Consultation on improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency

Date published: 20 July 2017
Date closed: 13 September 2017

Network Rail’s efficiency in renewing the rail network is crucial to the value for money that passengers, freight users and taxpayers get from the railway. This efficiency has fallen in recent years.

This consultation document sought views on what Network Rail, ORR and the wider industry need to do differently to improve renewals efficiency in CP6. It draws on an analysis of the experience of CP5 and wider planned changes for CP6. The outcome of the consultation will help inform our approach to scrutinising Network Rail’s plans for CP6.

Consultation document

Published 20 July 2017

Responses to our consultation

We received a total of 23 responses to the consultation from a wide range of stakeholders. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Published 20 September 2017

Review of Network Rail's strategic business planning process

PR18 SBP planning assurance: Summary main report

PR18 SBP planning assurance: Scotland route

Reports by Nichols, published 25 October 2017. These reports reviewed Network Rail's strategic business planning process for control period 6 (CP6: 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2024). This was to provide assurance on Network Rail's progress in developing efficient plans for CP6, prior to the planned issue of the statement of funds available (SoFA) for England & Wales and Scotland in October 2017.