Tags: Network Rail

Essential track maintenance in early autumn between Norwich and Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft

Network Rail will be conducting essential track maintenance and timber renewals between Norwich and Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft on five consecutive weekends starting this October. Work will take place over the following weekends: – Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October – Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October – Saturday 21 October […]

August engineering work on Ipswich-Lowestoft line to help keep trains on time

Network Rail will be working on the East Suffolk Line for six consecutive days later this month to keep everyone safe and reduce the chance of disruption to passengers in future. Teams will be making vital improvements to a bridge that carries the railway over the River Deben between Melton and Wickham Market stations. The […]

Urgent Warwick station upgrade redesign begins after unexpected find

Railway engineers are urgently redesigning Warwick station’s multi-million-pound accessibility upgrades after an unexpected discovery has forced teams to down tools. Network Rail was midway through the work to install new lift shafts down into the station’s subway to provide step-free access to both platforms for the first time. However, workers have found unexpected foundations believed […]

Hi-tech air purifying totem trials planned for Birmingham New Street

Pioneering new devices will be trialled at Birmingham New Street station to see how much they improve air quality for passengers on platforms. Network Rail will install two upright ‘totems’ later this year to filter pollutants and viruses from the air on platforms 10 and 11. The purification systems work by taking in air at […]

Glasgow – Barrhead reopens to passengers following major upgrade works

The Glasgow – Barrhead line has fully reopened to passengers today, Friday 4 August, following a £63.3 million upgrade. Since June 24, the line has been closed to allow engineers around-the-clock access to prepare the route for electrification as part of a Scottish Government investment to decarbonise the railway. Over 70,000 hours were worked during […]

Network Rail completes £3.8m bridge renewal ahead of schedule

Network Rail has delivered a £3.8 million programme of refurbishment work to the rail bridge spanning the A8 at Saltmarket near Glasgow Cross Network Rail, working alongside principal contractor for the project, STORY Contracting, delivered the refurbishment work as part of a wider programme to maintain and enhance bridges and tunnels across Scotland’s Railway.   […]

South West rail passengers to benefit from a more reliable railway as Network Rail gets set to start cliff resilience work

Resilience work on the cliffs between Dawlish and Holcombe to help protect the iconic coastal railway line for future generations is due to start this week. Network Rail will be installing a series of protection measures, from netting designed to retain the cliffs in some high-risk locations, as well as catch fences, which will stop […]

Network Rail signs agreement with Swiss rail operator SBB to work together

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be among the technologies that Network Rail and Swiss railway company SBB will be working on as part of an agreement signed by the companies on 24th July. The agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks the first step by Network Rail to strengthen ties with international […]

Network Rail welcomes Flying Scotsman to Portsmouth and Salisbury this June as the iconic locomotive celebrates its 100th anniversary

Members of the public are being reminded to stay safe and vigilant as parts of the South West Mainline will be greeted by a fleeting visit from Flying Scotsman locomotive this month. Network Rail is urging the public and train enthusiasts to remain safe as the iconic Flying Scotsman locomotive passes through Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, […]

New footbridge installed at Strathbungo

A new footbridge was installed last weekend (June 10 -11) at Strathbungo in Glasgow’s southside. Network Rail, along with contractor Bam Nuttall, put the new footbridge in place as part of the Glasgow to Barrhead electrification project, a Scottish Government investment to decarbonise Scotland’s railway passenger services. The single-span bridge was successfully lifted into place […]