Working papers 2 and 3: System operation


Date published: 7 June 2016

On 18 May 2016, we published our initial consultation on the 2018 periodic review (PR18). This set out our proposal to focus our regulation on Network Rail’s system operation functions and its devolved routes. In support of developing the detailed policy framework for system operation, we published two working papers:

  • Working paper 2: This set out our initial views on potential issues and opportunities in system operation
  • Working paper 3: This set out our initial views on the regulatory framework for Network Rail’s system operator function

Alongside these papers, we also published a working paper on implementing route-level regulation (working paper 1) and a note concluding on our August 2015 consultation on system operation.

Responses to working papers 2 and 3 and our next steps are available here. This page included details of our subsequent consultation on Network Rail's national system operator.