Who we work with

We work alongside infrastructure companies, the Westminster, Scottish and Welsh governments, other safety bodies and companies in the industry.

We also 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.

These organisations include the Railway Industry Health and Safety Advisory Committee, the Highways Committee, the ORR Expert Advisory Panel and the European Union Agency for Railways.

Rail infrastructure

The rail infrastructure in Britain is complex and comprises of a number of different bodies. Not only do we regulate the mainline rail, we are also the health and safety regulator for a number of other forms of transport that run on rail.

Road infrastructure

We are also the independent monitor of Highways England and its management of the strategic road network – the motorways and main 'A' roads in England.

Governments

A summary of the different government bodies we work with as part of our role as the safety and economic regulator of Britain's railways.

Other safety bodies

A summary of the different safety bodies we work with as part of our role as the safety and economic regulator of Britain's railways.

Our expert advisors

Our Expert Advisory Panel provides external expertise in order to help us develop and test our thinking on issues of economic regulatory policy and practice.

Industry companies and organisations

A summary of the different railway industry companies and organisations we work with as part of our role as the safety and economic regulator of Britain's railways.

Agency agreements and memoranda of understandings (MoUs)

We have agency agreements and MoUs with a number of different government departments and agencies to promote effective coordination of the regulatory roles of each body, and effective cooperation between them.

UK Regulators' Network

The UK Regulators' Network (UKRN) brings together the regulators of our utility services, transport, financial, health and legal services and others to help make regulation work well for consumers and the economy.