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

It’s intended to fulfil the requirements of The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016 and EU Directive 2012/34/EU.

Any party wishing to operate train services on our infrastructure must satisfy the relevant legal requirements. In line with our obligations under the Regulations, we keep the Network Statement up to date and modify it as necessary.

2022 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 17:00 on Friday 25 September 2020.  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 2020.

Network Rail would prefer to receive responses to this consultation in an electronic format as this will help us process 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 2018.

Responses should be sent to: NetworkStatement@networkrail.co.uk

Network Statement downloads

2016 Network Statement
2 MB
2016 Network Statement (French)
3 MB
2017 Network Statement
2 MB
2017 Network Statement (French)
3 MB
2018 Network Statement
5 MB
2018 Network Statement (French)
6 MB
2019 Network Statement
3 MB
2019 Network Statement (French)
3 MB
2020 Network Statement
2 MB
2020 Network Statement (French)
2 MB
2021 Network Statement
2 MB
2021 Network Statement (French)
2 MB

Service Facilities

As defined in article 5 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2177, operators of service facilities shall establish a service facility description for the service facilities and services for which they are responsible.

The Service Facilities Statement’s objective is to inform applicants, the authorities and other interested parties about our service facilities, and the terms of condition for allocation of capacity and use. This document is produced in accordance with directive 2012/34/EU, The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016 and EC Implementing Regulation 2017/2177.

Common Template for Service Facilities

RailNetEurope, a Europe-wide organisation of railway infrastructure managers, in cooperation with the regulatory bodies, the rail sector has developed a Common Template for Service Facilities in line with the requirements of the Implementing Regulation.

The Common Template, and further information, can be found on the website of RNE or downloaded below.

The common template can be used by service facility operators and service providers in order to assist in populating a description their facilities and/or services. Information on the individual themes/elements shown in the common template should be explained, if applicable.

Service Provider Information

Network Rail invites operators of service facilities connected to the GB rail network to send their ready-to-publish information or a hyperlink to their service facility information to NetworkStatement@networkrail.co.uk.

For inclusion within the 2022 Network Statement please provide any updated information by Friday 25 September 2020.

Technical facilities

Download a list of the installations and locations of hot axle box detectors, pantograph monitoring equipment and wheel impact load detectors: Annex C – 2018 Network Statement (technical facilities) (xlsx)

Framework Capacity Statement

This statement is published alongside Network Rail’s Network Statement in order to meet the requirements of European Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/545 of 7 April 2016 on procedures and criteria concerning framework agreements for the allocation of rail infrastructure capacity.

Framework Capacity Statement downloads

2016 Framework Capacity Statement
2 MB
2016 Framework Capacity Statement (French)
4 MB
2018 Framework Capacity Statement
654 KB
2020 Framework Capacity Statement
765 KB

Capacity Requests

Network Rail has developed a template form which can be used by Railway Undertakings when making Capacity Requests, this has been created in accordance with The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016.
Capacity Requests – template form (xls)