Consultations

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.

ORR’s approach to monitoring and reviewing markets

20 July 2016
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This consultation is now closed.Publication of updated guidanceOn 30 January 2017, having considered responses to our consultation, we published the final version of our approach to monitoring and reviewing markets.ORR response to consultationAngel Trains Ltd response to consultationRail Delivery Group response to consultationORR’s guidance on approach to monitoring and reviewing marketsThe key

Consultation on our approach to the enforcement of competition law in the railways sector

18 January 2016
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This consultation is now closed.Publication of updated guidanceOn 31 March 2016, having considered responses to our consultation, we published the final version of our approach to the enforcement of the Competition Act 1998 in relation to the supply of services relating to railways.ORR response to consultationNetwork Rail’s response to consultationTransport for London’s response to consultationORR

Deep Sea Container rail transport services - ORR consultation on modified commitments proposal

18 November 2015
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Date published: 19 November 2015Closing date: 27 November 2015The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) opened a consultation on modified commitments proposed by Freightliner Group Limited and Freightliner Limited (Freightliner) to address its competition concerns in relation to Freightliner’s conduct in the provision of Deep Sea Container rail transport services between certain ports and key inland

Retail market review conclusions

7 September 2015
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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.

Consultation on commitments proposed by Freightliner to address competition concerns

3 September 2015
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Date published: 3 September 2015Closing date: 1 October 2015 (17:00)The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) [currently operating as the Office of Rail and Road] opened a consultation on commitments proposed by Freightliner Group Limited and Freightliner Limited (Freightliner) to address ORR's competition concerns. This commitments proposal follows an ORR investigation under the Competition Act 1998

Review of the Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation Order 2009

18 December 2014
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Date published: 19 December 2014Closing date: 16 February 2015In December 2014 we sought stakeholders' views on the operation of the Rolling Stock Leasing Market Investigation Order 2009 put in place by the Competition Commission (the CC) following its Rolling Stock Leasing market investigation.Passenger rolling stock represents both a key resource and a key cost to the rail industry (rolling

Retail market review - consultation on the potential impacts of regulation and industry arrangements and practices for ticket selling

3 September 2014
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Date published: 3 September 2014Closing date: 17:00 on 31 October 2014The Retail Market Review, launched in early 2014, considers how regulation and industry practices and arrangements for ticket selling are facilitating choice and promoting investment and innovation in the best interests of passengers.In September 2014, we undertook a consultation to seek stakeholders' views on the materiality

Retail market review for selling tickets

19 February 2014
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The purpose of the review is to consider how current regulation and industry arrangements and practices within the retail market are facilitating choice and, in particular, promoting investment and innovation in the best interest of passengers.Stakeholder workshopORR's stakeholder workshop for the review of the rail retail market took place on 8 May 2014. The note and presentation slides below