Network Rail shares its expertise with the world’s rail operators through Network Rail Consulting, acknowledged internationally as a centre of rail excellence.
We base our analysis and recommendations on what actually happens on the railway in practice
We have first-hand knowledge of forecasting and meeting rail demand, balancing the needs of stakeholders and generating income from stations
You can draw upon our experience of modernising one of the world’s most heavily used railways
Accommodate future growth and get more out of your existing signals, timetables, and stations
We can help you to achieve the asset performance and speed of response your network needs
A Shadow Operator performs a key role in the definition, planning and delivery of new rail projects in situations where an actual rail operator has yet to be appointed. Network Rail Consulting (NRC) recognises that early operator engagement or input is crucial to ensure "best for business" decision making and outcomes throughout the course of the project lifecycle.Read more
Operational Readiness refers to the transition phase in which an enterprise, its people, processes, technology, and systems are fully prepared to accept and operationalise the outputs and outcomes of a project. It’s a pivotal factor in determining the success or failure of a project.Read more