Consultation on new guidance and changes to ORR's economic enforcement policy to reflect Northern Ireland regulations

Outcome of the August consultation

Our conclusion to the consultation and the final guidance document were published on Wednesday 8 November 2017. Consultation responses were received from three stakeholders, and we have responded to all points raised.

The final guidance summarises the provisions of The Railways Infrastructure (Access Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (the NI Regulations) and explains the rights and responsibilities of service providers and railway undertakings with regards to access and charging. It also sets out ORR’s interpretation of key provisions, and the process for submission and consideration of appeals.

We have carefully considered feedback and decided to produce a standalone enforcement policy for the NI Regulations and expect this to be published on our website by the end of 2017.

Conclusions letter
Final guidance
Published 10 November 2017

Conclusions letter on Economic Enforcement Policy for the NI Regulations pdf icon PDF, 44 Kb
ORR's economic enforcement policy and penalties statement – Northern Ireland pdf icon PDF, 226 Kb
Published 14 December 2017

August consultation

Date published: 21 August 2017
Closing date: 29 September 2017

This was a consultation on draft guidance for the The Railways Infrastructure (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (the NI Regulations) and proposed changes to our existing economic enforcement policy. New guidance and changes to our enforcement policy were required to reflect the NI Regulations and as such primarily affected stakeholders in Northern Ireland and users of the cross-border railway only.

We invited views on both the new guidance and revisions to our enforcement policy.

Cover letter - Consultation on draft guidance for The Railways Infrastructure (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and Economic Enforcement Policy and Penalties Statement

ORR Draft guidance for the NI Regulations 2016 for consultation

ORR’s Draft economic enforcement policy and penalties statement for consultation

Responses

Network Rail
Translink
The Consumer Council