Contact us

How and when to contact us

Contact us if your query is about:

  • a safety threat to you or others
  • work on the railway infrastructure, including track maintenance, work to electrify lines and for most major projects on the railway
  • how we maintain our land alongside the track
  • one of our stations
  • issues on our land such as trees, vegetation, graffiti or fencing (if you are contacting us about these, it would be really helpful to include some photographs).


Please call our emergency 24 hour helpline on 03457 11 41 41 if there’s a safety threat to you or to others such as:

  • people, animals, trees or objects on or near the track
  • damage or fault at a level crossing
  • a vehicle has hit a bridge
  • a broken fence or open gate allowing access to the track.

If you report a safety threat to you or others, we will prioritise this and respond as quickly as possible.

Get in touch

We have a number of ways in which you can get in touch with us, details of which you can find below.

If you contact us about something that falls outside our responsibility, we will assume that you are happy for us to refer your query and contact details to the most appropriate company for them to get in touch with you.

Call our 24/7 national helpline on
03457 11 41 41.

Write to us: Network Rail, Waterloo General Office, London, SE1 8SW

Give some praise

Has a member of our staff gone the extra mile or done something that deserves some praise? Or you would like to compliment us on some of the work we’re doing? We’d love to know when this has happened, so please let us know by completing our compliments form.

Make a suggestion

If you have a comment to make about our company, the work we carry out, or want to make a suggestion for us to consider, please let us know by completing our suggestions form.

Submit a complaint

If you have a complaint that relates to our managed stations or another issue including vegetation, questions about the impact of railway work, level crossings, graffiti or noise disturbance, visit our Making a Complaint page.

Who to contact about other matters:


If you’re having problems signing in or to report a technical problem with our recruitment portal please visit our careers support page.

Report a crime

To report a crime please contact the British Transport Police: Call: 0800 40 50 40 or text: 61016. In an emergency dial 999.


033 085 78000

The switchboard line is open Monday – Friday 9:00 to 17:00.

Timetabling, tickets, railcards and fares

Please contact your train operator or visit National Rail Enquiries.

Information and support for our neighbours

We care about the 20 million + people living alongside the railway. We know at times our work can cause some disruption and noise and we do our best to limit this where we can. Visit our living by the railway section to find out more about how our work may affect you.

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