Working paper 4: Outputs framework
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 on the Outputs Framework setting out our initial thinking in relation to the design and nature of what Network Rail will need to achieve in control period 6 (CP6).
We have published an update which reflects on the responses to working Paper 4, identifies emerging thinking developed since, including through the RDG Route-level regulation working group, and sets out next steps.