Market study into the supply of signalling systems
Closure of market study
Given the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis, we have taken the decision to close the market study at this time. This will allow industry to focus on operational and safety issues during these challenging times.
We considered that carrying on with the study would place too great a burden on industry during this difficult time, and it would be challenging for us to gather the required evidence to reach a fair and accurate decision by the legal deadline of 26 July 2020.
We would like to make it clear that the signalling market remains a key focus for ORR, and re-opening the study when the railway returns to a 'steady-state' will be a high priority.
Our market study notice sets out that we will not be making a market investigation reference at this time.
- Final report PDF, 167 Kb
13 May 2020
- Market study notice PDF, 117 Kb
8 April 2020
- Press release
8 April 2020
Launch of market study
- Market study notice
- Statement of scope
- Press release: ORR launches market study into the supply of signalling systems
|27 January 2020||Launch|
|24 February 2020||Deadline for responses to the Statement of Scope|
|26 July 2020||Deadline for Market Investigation Reference (MIR) decision|