle period poverty

Leeds station has now installed new vending machines in its toilets, offering free sanitary products to prevent issues caused by period poverty. Network Rail’s new...

Edinburgh bridges set for makeover as drivers warned over possible disruption

A £1.7m project to repair and re-paint two railway bridges in Edinburgh City Centre will get underway in January 2022. Network Rail will begin work...

Specialist trains help deliver improvements for Network Rail

Network Rail has delivered improvements to the ‘Heart of Wessex’ line, between Dorset and Wiltshire, using two unique trains. During a 16-day closure, starting 18...

Intercity operator gets accreditation for accessible website

Avanti West Coast says it is the first train operator to win an accreditation from the Shaw Trust for the accessibility of its website. Accordingly,...