1.8 billion passenger journeys, 17 billion tonne kilometres of freight and 7 million train movements are made on our network every year. Network Rail shares its expertise with the world’s railway operators through Network Rail Consulting (NRC), acknowledged internationally as a centre of rail excellence.
We are responsible for providing safe efficient reliable tracks, signaling systems and stations, enabling over "28 train-operating companies" to carry passengers and freight to destinations throughout the UK every year.
We run, maintain and develop more than 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and thousands of signals, level crossings and stations – including the largest 20 that we manage.
Every day we dispatch and manage the operation of 25,000 trains carrying more than 4 million passengers. Every year 1.7 billion trips are made on our network, and 100 million tons of freight is transported between ports, factories and shops. Network Rail shares its expertise with the world’s railway operators through Network Rail Consulting (NRC), acknowledged internationally as a centre of rail excellence.
We understand the high-level institutional, regulatory, technical, policy and strategic issues of running a 19th-century railroad in the 21st century. We know how to operate a network, manage its assets and deliver enhancements programs.
We have unrivaled expertise in getting more out of legacy infrastructure, operating in a closely monitored market and continuously upgrading an active, heavily-used rail system.
What makes us different from other consultants is that we have genuine hands-on experience in solving the challenges you face in the real world of operating railroads. We are not consultants in the traditional sense of the word.
We are men and women maintaining and building one of the world’s leading railroads who want to share with you their expertise, experience and passion for the job.
Britain has one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any rail system in the world and is the safest railway in Europe.
Since 2002, we’ve been part of the latest chapter in the nearly 200-year history of Britain’s railway
Rail was invented in Britain and that’s why we’re so proud to be playing our part in its modern story, honouring this legacy while delivering a better railway for Britain’s future.
We’re committed to continuing the great success story of rail in Britain, following in the spirit of engineering inspiration, innovation and determination that underpins two centuries of history.
Modernisation using smarter ways of working has delivered more frequent, more reliable, safer services and brighter and better stations