Electric overhead wires. Fast trains. Level crossings. The railway can be dangerous if not used properly.
It’s our responsibility to educate and support everyone in understanding the dangers, and provide advice and resources on how to use the railway safely.
Our community safety teams work with local schools and local groups to raise awareness of safety on the railway. We also run national campaigns in the press and on TV and social media, to help spread our safety messaging as widely as possible.
Our community safety teams work with local schools and local groups to raise awareness
Work on the railway can be noisy and disruptive locally. We try our best to minimise its impact on people nearby, by reducing noise and vibrations where possible, and requiring our employees and contractors to behave considerately by following our code of conduct.
Usually we’ll give advance notice of any work we’re doing, but we regret that it’s not always possible. The railway runs 24/7 and safety-critical repair work may need to be carried out at short notice. In situations like this, and whenever we carry out essential works, we thank all our lineside neighbours for their patience as we work to renew the railway.
For more information about what we’re doing in your area and when, we’re always on hand – contact us.
As one of Britain’s biggest landowners we have a duty to look after the environment surrounding the railway.
Land by the railway is often protected, or home to protected species – that’s why we have dedicated teams to help care for wildlife and the environment by the railway. Find out more about their work.
We’re committed to ensuring a sustainable future