Expert advisors

We work closely with expert panels and other bodies both in the UK and in Europe to ensure our regulatory approach is built on expertise, cutting-edge thinking and best practice.

Consumer expert panel

Our consumer expert panel provides independent advice to help us fulfil our role as the railways' safety, economic consumer and competition regulator.

Economics advisory panel

Our economics advisory panel provides external expertise in order to help us develop and test our thinking on issues of economic regulatory policy and practice.

Research and Development Advisory Group

The ORR Directors' Group supported the establishment of an internal Research and Development Advisory Group (RDAG) in September 2006 to help ORR discharge its duties under Schedule 3, paragraph 2(2) of the Railways Act 2005.