Consultation outcome

Northern Ireland (NI) transfer of rail operator penalising: changes to regulation guidance and economic enforcement policy

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The outcome of the Northern Ireland transfer of rail operator penalising: changes to regulation guidance and economic enforcement policy consultation was published on 10 November 2017.

The outcome states the:

  • rights and responsibilities of service providers and railway undertakings with regards to access and charging
  • Office of Rail and Road’s interpretation of main provisions, and the process for submission and consideration of appeals

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on an altered economic enforcement policy and regulation guidance to include the penalising of non-compliant NI rail operators.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We are consulting on a draft railways infrastructure regulation guidance and new ORR economic enforcement policy which reflect powers transferred in Northern Ireland regulations. The NI rail regulations confer a power on the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to impose penalties on an operator if it breaches an ORR:

  • decision
  • direction
  • notice

In practice this allows us to impose penalties on:

  • infrastructure managers
  • service providers
  • railway undertakings

in NI. Our approach to enforcing licence compliance in Great Britain remains largely unchanged.

Published 21 August 2017
Last updated 10 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Outcome to the consultation released.
  2. First published.