National & regional news

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
Stations to get even greener - Network Rail marks World Environment Day with major environmental announcements for managed stations: London Liverpool Street station-2

Stations to get even greener - Network Rail marks World Environment Day with major environmental announcements for managed stations

Tuesday 5 Jun 2018

Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.

  • Ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020
  • Implement a coffee cup recycling scheme for managed stations by the end of 2020
  • Expand the roll out of coffee ground recycling to all managed stations by the end of 2020