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Latest technology used to improve thousands of miles of lineside biodiversity
Scientists are using cutting-edge technology along Britain’s 20,000-mile rail network, as part of Network Rail’s new action plan for sustainable vegetation management.
Network Rail donates old laptops to help pupils learn remotely during lockdown
Network Rail has donated refurbished laptops to St. Willibrord's R.C. Primary School in Clayton, East Manchester, to help every pupil in the school continue their learning from home during lockdown. Over 70 children took delivery of their laptop this week, with more devices due to be collected in the coming days.
Railway staff working around the clock to clear Storm Christoph aftermath
A massive recovery effort is underway across large parts of the railway in Wales following huge amount of heavy and continuous rainfall brought on by Storm Christoph.
Railway to close for 15 days between Sittingbourne and Gillingham, as Network Rail engineers tackle 40 metre landslip
Network Rail engineers are preparing to tackle a 40 metre-long landslip that blocked the line at Newington, near Sittingbourne, earlier this week, with work set to begin on Sunday (24 January).
Network Rail helicopter reveals Storm Christoph’s impact on railway
Network Rail’s helicopter team is surveying the railway as flood waters recede across the North West after Storm Christoph.
Emergency rail works to take place at Ingatestone to repair embankment
Network Rail will carry out emergency works to the embankment at Ingatestone this weekend on the Great Eastern Main Line owing to damage that has closed one of the lines.
Landmark Canterbury railway bridge undergoes vital repairs...and gets a new lick of paint
A 115 year old rail bridge over the busy A28 in Canterbury is undergoing vital repairs so that trains can continue to run safely across it for years to come – while, at the same time, enjoying a much-needed facelift.
Train services resume at Rotherham Central station for passengers who must travel
Network Rail has reopened the lines at Rotherham Central this morning (Friday 22 January) after heavy rain flooded the tracks.
Dog takes engineering train from Long Eaton to Burton after Network Rail workers rescue him from the tracks
When Network Rail teams spotted Luka wandering along the tracks in Long Eaton, he got on board an engineering train to Burton, before being reunited with his owners.
Network Rail is urging people to stay safe at level crossings after shocking CCTV footage showed a woman laying on railway tracks to pose for photographs
The clip of Tidemills level crossing is the latest in a series of dangerous incidents on the railway, which could have ended with fatal or life-changing consequences.