Here you’ll find all our consultations, both open and concluded, past policy, licence and access casework consultations. You’ll also find our response to consultations from other organisations.

Preparatory work for the review of Schedules 4 and 8

13 November 2015
In late 2015, we began preparing for reviews of Schedules 4 and 8 of the track access contract (the possessions and performance regimes, respectively) for the 2018 periodic review of Network Rail (PR18).

Retail market review conclusions

7 September 2015
ORR’s Retail Market Review focused on who sells tickets, what tickets are sold, where and how tickets are sold, and the ticket format. We considered this from the point of view of the industry rules and practices that govern how all retailers (train operating companies (TOCs) and third party retailers) sell tickets.

ORR's health and safety compliance and enforcement policy statement 2015

20 August 2015
Date published: 20 August 2015 Closing date: 25 September 2015 This consultation document sets out how we use our powers to carry out our regulatory enforcement responsibilities arising from health and safety and other relevant legislation. It will replace the existing document last published in April 2013. ORR is the health and safety enforcing authority and National Safety Agency for Britain's

Railway Safety Regulations 1999 - review of policy on the use of Mark 1 passenger rolling stock operated at speeds exceeding 40 kilometres per hour

14 July 2011
The Railway Safety Regulations 1999 permits exemptions to be issued to allow operators to use MK1 rolling stock on the national network. Most exemptions specify a barrier vehicle between the locomotive and the rake of coaches. The barrier vehicles were defined as Mark 2 (MK 2) or Mark 3 (MK 3) and most exemptions prohibited passengers from travelling in the leading vehicles We have consulted pdf

The Railways and other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

31 May 2011
We consulted on proposals for Regulations implementing Directive 2008/110/EC and Directive 2009/149/EC in Great Britain, both of which amend Directive 2004/49/EC (the Railway Safety Directive). Directive 2008/110/EC establishes a system for maintenance arrangements across the European Union. Summary of key outcomes Consultation on the Railways and Other Guided Transport Systems (Safety) (Amendment