British Railways Board
We're all well aware of Network Rail, the organization without which we would have no rails to run on.
Network Rail, however, are only part of the story.
They are appointed to run the infrastructure, but that doesn't make them the be-all-and-end-all of the Railway.
These other important bodies still make up the United Kingdom's National Rail network...
National Rail is the brand name of ATOC - the Association of Train Operating Companies. They collect and re-distribute ticket revenue for cross-company journeys, and set the standards for ticketing, passenger information and marketing.
Despite what anybody tells you, YES - they DO still exist!
It just so happens they no longer run the track or the trains. They remain primarily to look after and sell off non-operational land which Railtrack were not sold in 1994.