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Network Rail: Transparency update

Network Rail: Transparency update

Network Rail refreshed and expanded the data available on its website’s transparency portal:

The updated data includes the following information categories:

  Budget and costs of high-profile projects
  Assessments for 50 high-risk level crossings scored on the rail industry’s level crossing risk model (originally the top five on each of Network Rail’s ten routes, now the top 10 per route)
  Executive directors’ business expenses
  Expenditure on staff travel
  Expenditure on hotels
  Expenditure on information technology

New categories are:

  Non-executive directors’ business expenses
  Business expenses and travel policy
  Payment performance
  Sourcing cycle times


Also, last month Network Rail began to publish data about current and future road works for which it is responsible on an interactive website

Mark Farrow, Network Rail’s head of transparency said: “This update further underlines Network Rail’s commitment to transparency – we believe that it plays a crucial role in making us more accountable, and can drive better decision making internally. We will keep extending the categories of data on the transparency section of our website, and want to hear more suggestions of what people would like to see us publish. We are particularly keen to make available more information that has real practical benefits for the public and businesses – our collaboration with is an obvious example of this.”