Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.10 - Passenger rail transport, interurban

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 August 2018
Employment effect (start)
7 August 2018
Foreseen end date
30 September 2018


Network Rail, the public sector body which owns and manages most of Britain’s railway infrastructure, has announced that it will create 200 new jobs in Scotland in summer 2018. The new positions are in administration, logistics and planning, and construction but also include technician and rail operative jobs.

The Head of Human Resources for Network Rail Scotland said that the current expansion is one of the biggest recruitment drives in the company’s history and is part of a project that brings investment to Scottish railways over the next five years, including expanding the railways, improving passenger facilities and introducing electric trains. To do so, the public service plans to invest more than £4 billion (€4.46 billion) between 2019 and 2024.

He added that: 'We’re currently building the best railway Scotland has ever had and to do that we need to recruit and retain the best people.'



Eurofound (2018), Network Rail (Scotland), Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94759, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94759.