Retail in our stations

Creating vibrant retail destinations for the 700 million people travelling through our stations every year.

Network Rail Property manage the retail space in 19 of the biggest stations in Great Britain.

Under our management these stations have become destinations; where travellers, non-travellers and the local community can come together to shop, eat and drink. 

We are the partner of choice for any business considering the travel market. Through long term leases, or short term pop-ups, exciting opportunities are available for established or emerging brands. 

Because our business model bases rent on a percentage of turnover, retailer success is our success and we support our brands to deliver their business goals in our exciting, dynamic spaces. 

Each year, we welcome new retail partners to the portfolio. In 2022-2023, we delivered 21 new openings – including refurbishments – and 31 pop-up units. 

Our vision for station retail 

Our vision is for our managed stations to be recognised as destinations in their own right – first-class, modern travel facilities that simplify the lives of customers and the communities where they are situated. 

We work in partnership with over 150 brands to create extraordinary places where all our station users can enjoy unique retail experiences in exciting, contemporary surroundings. 

Meeting consumer needs – Stations are no longer simply places to travel through. Increasingly, our stations have become a convenient place to shop for surrounding communities, and an ideal place for meeting up for drinks and dinner when socialising. 

Tenant opportunities – If you are interested in becoming a retailer at one of our stations, and have a successful trading history with an established brand, find out how to register your interest in working with Network Rail

Advertise in our stations – With millions of journeys being made every day through our managed stations, we’re constantly evolving our advertising portfolio to help brands reach their target audience with innovative and impactful campaigns. Find out more about advertising in our stations.