Welcome to Network Rail's media centre

Network Rail announces contract award to support workbank delivery: Men working on track

Network Rail announces contract award to support workbank delivery

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

Network Rail has awarded major contracts to both Altran and AECOM to support the delivery of work within its Safety, Technical and Engineering (STE) Strategic Plan over Control Period 6 (2019-2024).

Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption: You vs Train

Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption

Thursday 15 Aug 2019

Network Rail is reminding the public of the dangers posed by trespassing on the railway after a man who climbed on top of a tunnel overlooking railway lines near St. Pancras International station, blocking trains between London, Kent and France, was jailed.

Latest News

Network Rail chair visits Llanelli Goods Shed to discuss transformation plans: Sir Peter Hendy and Nia Griffith

Network Rail chair visits Llanelli Goods Shed to discuss transformation plans

Friday 23 Aug 2019

Sir Peter Hendy, chair of Network Rail, met with the Llanelli Goods Shed Trust to discuss the potential transfer of the historic goods shed to the group for community use.

Manchester ‘Picnic-adilly’ gets rainbow treatment for Pride weekend: Network Rail workers painting the benches for Manchester Pride

Manchester ‘Picnic-adilly’ gets rainbow treatment for Pride weekend

Friday 23 Aug 2019

Manchester Piccadilly is gearing up for tens of thousands of passengers heading to the city’s annual Pride festival this weekend.

Final reminder to passengers to check before they travel this August bank holiday: WCML track renewals-2

Final reminder to passengers to check before they travel this August bank holiday

Friday 23 Aug 2019

With the August bank holiday weekend upon us, passengers are being advised to check before they travel with planned railway improvement work in the Greater Manchester and Milton Keynes areas.

Colchester United helps to kick the trespassing habit: COLCHESTER CAMBRIDGE 170819 022 (002)

Colchester United helps to kick the trespassing habit

Friday 23 Aug 2019

Working with Colchester United Football Club, Network Rail is encouraging young people to kick the habit of trespassing on the railway, particularly with the late summer bank holiday this weekend.

Passengers are reminded to check before travelling to the West this August bank holiday: Electrification at Bristol Parkway

Passengers are reminded to check before travelling to the West this August bank holiday

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

Wales and Western’s rail network will benefit from £9.4m worth of investment over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August inclusive), as 1,600 Network Rail staff will work a combined total of 17,392 hours to carry out vital upgrades to improve rail performance for passengers and freight.

Residents invited to find out more ahead of new Dawlish sea wall work restarting: IMG 8336

Residents invited to find out more ahead of new Dawlish sea wall work restarting

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

Residents are invited to a drop-in session in Dawlish, Devon, to update them ahead of work restarting on the new sea wall which will help protect the town and the railway from extreme weather and rising sea levels for generations to come.

Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday: Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday

Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019
  • Significant disruption to journeys to/from London this August Bank Holiday weekend
  • On 24/25 August, no trains will run between Peterborough and London King’s Cross or Cambridge and London St Pancras International
  • Work is part of East Coast Upgrade, which is a £1.2billion investment into the route
Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday: Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday

Final reminder for passengers as major work takes place on East Coast Main Line this August Bank Holiday

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019
  • Significant disruption to journeys to/from London this August Bank Holiday weekend with passengers urged not to travel
  • On 24/25 August, no trains will run between Peterborough or Cambridge and London King’s Cross or London St Pancras International. There will be no trains between Stevenage and Moorgate
  • Work is part of East Coast Upgrade, which is a £1.2billion investment into the route