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Who we are

We own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation

That’s 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of tunnels, signals, level crossings and points. We also manage rail timetabling and 18 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales.

We work round-the-clock to provide a safe, reliable experience for the millions using Europe’s fastest-growing railway each and every day.

 

We’re delivering the biggest and most ambitious upgrade our network’s seen in over 150 years

Our routes

The rail network is divided into eight areas, or routes, across the country

Our role

A better railway for a better Britain

How we work

Our role on the railway, how we’re organised and funded, and who we work with

Our history

Our part in the proud history of Britain’s railway

Publications and resources

Publications, reports and resources that give the full picture on what we’re doing, and why

Transparency and ethics

An open, ethical and accessible organisation

Our approach to safety

How safety defines and guides everything we do

Diversity and inclusion

A railway that is accessible, convenient and welcoming to as many people as possible

Sustainable development

Sustainability for communities, the economy, and our environment

What we do

The work we do in running and improving Britain’s railway is incredibly diverse, challenging and ambitious. 

We work with lots of different partners across the industry – so why not read a little more about how we work collaboratively to deliver 4.5 million journeys a day for our customers.

Running the railway

We take great pride in managing the rail network in Britain – where the railway was invented. It’s our job to keep Britain moving, managing every mile of track, every platform, every signal and each set of points… 

Our Railway Upgrade Plan

The railway in Britain has a proud history. We’re developing and enhancing this legacy with the biggest and most ambitious upgrade our network’s seen in over 150 years.

Passengers

What we do is important to people who use the railway, and those who live and work nearby them what we’re doing to improve their railway.

Industry and commercial partners

The railway helps British industry to thrive. We work with train operating companies to help people take 1.65 billion
journeys a year. 

Careers

Britain’s railways are a remarkable success story. Continuing this achievement requires passionate, committed people who believe in and can contribute to our vision for a better railway.

It’s our job to keep Britain moving, managing every mile of track, every platform, every signal and each set of points…