Guidance & compliance


We regulate and monitor the rail industry's health and safety performance, we hold Network Rail and High Speed 1 (HS1) to account and we make sure that the rail industry is competitive and fair. We are also the monitor of Highways England and we have economic regulatory functions in relation to railways in Northern Ireland and for the northern half of the Channel Tunnel, situated in the UK.


This section provides guidance on how to comply with various regulations, as well as guidance on obtaining access to the rail network, and applying for licences and safety certificates and authorisations.


Advice and support from our road expert panel and guidance on whistleblowing.