Reports on our performance, details on our reporting requirements to Government, and the documents that define our remit, as well as the licences we hold to operate the railway

Annual Report: our work in 2018/19 to improve the experience of everyone who uses the railway.

Annual Return: our achievements, developments and challenges during the year.

Reporting to government

Department for Transport Network Rail framework agreement
283 KB
Memorandum of Understanding between the Scottish Ministers and the Department for Transport
207 KB

Regulatory documents detailing our administrative structures

Articles of Association of Network Rail
872 KB
Memorandum of Association
53 KB

Operators of railway assets need to be licensed under the Railways Act 1993, unless exempted. Network Rail has separate licences for its network and for the managed stations that it operates. The licence documents set out below authorise Network Rail's operation and are enforced by the Office of Rail and Road.

Codes of practice and licences

Catalogue of Railway Code Systems
364 KB
Catalogue of Railway Code Systems
364 KB
Code of Practice for the Management and Development of Railway Code Systems
261 KB

Tax Strategy and Tax Risk Management

Tax strategy and tax risk management
421 KB
Network Rail’s Tax Strategy published in accordance with Finance Act 2016 Schedule 19 paragraph 16(2).