Governments

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As the safety and economic regulator of the rail industry and Highways England’s monitor, we work with the following government bodies.

The Department for Transport has overall responsibility for transport including rail and road. It provides strategic direction and funding to the railways, procures rail franchises and transport-related projects.

Transport Scotland has responsibility for the majority of rail powers in Scotland, while responsibility for safety regulation across Great Britain remains with the Office of Rail and Road.

The Welsh Government specifies and monitors the train passenger franchise in Wales.
 

This is the body with responsibilities for transport strategy in Northern Ireland.

The integrated body responsible for London's transport system.
 

Passenger transport authorities that are responsible for setting out transport policy and public transport expenditure plans in their metropolitan areas.

The body with responsibility for European railway transport issues.
 

Safety and economic regulation are a key part of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) responsibility to supervise and monitor all matters relating to the operation of the Channel Tunnel.