Privacy and Cookie Policy

Network Rail takes matters of privacy and security seriously and is committed to protecting your privacy. Network Rail complies with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We do not sell, trade or rent any personal information you give us to others.

We do not automatically capture or store personal information from visitors to our site although we do use cookies to monitor site use and for statistical purposes. The Information Advertising Bureau (Link: provides full information about cookies and its website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.

Cookies may be required to allow you to access and participate in certain areas of the Website. Once you have closed your browser, this type of cookie is deactivated.

The majority of browsers will allow you to alter the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require. If you do not want cookies then please refer to the help menu on your browser for instructions on disabling them. For further general information on cookies and more detailed advice on how to disable and enable them please go to

This is a list of the cookies set on our website and what each is used for:

Analytics Cookie
These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site, using a service provided by Google Analytics. The analytical cookies are non-intrusive, which explains why they are already set when a user accesses this website. Cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz


Where we ask you to provide personal information, the purpose for requesting the personal information from you will be explained on the site and we will only use your personal information for that purpose. Except as set out here, Network Rail will not capture or store personal information from visits to the Network Rail site. Network Rail will not send you any marketing information about Network Rail or any third party unless you give us your permission. You should look out for the box on the site that you can click where we ask for your permission to use your information for marketing purposes.

Third party sites and subsites which you can link to through are not subject to our Privacy Policy. Network Rail accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites and you should check their privacy policies before entering any personal information.

We do not automatically capture or store personal data from browsers to the site, other than to log your IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit to our site and the nature of the browser used. This information is used only for administration of the site system and in the compilation of statistics used by Network Rail.

If we make any changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy these changes will be detailed on this page in order to ensure that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.

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