Rail transport needs to be efficient, effective and functional to enhance the quality of this mode of transport. This quality will lead to a travellers' mode choice that is more and more in favour to trains than to cars. Prorail is a rail infrastructure manager that supports this vision. It propagates accessibility, reliability and safety that are as great as possible, but costs as little as possible.
To make this vision possible, Prorail consults with transporters on matters of available capacity, works on maintenance, improvement, enlargement and innovation of the rail network and stations. It strives to work as a partner within the rail network on solutions of future mobility issues. Prorail also pursuits a smooth execution of the operational process and a swift solution in case something fails.
Prorail is the Dutch rail infrastructure manager and consists of three divisions that have only been united since July 2002. These are: Railinfrabeheer (new and existing infrastructure, operational management), Railned (capacity planner) and Railverkeersleiding (rail-traffic controller).
Railinfrabeheer has a research department that focuses on new infrastructure, innovation (concerning infrastructure and stations), safety and environment. They interact with transporters (NS Reizigers, Railion Cargo), governmental parties (Ministry of Transport) and universities.
Prorail is funded by the national government.