Monitoring Network Rail performance

Monitoring Network Rail's performance is a key role for us. We monitor Network Rail's performance on a continuous basis - against targets in the most recent access charges review, against obligations in its network licence and against forecasts in its own business plan.

We monitor through analysis of regular reports from Network Rail.

Further information

Network Rail Monitor

This document is part of how we hold Network Rail to account. It sets out how we think Network Rail is doing in delivering its obligations to its customers and funders.

Enforcement powers

What powers we have to enforce compliance with the network licence and our policies on when (and why) we would do so.

Enhancements monitoring

We hold Network Rail to account for delivery of its enhancement projects (large scale projects delivering new infrastructure) to its customers and funders.

Independent reporters

The role of the independent reporter is to provide us with professional advice on the quality of Network Rail's provision, as specified in their licence.

Annual efficiency and finance assessment of Network Rail

This document explains our assessment of Network Rail's efficiency and wider financial performance across Great Britain as a whole, and separately for Scotland, Wales and each of its routes in England for the year ended 31 March 2018 (2017-18), the fourth year of Control Period 5 (CP5). It provides detailed support to our recent Network Rail Monitor publication.

Route-level efficiency benefit sharing

As part of our 2013 periodic review (PR13), we decided to replace the existing efficiency benefit sharing mechanism (EBSM) with a route level incentive mechanism for control period 5 (CP5), which runs from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019.