Operator access to the network

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We ensure 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.

We regulate access to station and light maintenance depots by approving station and depot access agreements.

If a railway operator wants to access the railway network, they have to apply to us for a track access agreement with Network Rail.

Regulating access to station and light maintenance depots by approving station and depot access agreements.

The rules behind the contractual relationship between train operating companies and freight operating companies to run their trains on Network Rail infrastructure.