Behind the scenes videos

There’s a wide range of kit being used to upgrade the Dartmoor Line ready for its upcoming hourly train service. Get a glimpse of some of the clever technology being deployed in these short videos courtesy of Network Rail.

The auto-ballaster train, shown above, allows spoil to be loaded onto the back of the train on a single track line and move the spoil to the front of the train. This allows all the wagons to be filled up not just the one at the back.

Remote-controlled panel lifters move sections of track to provide easy access to the track bed.

The road to rail vehicle is able to switch between travelling on and off track.

Find out more about the work being done in this short interview:

The Dartmoor Line reopens on Tuesday 10th May (trains every two hours), with the hourly service beginning on Sunday 15th May. Read more.