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.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has overall responsibility for transport including rail. It sets strategy and funding for the railways.
Responsibility for funding and specification in Scotland is devolved to Scottish Ministers; some responsibilities are also devolved to the Welsh Government.
The Secretary of State for Transport, on behalf of government, appoints members of our board. Devolved powers enable Scotland and Wales to have their own bodies to look after transport (including rail) issues.
Department for Transport
The Department for Transport's role is to provide strategic direction and funding to the railways and to procure rail franchises and projects.
Transport for London
TfL was established in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for London's transport system.
The body with responsibilities for transport in Scotland.
The body with responsibilities for transport in Wales.
Department of Regional Development, Northern Ireland
The body with responsibilities for transport strategy in Northern Ireland.
Passenger transport executives
Bodies with responsibilities for transport services in the city regions.
The European Union Agency for Railways
The body with responsibility for European railway transport issues.
Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) and Channel Tunnel Safety Authority (CTSA)
Safety and economic regulation are a key part of IGC's responsibility to supervise and monitor all matters relating to the operation of the Channel Tunnel.