About our 2018 periodic review (PR18)


Periodic reviews are one of the principal mechanisms by which ORR holds Network Rail to account, and secures value for money for users and funders of the railway.

In this review, we determined what Network Rail must deliver in control period 6, the funding it required for this, and the incentives needed to encourage effective performance and delivery. This would feed through into the service that passengers and freight customers receive and, together with taxpayers, ultimately pay for.

Our initial consultation on PR18 (published in May 2016) sought views on our proposed approach to the review, including our aim and objectives, our proposed high-level approach and how this might be implemented. We published our conclusions in November 2016, confirming our high-level approach and setting out our next steps.

For details of ORR's PR18 publications up to the PR18 draft determination (on 12 June 2018), please consult the PR18 publications map. For those PR18 consultation and conclusions documents published after 12 June 2018, please review our PR18 publications page which lists the consultation and conclusions publications in date order.

Please click on the links below to the following pages:

PR18 draft determination - published on 12 June 2018

PR18 final determination - published on 31 October 2018

A full list of PR18 legal notices and CP6 price lists.

Periodic review 2018 (PR18) timeline