Publications

You can access all our current publications, notices, correspondence, research studies and the public register in this section. For older publications please visit the National Archives.

Latest publications

  • GB rail industry financial information 2012-13

    GB rail industry financial information 2012-13 presents ORR's analysis of the latest financial data from train operators, Network Rail and governments.

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  • Route-level efficiency benefit sharing (REBS) mechanism

    The route level efficiency benefit sharing (REBS) mechanism will encourage Network Rail and train operators (passenger and freight) to work together and allow both to share in Network Rail’s efficiency gains or losses on an annual basis. REBS is designed to strengthen the alignment of incentives between Network Rail and train operators in order to support greater co-operation to drive down industry costs.

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  • Passenger experience report

    A summary of the passengers’ experience of planning journeys, choosing rail, buying tickets and using its services drawing on new research into passengers’ decisions, past research into buying and travel habits.

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  • Business plan 2014-15

    Our business plan summarises what we aim to achieve this year and provides detail around our five strategic objectives.

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  • Assessment criteria for non-mainline safety certificate and safety authorisation applications - March 2014 pdf icon PDF, 760 Kb

    This new set of criteria aims to reduce duplication by having criteria that are applicable to both infrastructure managers and transport undertakings together in one place. Any criteria that apply to infrastructure managers only or to transport undertakings only are clearly stated. The only regulatory change that has been reflected in the new criteria is in relation to the 28-day ‘affected party’ consultation period, which now runs concurrently with ORR’s four-month processing time.

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