Station access

We regulate access to stations by approving station access agreements in accordance with the provisions set out under the Railways Act 1993.

Network Rail owns the freehold to the vast majority of the approximately 2,500 railway stations in Great Britain.

Most stations are leased to and operated by one or other of the franchised passenger train operating companies.

Network Rail operates the major stations, comprising:

  • Birmingham New Street;
  • Bristol Temple Meads;
  • Edinburgh Waverley;
  • Glasgow Central;
  • Leeds;
  • Liverpool Lime Street;
  • London Bridge;
  • London Cannon Street;
  • London Charing Cross;
  • London Euston;
  • London King's Cross;
  • London Liverpool Street;
  • London Paddington;
  • London St. Pancras International (Midland Road);
  • London Victoria;
  • London Waterloo (excluding Waterloo East);
  • Manchester Piccadilly;
  • Reading.