Explore our information and data below. You’ll find data sets we’re publishing for the first time and links which make pre-existing content easier to find. Under the terms of use of our website www.networkrail.co.uk, please acknowledge and attribute Network Rail (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material.

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Published annually in June, this document contains information relating to our performance in the last 12 months, our priorities, and how we operate as a company limited by guarantee. Alongside it you'll find separate reports going back to 2003.

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Our annual round-up of our operational performance, network capability, network availability, asset management, and what we're doing to make the rail network better and safer. We've put data going back to 1999 in one place to help you see how things have changed over the last 13 years.

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Our board has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and financial performance of the company. It also oversees our day-to-day operation.

See related links to find out more about the board and its members.

Board Minute publication schedule

Ahead of publication, Network Rail Board Minutes are subject to a standard review process.  This includes review and sign off of the draft Minutes at the next Network Rail Board meeting, and helps make sure the Minutes are an accurate reflection of the meeting.

Board Meeting: 3 December 2018
Target Publication Date: 8 February 2019
Actual Publication Date: 8 February 2019

Board Meeting: 10 January 2019
Target Publication Date: 5 April 2019
Actual Publication Date: 5 April 2019

Board Meeting: 30 January 2019
Target Publication Date: 5 April 2019
Actual Publication Date: 5 April 2019

Board Meeting: 5 March 2019
Target Publication Date: 24 May 2019
Actual Publication Date: 24 May 2019

Board Meeting: 1 May 2019
Target Publication Date: 5 July 2019
Actual Publication Date: 28 June 2019

Board Meeting: 30 May 2019
Target Publication Date: 2 August 2019

Board Meeting: 28 June 2019
Target Publication Date: 30 August 2019

Board Meeting: 31 July 2019
Target Publication Date: 11 October 2019

Board Meeting: 17 September 2019
Target Publication Date: 22 November 2019

Board Meeting: 22 October 2019
Target Publication Date: 20 December 2019

Board Meeting: 29 November 2019
Target Publication Date: TBC – February 2020

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Read more about our leadership team

Our first Interim Business Performance Report covering the first half of 2018/19, from April to October 2018.

It is intended to provide clear information on how we are doing against our key targets.

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Business Performance Report

Updated in September 2017 this policy details rules on the following:

  • the booking of business travel, hotels, conferences and external meeting rooms;
  • and the submission of expense claims for other expenditure incurred by employees on Network Rail business.

This policy applies across the whole of Network Rail.

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This document is updated periodically and shows national performance figures as a result of cable theft.

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2019

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Detail of our carbon emissions, including gas and electricity use by route and at our managed stations.

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A Close Call is defined as anything that has the potential to cause harm or damage. Network Rail staff are encouraged to report close calls so that we can remove the immediate risk, and understand strategically where we need to make improvements by identifying areas of high risk and taking steps to prevent a more serious incident from occurring.

This data details the number of close calls raised and closed out between 2016 – 2018/19 and will be updated on a periodic basis.

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We have a wide variety of stakeholders including the travelling public, our lineside neighbours, and the communities that we serve. Around 180,000 people contact us each year to discuss a wide variety of topics.

This document presents the top 10 reasons for contact nationally and the type of contact we receive about our managed stations in each quarter.

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2018/19

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Intended for developers, feeds from the operational systems report what's happening on the railway minute-by-minute.

To see how this data is currently being used please visit the links below.

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Delays to journeys are frustrating, and the reasons given can be confusing. Our plain English guide explains the common causes of delays – and what we’re doing to reduce them.

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We’re delivering the biggest transformation of Britain’s railway in 150 years.

Our Railway Upgrade Plan is well underway, but it’s all part of an in-depth planning process between us, the Government, and consultation with industry partners. You can find out more about our plans below.

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Energy performance certificate for The Quadrant:MK, the building that centralises national operations for Network Rail.

It shows the energy rating of the building from A to G, this indicates the energy efficiency of the building. The rating is based on an assessment of the energy efficiency of the building, this includes aspects such as the building fabric, heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems.

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We have a sustainable approach to what we do, understanding how our role affects the environment locally and globally.

We believe that outstanding environmental performance is a central part of being a responsible and successful company. We look for the best ways to minimise the impact of our work – as well as how we can positively change, protect and enhance Britain’s environment.

This data looks at the environmental incidents that have occurred on our network in 2017-18.

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We strive to reflect the communities that we serve. We aim to achieve this by creating an environment where our people fulfil their potential. By being open, inclusive and respectful of our workforce diversity we will continue to attract talented individuals from all cultures, faiths and walks of life.

We publish our diversity and inclusion policy, and data about the composition of our workforce. This illustrates our progress and some of the challenges in delivering a more open and inclusive company. To find out more about our equality and diversity agenda, please click on the link below.

