Industry and commercial

The railway is vital to Britain’s economy, creating jobs and business opportunities – and it’s a team effort between us, the rest of the rail industry and our contractors to help keep the economy on track

Rail enhances the economy’s productive potential by up to £10.2bn per year, and the railway and its supply chain support 216,000 jobs across Britain.

It’s our role to run, maintain and develop Britain’s rail infrastructure, but a successful railway is only possible in partnership with our industry partners and customers: the train and freight operating companies (TOC and FOC).

It is our vision to become an efficient and dependable partner. The more efficient we are, the more we can invest for passengers. We’ve been entrusted public money and it’s our duty to spend it wisely by pursuing better value and doing more for less.