Railway Security

Security is an essential part of safety, find out more about what you can do to keep our railway safe and secure.

Security is an essential part of safety, from the physical protection of our infrastructure to the technology that safeguards our systems and information.

Security is everyone’s responsibility; it is how we protect our railway from threat and dangers. By taking responsibility and behaving securely we support a safe, reliable and efficient railway.

What can you do to keep our railway safe and secure?

Report an incident or Close Call security risks and concerns

  • You should feel confident in challenging others who may be breaching security. Network Rail employees can report security incidents to the helpdesk on 085 51600 or 01270 721600
  • Call out security risks or suspected misconduct, if you are a Network Rail staff member use the Close Call phone line 01908 723500 or via the app. If you are a contractor staff member please use your close call system
  • If in doubt, contact asksecurity@networkrail.co.uk (Network Rail can post on Yammer using #AskSecurity)
  • In an emergency call 999

Discuss security during a Safety Hour

  • Talk about security at a Safety Hour using the discussion packs available in the Resource Library to focus on different aspects of security. Discuss the security concerns relevant to you, your role and your workplace.

Complete your security training- Network Rail staff

Security on the railway (previously Information security)

Counter Terrorism introductory elearning and off line brief- Network Rail staff

This training package provides an introduction to railway counter terrorism issues.

  • Staff have a basic understanding of the risks relating to terrorism and the role they can play in deterring an attack on the railway including the importance of access control and reporting unattended items and unusual behaviour. Staff are able to recognise a potential threat message and what to do if one if received. Staff have a knowledge and understanding of the local evacuation procedures in respect of a terrorist attack. Staff understand and know how to follow the stay safe guidance and the WHAT protocol.
  • find security on the railway on Network Rail elearning platform or ask your line manager to brief you individually, or as a group, using the Security training discussion
  • For more information https://security.hub.networkrail.co.uk/Our%20shared%20responsibilities/Training.aspx

Become a Network Rail Security Champion

If you are a Network Staff member

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