Rail network ‘now full in many areas’ Rail network ‘now full in many areas’

Network Rail spent £3.9 billion on enhancing the railway network last year, but its chairman has warned that congestion is causing delays. The increasing number of trains is one of the causes of deteriorating performance, along with poor weather and industrial action. Network Rail’s new annual report also records that the ‘exceptional safety record’ has continued, and that the reliability of infrastructure and equipment is now the best on record, although bearing down on costs ‘remains challenging’.

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