Working paper 1: Implementing route-level regulation

Date published: 7 June 2016

On 18 May 2016, we published our initial consultation on the 2018 periodic review (PR18). This set out our proposal to regulate Network Rail at route-level, alongside a tailored approach to regulating Network Rail’s system operation functions. In support of developing the detailed policy framework for this, we published a working paper exploring how route level regulation might work in practice (alongside two working papers on system operation).

Working paper on implementing route-level regulation pdf icon PDF, 904 Kb

Responses to working paper 1 pdf icon PDF, 6,176 Kb

We have also published a short note pdf icon PDF, 94 Kb summarising the key points from the responses and our comments on them. This also sets out next steps in developing the framework for route-level regulation. These include our consultation on our draft guidance to Network Rail on its strategic business plans (SBPs).