- Public register
We grant licences to operators of railway assets and approve access to the railway track, stations and depots. Copies of approved licences, access contracts and associated documents are placed on our register database which can be accessed via this website. There is no charge to access the database and all documents on the register can be downloaded free of charge.
The documents on our register fall into one of the following main categories:
- Depot access agreements
- Experimental passenger services
- Facility exemptions
- Freight facility access agreements
- General approvals & consents
- Health & safety
- Improvement & prohibition notices
- Station access agreements
- Track access agreements
You can search the database by entering data in a number of different search fields. A simple search guide and a list of the operating company codes used to create document reference numbers are available to help you. The guide ( 2135 Kb) shows you how to carry out basic searches and explains how the reference numbers for the most commonly used documents on the database are created.
If you cannot find the documents that you need or have any other queries regarding access please contact the Information Centre.
For further details please refer to our publication scheme about the information we make public.
Last updated: 11 August 2010