Consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail

Working paper 8: Managing Change affecting the PR18 settlements

Date published: 28 March 2018
Closing date: 27 April 2018

This working paper sets out our proposed approach to balance the benefits of Network Rail being able to respond flexibly to changing circumstances against the benefits of our PR18 settlements for Network Rail’s routes and the system operator.

Working paper 8: Managing change affecting the PR18 settlements

Conclusions on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail

Following careful review of the consultation responses and the valuable engagement we had with stakeholders, in January 2018 we published our conclusions on the Overall Framework consultation.

Along with a letter setting out our conclusions, we also published an updated version of the design framework and a further supporting document summarising stakeholder responses and setting out our comments on these.

Overall framework conclusions letter
Design for PR18 overall framework
Overall framework summary of comments and our response
25 January 2018

Conclusions on route requirements and scorecards

In January 2018 we published our conclusions on the route requirements and scorecards consultation.

Summary of responses to ORR's consultation on route requirements and scorecards
25 January 2018

Conclusions on possible measures of the System Operator’s performance

In November 2017 we published our conclusions on the possible measures of the System Operator's performance consultation.

Possible measures of the System Operator’s performance summary of comments and response

July 2017 consultation documents

Date published: 27 July 2017
Closing date: 21 September 2017

In July 2017, we published our consultation on the 2018 periodic review (PR18) Overall Framework for regulating Network Rail in CP6. The consultation sought views on:

  • putting an increasing focus on regulating each of Network Rail's route businesses;
  • encouraging closer working between Network Rail and operators;
  • making greater use of comparison between routes to incentivise delivery; and
  • strengthening our regulation of Network Rail's System Operator function.

This approach should facilitate Network Rail to become more efficient and responsive to the needs of its customers, strengthen its accountability, and contribute to better outcomes for passengers, freight customers and taxpayers.

The consultation comprised three documents:

  • a main document consulting on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail; and

Two subsidiary documents on:

  • route requirements and scorecards; and
  • possible measures of the System Operator's performance

Consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail

This consultation set out how we will regulate Network Rail in CP6. Topics covered by the consultation included the role of scorecards; the role of customers and ORR in holding Network Rail to account; and how ORR and Network Rail will manage change in CP6. The design framework summarised the policy positions outlined in the main consultation document.

Consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail

Draft design for PR18 overall framework

The overall framework for regulating Network Rail - Stakeholder event slides
8 September 2017

Draft impact assessment for CP6 outputs framework and scorecards

We received a total of 37 responses to the consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail which are available. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Responses to the consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail
January 2018

Consultation on route requirements and scorecards

This document focused on the requirements we expect to make in relation to Network Rail's geographic routes, and the freight and national passenger operator route. In particular, it looked in more detail at what measures and targets we may wish to include on the scorecards for these routes for CP6. The annex to this document comprised draft impact assessments covering areas where our policy represents a material change to PR13.

Consultation on route requirements and scorecards

Annex: route requirements and scorecards: draft impact assessments

We received a total of 14 responses to the consultation on route requirements and scorecards which are available. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Responses to the consultation on route requirements and scorecards
January 2018

Consultation on possible measures of the System Operator's performance

This document set out a range of measures that could be used to assess the performance of the System Operator and hold it to account against. This consultation was intended to support stakeholders in their ongoing engagement with the System Operator on the contents of its scorecard. In addition to the main consultation document, there was also an annex containing the full list of measures in a spreadsheet format.

Consultation on possible measures of the System Operator's performance

Annex: Spreadsheet of possible measures of the System Operator's performance

We received a total of 22 responses to the consultation on possible measures of the System Operator's performance which are available. We would like to thank everyone who responded.

Responses to the consultation on possible measures of the System Operator’s performance