More rail journeys happened last year than at any time in railway history, Network Rail’s annual report reveals today, enabling economic growth, job creation and housebuilding. The report details how the company is responding in terms of a greater focus on customers, an uncompromising focus on safety, a focus on economies and the delivery on time and budget of significant enhancements across the railway network.
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Network Rail creates ‘virtual route’ to provide better service for freight and national passengers operators
A new ‘virtual route’ for rail freight and national passenger operators will become Network Rail’s ninth devolved operational route.
A prominent figure in the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street has been recognised as one of the leading women in construction and engineering in Europe.
Rail passengers can look forward to better journeys as Network Rail’s work to improve and upgrade the railway continues over the spring bank holiday weekend (28-30 May).
Network Rail has this afternoon announced that it has reinstated the planned Flying Scotsman tours of the Borders railway and Fife on Sunday.
- £14.5m package of work carried out at 21 different locations to prepare tracks, infrastructure and stations for new railway that will be known as the Elizabeth line
- Network Rail works around the clock as part of huge programme of works
- A selection of images of the early May bank holiday works is available to download from the image library
Britain’s commuters returned to work today on a better, more reliable railway thanks to the efforts of Network Rail’s orange army, who worked round-the-clock to improve the network over the bank holiday weekend.
The roll out of a new set of minimum standards for all organisations working with Network Rail and representing it on the railway has been announced today. The new ‘code of conduct’ has been launched to ensure that the 250,000 people who are working towards delivering the Railway Upgrade Plan on Britain’s railway infrastructure meet minimum standards on safety, and treat customers and communities with politeness and respect.
- Cross-organisation board to be established to help Network Rail release surplus land for new homes and raise capital to fund rail investment
- The search has started for experienced property non-executive directors to join the board
Network Rail awards contracts worth £90m to increase capacity and improve reliability of railway between London and Reading
- New signalling system and upgraded power supplies being installed on the railway west of London
- Rail upgrade is a crucial part of preparation for Elizabeth line services