Long term plan for digital railway
Network Rail has published a framework that sets out the long-term delivery of digital signalling, to bring significant benefits to passengers and help suppliers to plan resources.
Network Rail announces £215m contract awards to deliver signalling nationwide
Network Rail has announced the award of 17 multi-million-pound framework contracts to deliver minor signalling works across the country, worth an estimated £215m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).
Passengers and freight at the heart of innovative projects aimed at transforming rail travel
A project to ‘listen’ to rail lines and spot problems before they delay passengers is one of the initiatives coming out of Network Rail £245m investment in research and development (R&D) during Control Period 6 (2019-2024).
Passengers take on plastic with refill revolution
Passengers at Britain’s biggest and busiest stations have helped save the equivalent of one million plastic bottles* by embracing the ‘refill revolution’.
More than one in five professional drivers would base decision on what to do at a level crossing on their knowledge of the train timetable
A staggering 23% of professional drivers have admitted that if they knew the train timetable and did not believe a train was due to arrive, they would drive over a level crossing. The most common reasons cited for taking the risk was running late to make a delivery (12%) or a desire to finish work and get home early (16%). This was despite an overwhelming majority of professional drivers knowing that all vehicles must stop for the warning lights at level crossings.
Green commitments given seal of approval
Passengers at Britain’s biggest and busiest stations can now shop more sustainably thanks to a new initiative from Network Rail.
Station retail bridges the gap for busy passengers
- Network Rail sales grew 4.36% in 2018/19 financial year with like-for-like sales up 1.32%
- Over 250 million customers visited a Network Rail retailer in 2018/19
- London Bridge sales have doubled following significant retail investment
- Every penny of profit from retail sales is reinvested back into the railway
Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd achieve a 97% diesel-free “Site of the Future”
A project led by the Network Rail and Colas Rail has used solar lighting and power generation to prove the viability of a sustainable ‘Site of the Future’, achieving 97% diesel-free operation in support of a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales.
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