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.

2020 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 17:00hrs on Friday 19 October 2018.  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 November 2018.

Network Rail would prefer to receive responses to this consultation in an electronic format as this will assist us in processing any 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.

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

Service provider information

As defined in The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016, operators of service facilities are required to supply information to Network Rail to enable inclusion within the Network Statement.

Download service provider-information (xls)

If you are a service provider and you need to update the details that we hold, please download our service provider information form which can be returned by post or email.

Download service provider information Form (xls)

Common Template for Service Facilities

RailNetEurope, a Europe-wide organisation of railway infrastructure managers, has published Common Template for Service Facilities in line with the requirements of the Implementing Regulation. Network Rail is using this as the basis be developed by the railway sector in cooperation with regulatory bodies.

The Common Template is available on RailNetEurope’s website.

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).

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)