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Do Network Rail pay breaks?

Usually. Most people get paid breaks at Network Rail.

Public Transport Providers who pay breaks include Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales.

Last updated 22 January, 2022

How we know this

Based on 262 job reviews from people who work at Network Rail.

71% of people say they get paid breaks

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which public transport providers pay breaks?

  1. Great Western Railway Breaks are paid
  2. TransPennine Express Breaks are paid
  3. Transport for Wales Breaks are paid
  4. Northern Rail Breaks are paid
  5. West Midlands Trains Breaks are paid
  6. Hitachi Breaks are paid
  7. Thameslink Breaks are paid
  8. Southeastern Breaks are paid
  9. East Midlands Railway Breaks are paid
  10. Govia Thameslink Railway Breaks are paid

What people are saying about sick pay at Network Rail

  • Best thing

    Free reign to get on with my workload without management breathing down my neck. Proper Breaks, reasonable Wage, good training.

    Worst thing

    Head office haven't got a clue how the front line works and make decisions that massively affect our jobs and hinder us from doing it.


    Network Rail Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    12 hour shifts and three day weeks with two guaranteed overtime Sunday shifts per month.
    Having a 60 week rota and regular breaks agreed with management

    Worst thing

    Night shift!


    Network Rail Employee, April 2021