Policy paper

High level output specification 2012

Explains what the Secretary of State wants to be achieved by rail activities during railway control period 5, from April 2014 to March 2019.

Documents

The High Level Output Specification (HLOS) 2012: Railways Act 2005 statement

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Secretary of State for Transport's guidance to the Office of Rail Regulation

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DfT illustrative option schemes in control period 5 HLOS

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Map featuring all HLOS schemes

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Map featuring HLOS schemes already committed

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Map featuring other new HLOS schemes

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Map featuring rail HLOS electrification by 2019

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Detail

High Level Output Specification (HLOS) 2012: Railways Act 2005 statement

The High Level Output Specification (HLOS) sets out information for the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) and for the rail industry about what the Secretary of State for Transport wants to be achieved by railway activities during railway control period 5 (April 2014 to March 2019). The HLOS is a statutory requirement introduced by the Railways Act 2005.

Secretary of State for Transport’s guidance to the Office of Rail Regulation

This is general guidance issued by the Secretary of State to the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) under the terms of the Railways Act 1993. The ORR must take account of this guidance in carrying out its functions as economic and safety regulator for the railways.

Illustrative option schemes in CP5 HLOS

Alongside HLOS, government publishes an illustrative option. This sets out the list of projects that government considers might be required to deliver the high level outputs that it specifies. Government looks to the rail industry to improve and find better ways of delivering the HLOS outputs.

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