Latest Rail News

10.12.15

DfT launches consultation into role of ORR

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation into the “effectiveness of the current regulatory regime” for the railways, which has come under recent scrutiny. 

The call for evidence, which is inviting views from all interested parties, is part of the government’s response to the Bowe and Hendy reviews, which were critical of the ORR’s current roles and responsibilities

Respondents have until Friday 15 January 2016 to submit responses to questions on whether the regime remains valid after Network Rail’s reclassification, are the ORR’s present statutory duties appropriate, and how might improvements be made with regards to governance. 

The project, which is being led by the DfT, will make recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of the rail regulatory regime, with specific reference to the role of the ORR. 

Expected to conclude in March 2016, the project will pay particular attention to the arrangements for securing value for money from investment in the railway from taxpayers; the importance of an environment that “supports private sector investment and involvement” in the rail sector; and the changed context for investment in the railway following the reclassification of Network Rail to the public sector.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

related

Rail industry Focus

View all News

Comment

The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

'the sleepers' blog

Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

12/08/2019Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the network... more >
read more blog posts from 'the sleeper' >

Interviews

Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in the Midlands. He said: “It’s very... more >