Speeches, addresses and presentations by our executive
Insight and commentary on timely issues around the railway delivered by our executive. Full transcripts and presentations available for download.
Golden Whistles Awards and Conference – January 2020
Chief Executive Andrew Haines spoke at the Golden Whistles Awards event, updating on progress of the 21st century operations programme and the significant challenges that remain.
Chief Executive Letter to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Response to Vegetation Management Review
Recommendation Action Summary – Response to Vegetation Management Review
In November 2018, John Varley published a review of Network Rail’s vegetation management. As part of this review, he set out six recommendations for how vegetation management on the railway could be improved.
The future of Network Rail – Working with the Supply Chain – June 2019
Andrew Haines delivered a speech at Rail Live 2019, outlining his vision for the future of the industry and how Network Rail can work better with suppliers to deliver a better service for passengers.
Starting as you mean to go on – March 2019
Andrew Haines opened Accelerate Rail 2019 by talking about his vision for Network Rail and the mindset change needed across the industry to put passengers first.
The central importance of the operating function – January 2019
Chief Executive Andrew Haines speaks at the Golden Whistles Awards about how to deliver a better service for passengers and freight by improving the everyday running of the railway.
How can safety support a more innovative culture in rail – June 2018
Chief Executive letter to Sir Peter Hendy CBE, performance related pay – June 2018
Chief Financial Officer letter to Sir Peter Hendy CBE, performance related pay – June 2018
Making the Digital Railway a reality – May 2018
Chief Executive Mark Carne launches the National Digital Railway Strategy alongside the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.
Preparing for CP6: embracing change to deliver the modern railway Britain needs – March 2018
Chief Executive Mark Carne tells the Accelerate Rail Conference about the changes Network Rail has made to keep delivering improvements to Britain’s railway.
Management, maintenance and modernisation of the rail network – March 2018
Chief Executive Mark Carne talks about our plans for the future of the railway, with a focus on the major improvements coming soon and sustainability.
George Bradshaw Address – February 2018
Sir Peter Hendy gives his view on the railway industry today and calls for industry to keep up the pace of change at the George Bradshaw Address 2018
Northern Chambers of Commerce Summit – February 2018
Chief Executive Mark Carne talks to the Northern Chambers Transpennine Summit about transport investment in the North.
Chief Executive letter to London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Infrastructure and Performance – January 2018
CP6 and Beyond – November 2017
Chief Executive Mark Carne tells the Construction News Summit about the changes Network Rail has made to meet the challenges of CP6.
Collaborating for a Better Railway – October 2017
Mark Carne talks to the Railway Industry Association about working closer with others to upgrade the railway and how Network Rail is changing.
Why gender diversity matters – October 2017
Mark Carne talks to the Everyone Summit about increasing gender diversity in the workplace.
Towards CP6: Delivering tomorrow’s capacity – September 2017
Chief executive Mark Carne outlines the changes being made to improve how rail upgrades are delivered.
A Vision for London Rail – September 2017
Chief executive Mark Carne spoke at the London Infrastructure Summit on what the future holds for rail in London.
Innovation in Britain’s Railways – June 2017
Chief Executive Mark Carne gave the keynote speech at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards.
How do we maximise the benefits of rail investment in the North? – March 2017
A speech and presentation by Chief Executive Mark Carne on maximising the economic benefits of rail investment in the North West.
Delivering for Passengers, RDG Annual Conference – February 2017
Hear from Mark Carne on how track and train are aligning to better deliver for passengers. This speech was given at the Rail Delivery Group Annual Conference in February 2017.
The Future of Rail – December 2016
A view of the future of Europe’s fastest growing railway network – a presentation by chief executive Mark Carne.
Safety and Performance Go Hand in Hand – November 2016
CEO Mark Carne explains why safety and improved business performance go hand in hand, at the British Safety Council in November 2016.
A better railway for the North – November 2016
A presentation for a speech by Chief Executive Mark Carne “A better railway for the North”
Delivering for our Customers: Transforming Network Rail – October 2016
A speech and presentation by Mark Carne at the Whitehall & Industry Group Breakfast Briefing
The role of rail in unlocking housing supply – September 2016
Mark Carne's speech to London First, 6 September 2016
Lifting the Bonnet on Network Rail – George Bradshaw Address February 2015
Hear CEO Mark Carne’s initial assessment of Network Rail and the wider rail industry since his arrival in 2014, at the George Bradshaw Address in February 2015.