Network Rail News
Passengers reminded only travel by rail this weekend if necessary
The rail industry is reminding passengers to only travel by train if necessary at the weekend due to continued RMT strike action on Saturday which will lead to a significantly reduced rail service across the country.
New hi-tech weather stations monitoring heatwave on UK railways
A network of new hi-tech weather stations are in action for this first time during hot weather to reduce rail delays on the West Coast main line, and rail routes in the West Midlands and North West.
Passengers encouraged to top up from station tap on World Refill Day
Passengers travelling through two of Scotland’s busiest railway stations are being encouraged to top up with Scottish tap water as part of a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution.
Railway prepares for network-wide RMT strike
The railway in Scotland is preparing for network-wide strike action by the RMT union on 21, 23 and 25 June which will severely limit the number of services operating for passengers and freight.
Rail ‘strike day’ timetables outlined as passengers urged to plan ahead
The finishing touches are being made to a special railway timetable that will be in operation across England, Scotland and Wales from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th June (inclusive). The special timetable, to be published on Friday, aims to offer the best service possible for passengers and freight users despite the unwarranted industrial action planned next week by the RMT union.
Birmingham New Street station signalling system goes digital
Work to overhaul the signalling system at Britain’s busiest interchange station has reached a major milestone.
Northern City Line closed on Sunday 19 June for more testing of digital signalling
Passengers intending to travel on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate on Sunday 19 June are asked to plan ahead as work is taking place to further test digital signalling on the route.
Levelling Up boost to transform Bristol Temple Quarter and Bristol Temple Meads station
Thousands of new homes and jobs will be created through the regeneration of Bristol Temple Quarter, thanks to £95m in government funding, Levelling Up Minister Neil O’Brien MP has announced.
Talks continue in UK rail dispute
Andrew Haines, Network Rail’s chief executive responds to news of strike dates being announced by the RMT.
Railway open for passengers celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Passengers are being advised that rail routes between London, the Midlands and North West will be open as usual during the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend (2-5 June).
Track upgrades to bring more reliable journeys for Yorkshire’s rail passengers
This weekend hundreds of Network Rail workers will carry out key upgrades to the railway in Yorkshire in a boost to reliability.
Passengers reminded of railway closure ahead of Commonwealth Games
The Chiltern main line between Dorridge and Birmingham Moor Street will be closed for four days next month as work continues to improve passenger journeys for the Commonwealth Games.