Proposals to formalise the Rail Delivery Group

Reference: ORR/006/2012
Date published: 18 July 2012
Start date: 18 July 2012
Closing date: 14 September 2012

On 18 July 2012, we published a consultation on proposals to formalise the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) by including new conditions in the operating licenses of train operators and Network Rail requiring them to be members of, and participate in the work of, RDG.

RDG was established in June 2011 in response to Sir Roy McNulty's review of how the efficiency and value for money of the railway could be improved for railway users and taxpayers. 

The review identified a number of barriers to improved efficiency across the railway and considered that many of these could be addressed by the formation of a leadership body charged with driving forward change across the industry.

We asked for the views of stakeholders on the way in which this group should be formalised in order to strengthen its ability to lead change that will benefit the whole industry and improve the value for money the industry delivers to passengers, freight customers and funders.

Conclusions and statutory consultation

Consultation document