With railway from the borders of Scotland to the nation’s capital, Eastern region is critical to the success of Britain.
We are an incredibly busy region, operating some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Norwich, Cambridge and London.
Our region is also home to other major transport hubs including three airports and 13 freight ports. We connect millions of people every day to city, town, coast and country. We connect people to friends and family, jobs and leisure, as well as goods to businesses here and abroad.
Managing director, Eastern region
Eastern region in numbers
- More than a billion annual passenger journeys
- 3 managed stations: Leeds, King’s Cross and Liverpool Street
- 6,042 route miles (31.2% of national)
- 3,400 passenger services every day and 15 train operators
- 1,057,462 tonnes of freight moved a week with 1,742 freight movements – the highest of all regions
- 2,614 level crossings
- 9,278 bridges
- 9,262 signals
Routes in the Eastern region
Our key projects
Network Rail sleepout event at Leeds station raises thousands for charity Railway Children
On Thursday 30 January, 22 railway workers made Leeds station a place to stay for the night as they took on the cold to raise money for this vital cause. This year the British Transport…
Network Rail invites primary school pupils to educational day at Leeds station
On Wednesday, 22 January, 40 pupils from Hillcrest, Richmond Hill, Morley Newlands and Ryecroft Academy attended a day out at Leeds station to learn more about the railway. A £161 million project is currently taking…
Time-lapse footage shows Network Rail successfully complete Christmas upgrades at Leeds station
Between Wednesday, 25 December and Monday, 30 December, a 450-strong workforce continued on the construction of Platform Zero, a brand-new platform at the station, which is due to be in operation by the end of…