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Our Executive Committee salaries in £5k bands

Please also refer to our Senior Staff Salaries data set.

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The total headcount and aggregate pay bill for our executive committe members.

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We recognise that employees want to balance work and family life. This becomes particularly important at certain times, such as during pregnancy, when a child is born or adopted, during the early to young adult years of a child’s life, and where you have caring responsibilities for an adult e.g. an elderly relative. Attached is our policy below, which considers all of above situations.

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Network Rail positively embraces flexible working. We recognise that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. By offering flexible working arrangements we can support employees to manage their working life and other priorities, including looking after children, caring responsibilities, managing an impairment, religious observance, life-long learning, charity work and any other interests.

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Details of our Freedom of Information (FOI) performance in terms of timeliness – i.e. the percentage of requests which we have responded to within the statutory time frames.

You can also read about the legislation, learn how to make an FOI request or view a sample of our responses on the Freedom of Information page.

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Our 2018 median gender pay gap is 11.2 per cent and represents a reduction of 0.3 per cent from last year’s figure. It also remains substantially lower than the current UK pay gap of 18.4 per cent and other organisations in our industry.

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High-level suicide statistics showing events over the last 10 years.

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These documents are part of a suite of policies that specify the minimum standards we must adhere to when managing our information.

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Level crossings are assessed at a frequency that is based on the level of risk a crossing poses. Assessment frequency ranges from 1¼ to 3¼ years. Factors taken into account include frequency of trains, types of user and the environment of the crossing location.

If you would like a specific level crossing risk assessment, you can request it from FOI@networkrail.co.uk.

Alternatively you can view a selection of narrative risk assessments on our disclosure log.

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There are more than 6,300 level crossings on our rail network, with multiple crossing types at some sites. We have a legal duty to assess, manage and control the risk for every crossing.

Use our level crossings map to view information such as type, location and number of trains per day. You can also download the raw data below.

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A summary of the number of laptops and mobile phones handed into lost property from 2013 – 2016, as well as the total number of lost items for 2016.

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A monthly lost property report will also be published below.

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Find out about working for Network Rail.

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We publish a Public Performance Measure (PPM) which states the percentage of trains that arrive at their destination on time. The PPM figures show how the improvements we have been making to the railway are having a positive impact for passengers by helping to improve punctuality.

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This document incorporates our Executive and Non-Executive leadership team.

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Various forms of alliances have been established across the country depending on local need, an example include the current alliance with Scotrail Abellio.

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A summary of payments made for disruption on the railway.

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We are providing future workbank visibility for all of our suppliers so that we can work better with them to review and smooth the workbank.

This will allow Network Rail and its suppliers to more efficiently schedule, package and consolidate work, ultimately improving efficiency as well as creating greater cost and schedule certainty.

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We have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code and The Procurement Pledge which articulate the values and behaviours we want to embody.

We recognise the market conditions in construction and have rolled out the Fair Payment Charter within our infrastructure projects – this charter is applicable to Construction Contracts.

Find out more about our services, including renting a business property, retail developments in our 20 managed stations, filming and enquiries about our land and properties.

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Public Trespass & Near Miss Incident statistics for 2014 – 2018/19.

This data is updated periodically.

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Qualifying expenditure at each managed station covers the costs Network Rail incurs in the day-to-day running and operation of its station. It also covers the reasonable costs incurred for procuring and providing the services and amenities which all users share.

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Office of Rail Regulation analysis of financial data for the industry: income, expenditure and government funding

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A list of key words and acronyms often used in the rail industry.

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Our Station Investor’s Qualification for November 2016 – November 2017 and our Financial Impact Test threshold for November 2016 – November 2017.

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We manage 510,000 square feet of prime retail space, 480 different retail units and work with 140 brands. This category takes a closer look at like-for-like sales growth statistics at our managed stations.

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Route Crime Incident statistics for 2014 – 2018/19.

This data is updated periodically.

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Employees who worked in the rail industry before the public rail service was privatised (prior to 1st April 1996) and have had continuous service since this date are eligible to receive leisure and residential travel benefits. This is a protected benefit that Network Rail must pay the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) for the use of.

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Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Our Safety Central website is used to promote health and safety best practice within the rail industry. This is where you will find more information about our safety agenda. This includes our Safety, Health and Environmental Performance (SHEP) report, lifesaving rules, records of lifesaving rule breaches, our drugs and alcohol policy and statistics relating to the health of Network Rail staff.

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The salary bands for the most senior individuals within the organisation.

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The National Electronic Sectional Appendix (NESA) contains an operational description of every aspect of the rail network and instructions about how it should be used. This is updated quarterly.

