Increasing our capability and capacity

Although Network Rail owns and operates Britain’s railway, we believe we shouldn’t be the only organisation that can build on it.

Opportunities for third parties

To support this approach, we’ve committed to regularly updating a document of opportunities and projects other organisations can fund. Details of how this list and process is managed can be found on our opportunities for third parties page.

Dedicated corporate finance team

We are increasing our capability and capacity to deal with this new way of working with the wider market. We have put in place a dedicated Corporate Finance and Business Development team to cater for the increased interest in railway projects this new approach will bring. Their role is to help facilitate schemes which have a Network Rail wide impact or that require national coordination, making the funding of the railway improvement projects by other organisations as easy and as smooth as possible.

Business development directors

A team of dedicated business development directors has been put in place on each of our routes to ensure we have people with the right skills to work collaboratively with businesses, local authorities and other public sector bodies to bring in new sources of funding to the railway. You can contact your local business development director if you would like to find out more about a specific project.