Infrastructure access guidance and policies


This section sets out our guidance and policies on regulating infrastructure access.

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 an access agreement.

Track access guidance

This guidance sets out our approach to regulating track access.

How to apply for track access

All the links you need to enable you to apply for track access, or for a contract for connection to the network, whether for passenger or freight.

Access projects, policy documents and statements

Details on current access projects and policies.