About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain’s railway infrastructure; that’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We manage 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are managed by the country’s train operating companies.
Every day, more than 4.6 million journeys are made in the UK. People depend on Britain’s railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion-pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation’s railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced – a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.
Our employees come to work wanting to do a good job, inspired by the importance of the railways to people and society.
We’re working hard to ensure our workforce better represents our customers and society as a whole. Women now represent nearly 25 per cent of both our Board and Executive Committee. We’re also growing gender and ethnicity diversity in our early entrant programmes, especially our graduate programme.
We aspire to make the best use of our people’s talent and capabilities and to provide real opportunities for their professional development.
There is more to do – but the success of our work on diversity and inclusion, and the excitement of being part of the biggest transformation of Britain's rail industry in history are starting to make Network Rail an employer of choice.
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