Rail

Monitoring Network Rail's efficiency

4 April 2024
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Our efficiency and finance assessment of Network Rail for 2023 relates to the fourth year of control period 6 (CP6), which runs from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024.

Periodic review 2023 (PR23)

4 April 2024
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Information about the 2023 periodic review (PR23) of Network Rail's outputs and funding for control period 7.

Access for passenger operators

28 March 2024
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This page contains guidance modules and the application form for track access by passenger operators, both public service operators and open access.

Mainline network

28 March 2024
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Network Rail is the owner and operator of the majority of national railway infrastructure.

Access for freight operators

27 March 2024
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This page includes guidance, the application form, model contracts and general approvals for track access by freight operators.

Current track access applications

27 March 2024
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This page includes the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public.

Passengers need improved reliability and real-time information for station lifts, says regulator

15 March 2024
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- Regulator’s report on station lifts finds an average of more than six faults for each passenger lift over a year. - There’s been good progress on real-time information on lift availability, but more needs to be done across industry to make sure that all lifts can automatically report their status. - The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) will take a deeper look at Network Rail’s approach to planning