Consultation outcome

System operation: making better use of the railway network

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Original consultation


This consultation looks at how Network Rail operates the rail network and how Network Rail and others make decisions about its use and expansion.

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Consultation description

This consultation will inform our preparation for the next 5 yearly review to determine what is required of Network Rail between 2019 and 2024 (PR18). We would like your views so please get in touch with us to discuss, to attend the workshop we’re hosting jointly with Network Rail on Friday 2 October and to respond to this consultation.

System operation plays a significant role in determining how well the railway delivers for passengers, freight customers and train operators and those funding both the network and train services. We set out a summary of the outcomes which we think good system operation should help to achieve below.

The target audience for this is all users of the network (such as train and freight operating companies and passengers and their representative groups), funders (including governments and taxpayers), Network Rail and other infrastructure managers, and other interested stakeholders.

Published 13 August 2015