UPDATE - 04.08.2020

We’re back!  Applications are now being taken for filming at station locations using social distancing filming agreements.  We’re adding more stations regularly, so check back frequently for updates.  Thank you for your continued patience.

Small-scale filming agreements

Small-scale filming agreements (SSFA)

Productions with crews of five people or less should apply for station filming using our small-scale filming agreement (SSFA) form.  Productions that want to film within five working days should also apply in the same way.

SSFAs are quicker, simpler and are usually the cheapest option (see fees*).  They are less flexible than the standard application, and place restrictions on filming locations, crew numbers and equipment. Only the following equipment is allowed:

  • hand-held camera
  • monopod
  • tripod
  • steadicam
  • camera slider (1 metre maximum)
  • hand-held or radio microphones (not boom poles)
  • reflector (1.2 metre2 maximum - not silver/gold)
  • wireless monitor.

Forms need to be filled out electronically (not handwritten) and sent to filming@networkrail.co.uk, with a valid public liability insurance certificate (with a minimum indemnity of £5m) and any other documents.

PLEASE NOTE: *If you cancel within five working days of the shoot, the filming fee is non-refundable. If you need to shoot within three working-days please call us before applying.