HOW TO ENTER - ENTRIES OPEN JANUARY 22 2021. ENTRY DEADLINE MARCH 26 2021

Safety, customer service and value for money are all key to the success of the railway.  The National Rail Awards recognise outstanding achievements in Great Britain over the past year, but particularly look to reward initiatives which demonstrate measurable improvements in performance which can be rolled out across the railway, to improve the industry’s longer term success and sustainability, and which compare well with international benchmarks.


The period covered by each award is 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Judging is rigorous, and the due diligence process will include visiting or interviewing all shortlisted entries.  Final decisions are then taken by all the judges.  
Except where otherwise stated:

We welcome entries from across the rail industry, its supply chain and its stakeholders.  Under each category heading, further detail is provided on who should enter.  Generally, entries should be submitted by the client, operator or main contractor/designer (where relevant); but every entry should list all the major parties involved.

Entrants should consider carefully the most relevant category for their entry, although the judges have discretion to reallocate to a different category.  Duplicate or broadly similar entries should not be made to more than one category, as this will not increase the chance of an award.

All entries should include:

'Station of the Year' is the only category that does not require a pdf document or cover sheet.

Please ensure that all the following items are included in your entry. Failure to do so may result in your entry not being accepted. Most importantly though, good luck!

The Rules

If you have any queries regarding the entry process please contact [email protected] or on 01733 395089.