Network Rail introduces high-visibility livery


New livery being introduced across the Network Rail light commercial vehicle and pool car fleet will improve safety and visibility.

A total of 1,100 new vans being introduced to the Network Rail fleet over the next six months will be the first to feature the newly designed prismatic reflective livery that meets Chapter Eight of the Department for Transport’s Traffic Signs Manual for high conspicuity markings.

Network Rail has a fleet of approximately 8,000 vehicles and has worked with Sign Language, the leading vehicle graphics and wrapping specialist, for more than three years.

The new livery will include:

  • Chevrons on the rear of vehicles
  • Reflective strips on the side of vehicles
  • Reflective lozenges on the leading edge of vehicle bonnets and the outward facing edge of rear door openings.

Tobin Jenkins, managing director of Sign Language, who fitted the livery, said:  “Network Rail wanted to increase the night-time visibility of its vehicles. We compiled a video featuring Network Rail vehicles displaying different levels of reflective material in full light, half light and complete darkness.

“The prismatic reflective material we use will increase vehicle visibility and therefore safety during the hours of darkness and when driving conditions are poor, assisting road risk management.”


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