Network Statement

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.

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.

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

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.

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)