Network Rail - Articles and news items

VolkerRail invests in steel mast manipulator technology for NWEP3 project

Rail industry news / 28 April 2017 /

VolkerRail has invested in the latest steel mast manipulator technology for the North West Electrification Programme.

An interview with Dick Fearn

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 26 April 2017 /

For European Railway Review’s Leadership Series, we speak to Dick Fearn, Chair of the new Western Supervisory Board.

Easter upgrades between London and Scotland completed on time

Rail industry news / 19 April 2017 /

The railway between London and Scotland has reopened after a number of upgrade projects by over Easter were completed on time.

Railway trespassers in the South West hits a five-year high

Rail industry news / 18 April 2017 /

New figures have revealed that more people than ever in the South West are risking their lives by trespassing on the rail network.

Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high

Rail industry news / 13 April 2017 /

New figures show that more people than ever are risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks.

New overhead line facility opens in Crewe

Rail industry news / 7 April 2017 /

An innovative approach to overhead line fabrication has led to the opening of a third fabrication facility in Crewe.

New sleeper factory will secure manufacturing jobs in the West Midlands

Rail industry news / 6 April 2017 /

Network Rail has identified a new railway site in Bescot to build a factory that will supply sleepers to the rail network across Britain.

First weekend of upgrades at Guildford station have been completed

Rail industry news / 5 April 2017 /

Network Rail has completed the first of several track upgrades at Guildford one of the busiest stations in the south of England.

Rail freight industry and Network Rail collaborate to increase railway capacity

Rail industry news / 4 April 2017 /

A timetable shakeup is being implemented after Britain’s rail freight industry collaborated over review into more efficient operations.

The railway’s contribution to Kent and south east London

Rail industry news / 3 April 2017 /

The rail industry in the south east isworking together to deliver a £50 billion plus investment in Britain’s railway.

The Tram Train pilot is set to achieve a key milestone

Rail industry news / 31 March 2017 /

The Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will soon take a significant step towards completion as construction work continues.

Network Rail submits proposals to shut or modify several level crossings

Rail industry news / 31 March 2017 /

Network Rail has applied to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Transport and Works Act Order to close or modify 61 level crossings.