Network Work News

Successful completion of West Coast Main Line improvement work

Successful completion of West Coast Main Line improvement work

23rd Jul 2013 Press Release Rail News

Major improvement work on the railway between Warrington and Preston was successfully completed this morning after nine consecutive days of intensive engineering. Four life-expired junctions were replaced and three miles of track re-laid to help increase line speeds and make journeys more reliable and punctual for passengers.

Rail passenger and freight delay caused by cable theft halved

Rail passenger and freight delay caused by cable theft halved

17th Apr 2013 Press Release Rail News

Rail passengers are reaping the benefits of years of work to tackle the issue of metal theft on the railway. Network Rail has been working with partners in the railway and from other essential infrastructure industries to tackle this crime which, at its peak, caused more than 6,000 hours worth of delays to trains in a single year. As a result of these efforts, delay was down a combined 2,700 hours in 2012/13.