Network Rail is the business responsible for the tracks, bridges and tunnels that make up the British rail network. These, along with signalling and level crossings, form the railway’s infrastructure. Its responsibility extends to 20,000 miles of track and 40,000 bridges and tunnels. It also runs 18 of Britain’s major rail stations, from Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross.
Every day Network Rail moves thousands of tonnes of goods around Britain. It also gets 3 million people to their destinations - passenger numbers have increased by more than 40% in the past ten years and are expected to double by 2034.
Network Rail’s job is to keep all of its services running efficiently and above all safely. Its mission is ‘to provide a safe, reliable and efficient railway fit for the 21st century.’
Case studies in Business Case Studies
Edition 17 Managing change through training and development
This developing people case study examines the role of people in improving the rail network and the British economy.
Edition 12 Using PESTEL to design effective strategies
This external influences case study describes how PESTEL analysis helps Network Rail to respond to changes in its business environment.
Edition 11 Critical Path Analysis at Network Rail
This decision making case study highlights the importance of planning for major projects and how using Critical Path Analysis contributes to efficient and effective use of resources.