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Overhauled railway construction practices and risk management make it easier for other organisations to build on the network: Overhauled railway construction practices and risk management make it easier for other organisations to build on the network

Overhauled railway construction practices and risk management make it easier for other organisations to build on the network

Thursday 28 Jun 2018

In a bid to see new ideas, greater efficiencies and more investment in the railway, Network Rail is reviewing and amending its standards, practices and approach to risk management governing how it works with other organisations wishing to build on or near the railway. When working with Network Rail, third parties can expect to see better working practices, streamlined and consistent processes, and a slicker, less bureaucratic structure under a more consistent framework.

Network Rail prepares for soaring temperatures: Buckled rails at Wishaw near Glasgow - 28 May 2018

Network Rail prepares for soaring temperatures

Monday 25 Jun 2018

With the extreme hot weather predicted this week, Network Rail has activated its ‘extreme weather action teams’ (EWATs) across the country to ensure passengers are kept safe and our railway keeps running as reliably as possible.

Network Rail staff receive Honours: Network Rail logo-15

Network Rail staff receive Honours

Friday 8 Jun 2018

Three Network Rail employees have today been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list:

  • Ian Stevens, programme manager, MBE, for services to suicide prevention
  • Scott Heath, project manager, BEM, for services to the LGBT community
  • Mark Carne, chief executive, CBE, for services to the railway industry

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