Signalling systems are an essential part of the railway. They keep passengers safe by ensuring trains do not come into conflict with each other and play a key role in freeing up capacity on our congested network.
Following an Office of Rail and Road (ORR) study on the state of the railway signalling market, the rail regulator has today published Network Rail’s response to increase competitiveness and lower costs in the market.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today accepted a set of commitments offered by the Railway Assessment Centre Forum (RACF) that will open the body to non-members, reducing restrictions on entry to the market and promote value for money by giving train companies more choice.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is consulting on proposals offered by Rail Assessment Centre Forum (RACF) that aim to open up the provision of train driver psychometric assessments to greater competition.
The current signalling market in Great Britain is valued at £800-900 million per year. As Britain’s railway infrastructure undergoes one of the most significant modernisation programmes in its history as it increasingly adopts digital technology, the market is expected to expand significantly. For change on this scale to be delivered affordably, Network Rail as the main buyer of signalling systems