Network Rail has installed 60 new sustainably powered weather stations, to upkeep passenger and freight movement and safety throughout extreme weather events.
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The Office of Rail and Road has published recommendations aimed at boosting Great Britain’s railway signalling market in a package of measures that would allow Network Rail to improve competition between suppliers.
A new Network Rail survey reveals that the British public view the railway as a greener mode of transport, yet many still use cars for travel.
The first emission-free fully electric train has crossed the historic Forth Bridge to commemorate COP26 taking place in Glasgow, with action footage revealed by Network Rail and Vivarail.
Believed to be the furthest civilian drone flight in Britain, the flight marks a huge step forward in terms of how drones can be used to inspect railway infrastructure safely, quickly, and cost-effectively.
Until November 2021, Network Rail and GWR are trialling a new passenger information service that provides enhanced travel information regarding train delays and disruptions.
As the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline passes its two year milestone, the Railway Industry Association urges the UK government for an updated plan.
Network Rail has announced that passengers at Birmingham New Street station can now get free and unlimited Wi-Fi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming.
Trains will continue to run as normal with SE Trains vowing to focus on improving the passenger experience on one of the UK’s busiest commuter networks.
A review commissioned into how Network Rail plans for and delivers engineering works, has found that while there have been some recent improvements, further work is required to minimise disruption to passengers and ensure public money is spent appropriately.
With autumn challenges looming, Transport for Wales and Network Rail are utilising the latest technology to prepare for a growing number of storms and bad weather caused by climate change.
For rail services in and around Manchester, a new timetable has been approved to start in December 2022, mainly focusing on improving rail service performance to provide a reliable passenger journey.
First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has visited Glasgow Queen Street station to mark the completion of the £120 million government-funded transformation and milestone for Scotland’s railway.
Network Rail has today launched a fleet of several specialist trains, whose job is to remove and wash away leaf debris across the North West rail route this autumn 2021.
Following the release of the Office of Rail and Road’s latest rail safety report, a warning has been issued due to the increase of level crossing deaths and close calls across Britain.