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.
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.
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.
Please see information on our Other Railway Property page.
Please see information provided by Network Rail which deals with most legal enquiries relating to purchase of property by the railway.
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.