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Our senior employee salaries over £142,500 in £5k bands.  The figure of £142,500 has been selected as this is the salary level above which authority is needed from the DfT and HMT either within a delegated limit or individually if the delegated limit is exceeded.  The reason the DfT/HMT delegation is set at £142,500 is because this is the Prime Minister’s salary and it is a threshold used across publicly funded organisations.

Please also refer to our Executive Committee Salaries data set.

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We strongly believe that when differences arise between us and our employees we achieve a resolution that is fair to both parties. Where possible and appropriate we seek to resolve any disputes outside the formal tribunal structure to minimise stress to our employees. Settlement agreements are a means by which Network Rail and departing employees can resolve a range of employment differences sensitively and properly.

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This dataset shows how much we spend directly with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Speeches, addresses and presentations given by our executive on timely issues around the railway.

Full transcripts and presentations available for download.

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Speeches, addresses and presentations

We want to ensure all employees understand the priorities of the business and are rewarded when the organisation performs well. As such annual performance related pay is paid based on specific business targets, each target is assessed independently and there is only payment against a measure if stretching targets are met.

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Invoiced spend on Information Technology for 2017-18.

This incorporates areas such as IT Software, Licencing and Consultancy.

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This shows the number of staff engaged by Network Rail off payroll, the length of these contracts and the average daily cost to departments.

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Network Rail is a 24/7 safety critical business and we have national responsibilities. This means that there are occasions when people are required to work over and beyond their contracted hours. Overtime is only paid when it is essential to running and maintaining a safe and reliable railway.

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Our procurement spend over 13 periods, broken down by the category families which cover our entire expenditure profile.

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Invoiced project spend for 2017-18 by supplier, period, function and sub-category.

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Invoiced spend on telecommunications for 2017-18.

This incorporates areas such as Business telecommunications, Operational telecommunications and Maintenance.

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All employees have the opportunity to share in Network Rail's success. Our incentive schemes are an important part of our employees reward packages and are used to align business objectives with individual reward.

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This data-set details how long our staff have been with the company in five-year categories, along with the total number of new joiners and leavers for tax year 2017/18

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Our station announcements will keep you informed of important information, here are some examples in digital audio MP3 format:

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Quarterly summaries of station concourse footfall at our managed stations.

The footfall data captures the numbers of people entering and exiting our stations.

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Network Rail does not condone such behaviour towards our staff and looks to protect those who operate in customer facing roles. Our station staff receive training, as part of their induction, which will help them handle confrontation and diffuse difficult situations in their working environment.

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A summary of our income for 2013/14 – 2017/18 at our managed station toilet facilities.

This data is updated annually.

Network Rail charges between 30 – 50p for the use of the station toilets. Any income is reinvested into the upkeep and improvement of facilities. The installation of barriers serve to prevent potential overcrowding and deter any illegal activity.

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Find out more about the performance procedures supporting our suppliers in providing an effective service.

View the suppliers we have used over the last 13 periods, alongside our top 20 suppliers for 2017-18.

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Explaining our timetabling and capacity challenges across the network.

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The top 10 incidents of delay attributed to Network Rail on a periodic basis, as well as the top 20 incidents for 2016/17 – 2017/18 split by Incident Category and Incident Reason codes.

Delay refers to Passenger Affected Services only.

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Our aim is to be a company ‘respected for our openness, honesty and accessibility; and to set the standard for transparency'. Our transparency strategy sets out how we plan to achieve this over the next financial control period.

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Managing the trees, shrubs and plants alongside our railway to ensure the safety of passengers and railway workers is essential, and it’s something we plan carefully and with consideration.

The document below; ‘Lineside Vegetation Management Documentation’ details the management, inspection and risk assessment and management requirements of our standards in carrying out vegetation works, and how sensitivity to potential impact on plant and animal habitats is a critical aspect of our planning and execution process. It is appended by a position statement regarding our current suspension of tree clearance activity unless it is essential for safety reasons.

You can also download ‘Vegetation Management explained' for a shorter summary of our approach to tree clearance.

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We encourage our staff to volunteer within local communities, allowing up to five days a year per person of volunteer time to support UK registered charities and community engagement.

This data looks at volunteering statistics from 2012-2018.

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This document contains information about our workforce headcount and is updated on an annual basis.

If you would like the archived data sets please contact the TED team by emailing TEDteam@networkrail.co.uk and we will be happy to provide you with this information where possible.

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We’re passionate about safety: for our employees, our contractors, the passengers who travel on our network and members of the public who interact with the railway at places such as level crossings and shops at our stations.

Having a safe and well workforce helps us, together with our supply chain, to deliver our planned maintenance, renewal and upgrade works. Our integrated health, safety and wellbeing programme, known as the Home Safe Plan, drives our overall safety performance.

The data below details the number of workforce injuries, by severity for the period and the 13 rolling period total.

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