Network licence

Network Rail's network licence requires it to comply with the conditions we set in the public interest.

Network Rail operates under a network licence pdf icon PDF, 231 Kb. This licence contains a set of conditions under which Network Rail must operate. As the operator and owner of the national rail infrastructure, it has a key role to play in railway safety and improving railway performance and efficiency. The network licence is a tool we have for holding Network Rail to account.

Network Rail's station licence pdf icon PDF, 458 Kb authorises it to operate one or more stations.

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