We generally require 7 working days notice after full submission of paperwork to plan shoots in our locations. However, for large or complex shoots, or where we are exceptionally busy, we are likely to require longer.
Filming in our stations may only take place between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. There is no time restriction at the weekend. Overnight filming can be arranged at a higher fee, with sufficient notice.
Before your shoot can go ahead, you are required to submit a filming application form, a copy of your public liability insurance, a signed and dated site specific risk assessment and - where dressing the location or making any changes - a method statement. You will need to detail the equipment you intend to bring on site, including props. We will review this documentation, and when approved, will provide you with a location agreement before taking full payment.
If your filming requires you to set up equipment such as lighting, camera dolly or jib, you will be required to barrier off all of your equipment while you work.
Any crew members carrying out this work will be required to wear high visibility jackets and, potentially, other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It may also be necessary for other crew members to wear high visibility jackets while filming.
If working at height, any ladders or mobile platforms used must be of a non-conductive material. Working at height in a station constitutes a high risk activity and will require both a permit to work, and additional approvals.
PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for providing all required PPE, barriers and ladders. Network Rail will not provide this for you.
If you are filming in one of our stations, you and your crew will be required to sign in to the station reception, and attend a safety brief before you can commence filming. You will all need valid photo ID for this purpose. The time and place of your briefing will be confirmed with you before your shoot goes ahead. If briefing a large group, this can be arranged in advance. At the briefing, you will be given ID, which must be worn at all times when in the station.
When your application has been processed and you have signed and returned your location agreement and paid the filming fee, your shoot has the go-ahead. Please read the agreement fully, and ensure you and all your crew are familiar with your risk assessment and method statement, as you will be required to abide by these documents at all times. Any failure to abide by these documents may result in the termination of your shoot.
If you have read and understood the information above,
click the button below to access the filming application form.
Please note: due to volume of enquiries, we cannot process applications without sufficient information, so be as clear and detailed as you can and send through all attachments.