We run, maintain and develop Britain's rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings and many key stations. Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain.Read more
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The HS2 high-speed rail project is to have a dedicated further education college to train engineers, ministers have announced.Students would be trained in the skills needed to construct the railway, with the college set to open in 2017. This would be England's first new further education college for 20 years. Sir David Higgins, who is officially beginning his new job as chairman of HS2, said the college would address the problem of a lack of engineers. 'Next generation' The former Network...
The first railway line to be owned and maintained by the same company that runs trains on it will be the East West railway. Network Rail has said it supports government moves to reunify track and train operations. The first railway line since the 1990s to be owned and maintained by the same company that runs trains on it, will be the East West railway between Oxford and Cambridge. Transport secretary Chris Grayling also said in a statement to Parliament that when new rail franchises are...