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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy a former railway station or house?

Why do you have a lot of sites on your website that are not for sale?

What is the price of the property and can I have a plan?

How do I find information about railway land not on BRB (Residuary) Limited's property list?

I want to make a 'railway search' in connection with purchase of a property by the railway.

Can you provide historical information or plans for research purposes?

How can I buy a former railway station or house?

Railway buildings have always been very popular for conversion to houses. BRB (Residuary) Limited owns very few railway buildings and Network Rail rarely has any for sale. The great majority of closed railway stations and houses are in private ownership and sold through local estate agents. Advertisements often appear in magazines aimed at railway enthusiasts, which can be found for sale at newspaper shops on stations and at other outlets.

Why do you have a lot of sites on your website that are not for sale?

BRB (Residuary) Limited only sells sites if the Property Review Group decides that they need not be retained for future railway use. The website informs local councils, railway companies and other consultees of the status of all of our property.

What is the price of the property and can I have a plan?

Property is usually sold by auction, so we do not state prices. The auctioneer may quote a guide price before the sale. Plans are included in the auction catalogue that is published about a month before the sale.

How do I find information about railway land not on BRB (Residuary) Limited's property list?

Please see information on our Other Railway Property page.

I want to make a 'railway search' in connection with purchase of a property by the railway.

Please see information provided by Network Rail which deals with most legal enquiries relating to purchase of property by the railway.

Can you provide historical information or plans for research purposes?

BRB (Residuary) Limited does not hold historical archives. Material has been passed to the National Railway Museum, the National Archives, the National Archives of Scotland and local archives. Enquiries should be made to them. In compliance with the Data Protection Act, we do not provide any information about former railway employees.