Easements, wayleaves and telecoms

We grant and manage easements and wayleaves to third parties.

This includes statutory providers of utilities and telecom networks to run pipes and cables along, under or over our land.

Before you make an application

You will need to consult the route Asset Protection Team. They are dedicated to providing advice and support to outside parties planning activities that interface with the rail network.

They are also the first point of contact if you wish to carry out repairs or maintenance to any existing facility under the terms of your existing agreement.

Meeting the needs of the railway

Our priority is always to meet the operational and safety needs of the railway. Before we can enter into an agreement, we must consider the potential effects of your proposal on the railway infrastructure.

The issue is one of practicality: how can we permit pipelines, cables and masts on, under or over the railway infrastructure while safeguarding the integrity of the railway. What may appear to be just a strip of land with two rail lines running along it is in fact a corridor of complex, tightly packed, high-tech communication infrastructure that cannot be disturbed.

Our customers

Commercial – Developer, renewables, individual applicants and companies

Statutory easements – gas, electricity or water

Telecommunications – Network operators

Contact us

For statutory, commercial, easements and wayleaves email easementsandwayleaves@networkrail.co.uk.

For telecommunications email CommercialTelecomsProperty@networkrail.co.uk