We make sure the passenger and freight train operating companies have fair access to the rail network – and that best use is made of capacity.
If a railway operator wants to access the railway network, they have to apply to us for a track access agreement with Network Rail. View our infographic on how we make decisions on track access.
Information you need to enable you to apply for track access, or for a contract for connection to the network, whether for passenger or freight.
If a railway operator wants to run trains on the rail network, it must seek our approval for a track access agreement with Network Rail.
All documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public.
A consolidated (or conformed) agreement is a document incorporating all approved amendments to the existing approved agreement.
Standard application forms and model contracts to be used when applying for access to Network Rail's infrastructure or to connect to its network.