Network Rail – Option to Join the Railways Pension Scheme

My Ref: MRP 1/8/3                                            17th May 2016

                                             Circular Num: NP/144/16
To: The Secretary All Branches & Regional Councils

Dear Colleagues,

Network Rail – Option to Join the Railways Pension Scheme

I refer to Circular NP/017/16, 18th January 2016, as you will recall I advised you that those Network Rail employees who did not take up the opportunity to join the Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme once they had completed five year continuous company service will be given a “special one-off option” to join this pension scheme. This option is currently running and will close on 30th September 2016.

Please be advised that this option is only available to employees who did not excise their right to join and did not opt-out of the Railways Pension Scheme.

To assist branches and members please find below the following internet links outlining the basic benefits of the different Network Rail pension arrangements and the application form employees would have to complete if they wished to take advantage of the option mentioned above.

I have also attached hardcopies of the documents contained within these links for your information.

Yours sincerely,


Mick Cash
General Secretary