The railway network in the south of England is one of the most congested anywhere in Europe – as passengers know only too well as they stand on crowded commuter trains. In the last 20 years the number of people travelling on the rail network has doubled, and the rail network, our stations and our platforms are dealing with more passengers than they were ever designed for.
Network Rail is divided into eight geographical regions called ‘routes’
Each route has its own press office
There is also a national press office handling corporate, trade and national media issues
Scroll down to find the most relevant contact details
Urgent out-of-hours press emergencies call 0330 333 1800
The media team is available between 8am and 6pm on weekdays
Latest news for this region
Network Rail has announced the appointment of two vastly experienced non-executive directors to its new Property Board as the company continues to ramp up its property activities.
Network Rail has appointed Becky Lumlock as route managing director for Wessex, one of the busiest routes on the rail network which includes Britain’s busiest railway station, Waterloo, and the major commuter area to the south and west of London.
Alarming new figures from Network Rail reveal that children are twice as likely to trespass on the tracks over the summer months, compared with winter¹.
Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail – the owner and operator of Britain’s railway infrastructure – has appointed Jason Wassermann as its new regional director for the Middle East.
- 'Wobbly' comedian, Francesca Martinez, launches Network Rail campaign to improve journeys for disabled passengers, Spaces and Places for Everyone
- A quarter of disabled passengers say they worry about their journeys when travelling by train (24%)
- Two-thirds of disabled people would feel confident using the rail network independently (63%)
- Network Rail chief promises to challenge rail industry’s accessibility 'bolt-on culture'
- Francesca Martinez interviews Network Rail chief executive
Repairs to a 500,000-tonne landslip in Cumbria will see the iconic Settle to Carlisle railway line fully reopen to trains by the end of March 2017, Network Rail announced today (7 July).
Commenting on today’s publication of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Network Rail Monitor Scotland, Phil Verster, Managing Director of Network Rail Scotland and of the ScotRail Alliance said:
Network Rail has issued an urgent safety warning after an adult and child ran in front of a train travelling at up to 80mph yesterday (Sunday, 3 July).
More rail journeys happened last year than at any time in railway history, Network Rail’s annual report reveals today, enabling economic growth, job creation and housebuilding. The report details how the company is responding in terms of a greater focus on customers, an uncompromising focus on safety, a focus on economies and the delivery on time and budget of significant enhancements across the railway network.