Data Issues NGD 233
We have been made aware of data issues with the latest CSD (NGD233) which impacts structures that traverse multiple ELRs. The impact is that some of the profiles will be allocated the wrong ELR. We have identified the cause and are looking to resolve. Therefore please can you stop using NGD233 and revert back to NGD232. We have removed NGD233 from the portal. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
National Gauging Database
Network Rail has replaced its National Gauging Database (NGD) with a new solution, the Railway Gauging Database Solution (RGDS). Please write to the Network Rail mailbox at for requesting access and further information. For survey data and ClearRoute 2 enquiries please contact Omnicom Balfour Beatty are proud to have been the custodians of this critical infrastructure system for over two decades and wish the new team all the best going forward.
ClearRoute Databases (.csd) from RGDS Data
Due to the changes in the provision of the National Gauging Database (NGD) snapshot to contain .SC0 files only, Omnicom Balfour Beatty will continue to provide a .CSD conversion for its ClearRoute 2 customers. This can be downloaded from the Rail portal from the downloads page. Please note that this is a conversion of the data only, and Omnicom Balfour Beatty do not hold responsibility for the validity of the data. Any issues with the NGD should be directed to the RGDS team: RGDS Help Centre (
Vehicle Databases
Following the removal of the NGD downloads from the portal, Vehicle database (VCD) downloads have now moved. These can now be found under 'Software - Downloads' at the bottom of the page
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