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  • Network Statement

    Helping you to develop your train operating business

  • The Network Statement provides all current and potential train operators wishing to operate train services on our infrastructure with a single source of relevant information on a fair and non-discriminatory basis.

    It is intended to fulfil the requirements of the Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005 (as amended) (the Regulations) and EU Directive 2012/34/EU and can be downloaded below free of charge.

    In line with our obligations under the Regulations, we will keep the Network Statement up to date and modify it as necessary. Where changes are made to the Network Statement, we will update this section of our website and will make it clear where in the document this updating has taken place.

    2015 Network Statement
    2016 Network Statement
    2016 Network Statement (French)
    2017 Network Statement
    2017 Network Statement (French) 
    Congested Infrastructure Draft Code of Practice  

    2018 Network Statement Consultation Document

    In accordance with the requirements of The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016, Network Rail must keep its Network Statement up to date and modify it as necessary. As in previous years the structure of the document continues to follow, so far as is practicable, the common structure agreed by the members of RailNetEurope.

    We would be grateful to receive any comments that you wish to make by 17:00hrs on Friday 7 October 2016.  Following the consultation period we will update and modify the draft Network Statement as appropriate and will publish the final document on our website in October 2016.

    Network Rail would prefer to receive responses to this consultation in an electronic format as this will assist us in processing any responses quickly and efficiently. If any part of your response is confidential this should be clearly highlighted.  All comments will be treated as non-confidential unless specifically stated otherwise. Information provided in response to this consultation may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Network Rail will process your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

    Responses should be directed to: 

    2018 Network Statement – Consultation Document

    Connected facilities

    You can download details of connected facilities from our Freight site opportunities page.

    If you are a connected facility owner or operator and you need to update the details that we hold, download our service provider information form which can be returned by post or email.

    Service provider information form