About us

Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway infrastructure . That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We manage 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are managed by the country’s train operating companies.

Our Vision – Putting passengers first

We're becoming a company that is on the side of passengers and freight users; that is easy to engage with and is an efficient and dependable partner; a company people are proud to work for; instinctively recognised as an industry leader.

Our Purpose

We exist to get people and goods where they need to be and to support our country's economic prosperity.

Our Role

Running a safe, reliable and efficient railway, serving customers and communities.

Our routes and regions

We are customer focused. We run the company through devolved route businesses that understand how to meet customer needs. They operate, maintain and renew infrastructure to deliver a safe and reliable railway for passengers and freight customers. Our regions encompass multiple routes and transport hubs to better align operations with passengers’ and communities’ needs. Each route is a large, complex business in its own right, run by a managing director and a senior leadership team who are accountable for effectively and efficiently delivering for customers and key stakeholders. These outcomes are made visible through route and customer scorecards.

Our diversity and inclusion strategy

Everyone matters is our diversity strategy for CP6. By 2024 we will be an even a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation that is better at reflecting the communities that we serve. By putting our passengers first, our strategy will help us to provide a more accessible and more inclusive experience for you.