The Rail Industry
Our partnership with The Rail Industry is to ensure young people know how to stay safe when travelling on or around the railway, and can encourage their local communities to do the same.
Our five key messages
For further information and support on delivering Railway Safety activities in your groups, get in touch with Network Rail at Scouts@Networkrail.co.uk stating the location of your group.
Britain’s railway is operated by several organisations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities that work closely together to deliver a safe and reliable railway for passengers, freight customers and the public.
Passenger and freight services are provided by train companies who operate on infrastructure provided by Network Rail. These organisations collaboratively deliver the timetable and customer service. Through the Rail Delivery Group they also develop strategies and plans to improve the railway. The Rail Safety & Standards Board supports the industry to help them achieve their objectives - particularly in regard to efficiency and safety. British Transport Police support the industry by policing the journeys of more than six million passengers each day. The industry is regulated by the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail and Road.