Dear Network Rail Limited,

I would like to know:

a) The number of staff who have been physically assaulted in the past year, broken down by month

b)The number of staff who have been verbally assaulted in the past year, broken down by month

Yours faithfully,
Mr B Jonathan

Network Rail, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Jonathan,

Thank you for your request for information. Your request has been received by the Transparency team and is currently being processed.

We are committed to becoming a more transparent organisation, which means working in a more open, honest and accessible way. Because of this, despite the fact that we are not currently subject to the Freedom of Information Act, we endeavour to act as if we are.

We will make every effort to respond to you within 20 working days, but are not able to guarantee this. We will however be back in touch as soon as possible, and should you have any further queries in the meantime please do contact us at [email address]. You can also visit our webpages http://www.networkrail.co.uk/transparency/ where you can explore the information we have proactively published, as well as our previous responses to requests.

Kind regards

Kevin Rooney
Transparency Advisor
1st Floor Willen
The Quadrant
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Network Rail, Network Rail Limited

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Dear Mr Jonathan,

Thank you for your request to the transparency team, where you requested data relating to verbal and physical assault against Network Rail staff from 2012 to the present day.

Although Network Rail is not covered by the Freedom of Information Act until April 2015, in line with our on-going commitment to transparency, we have dealt with your request as if we were.

I can confirm we hold this information. Please see the attached document which this information reported by period from 2012 to period 11 of 2014, the last reporting period we have collated information for.

If you have any queries relating to the handling of your request, please contact TEDteam[@]networkrail.co.uk.

Kind regards

Kevin

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