We have received licence holder consent for the new licence condition on delay compensation. We have therefore published notification of this licence change, which will come into force on the 1 April 2022.
We carried out a market study into automatic ticket gates (ATGs) and ticket vending machines (TVMs) to review how the markets are working and to ensure the market conditions facilitate competition and innovation.
We sought views on our proposed revision of ORR guidance on application of the Railway Safety Regulations 1999 (RSR 99) to Mark 1 type and hinged door rolling stock when operated on railway infrastructure where line speed exceeds 40kph.
Consultation outcome In January 2020 we published a consultation on an updated monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England, titled Holding Highways England to account. This new policy replaces our existing monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England and comes into effect for the start of road period 2, from 1 April 2020. We received 17 responses to the
updated guidance, reflecting the European Commission’s Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 of 22 November 2017 on access to service facilities and rail-related services (stations, light maintenance depots, freight terminals and other sites and associated services).
Alongside the Accessible Travel Policy Guidance and the responses themselves, we have published a summary of the responses, and set out the steps we will take to ensure train and station operators, including Network Rail, deliver these improvements.
Following our further consultation, Eurostar's request and subsequent alternative proposal were considered by the ORR board at its meeting on 18 April 2019. This letter to Eurostar sets out the board's decision and the reasons for that decision.
In November 2018, we published a consultation on a new regulatory policy for holding Network Rail to account for delivery of the commitments in our determination, and the obligations in its network licence. This new policy replaces the existing economic enforcement policy for Network Rail and comes into effect for the start of Control Period 6.