Research and studies

A list of our research and studies is available below.

  • Stirling Dunblane Alloa electrification project deliverability review - Summary report

    In May 2017, we commissioned an Independent Reporter, Nichols, to carry out a deliverability review of Stirling Dunblane Alloa (SDA) electrification project.

    4 Dec 2017

  • Monitoring markets

    How we fulfil our responsibilities to keep rail markets under review and to take appropriate measures where markets are not working to the benefit of users or funders.

    4 Oct 2017

  • Evidence of revenue generation and abstraction from historical open-access entry and expansion pdf icon PDF, 1,634 Kb

    We commissioned LeighFisher to undertake a study to investigate historical evidence around the impacts of open access entry and expansion, to improve our understanding of the likely impacts on revenue generation and revenue abstraction.

    7 Jan 2016

  • Impact assessment of the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) options for increasing on-rail competition pdf icon PDF, 3,691 Kb

    We commissioned Arup/Oxera to undertake an impact assessment of the CMA’s options for increasing on-rail competition to improve our understanding of the likely impacts of each option on operators, passengers and funders.

    31 Dec 2015

  • Passenger experience report

    A summary of the passengers’ experience of planning journeys, choosing rail, buying tickets and using its services drawing on new research into passengers’ decisions, past research into buying and travel habits.

    2 Apr 2014

  • Disabled rail passengers’ awareness of assistance from train operators - March 2014 pdf icon PDF, 268 Kb

    We commissioned some research to see how much people knew about the assistance provided when travelling by rail.

    28 Mar 2014

  • Rail passenger compensation and refund rights

    Rail passenger compensation and refund rights - report on rail passengers' awareness of their compensation and refund rights.

    21 Feb 2014

  • 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.

    16 Dec 2013

  • Periodic review 2013: consultants and reporters' studies

    A list of reports produced by our consultants and reporters.

    30 Oct 2013

  • Impact of publishing more information on seat availability: South West Trains case study pdf icon PDF, 366 Kb

    Assessing what impact putting more data on seat availability into the public domain has on passengers’ behaviour.

    26 Jul 2012