Guidance

Rail interoperability strategy

Outline of the strategic approach being taking to implement interoperability in Great Britain.

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This is an outline of the strategic approach being taking to implement interoperability in Great Britain.

We have produced the following summary of the high-level strategy for the sustainable and cost-effective implementation of interoperability on the railway

In broad terms, the strategy for the implementation of interoperability is to consider the development of infrastructure first, and by default, to ensure it is available for all operators to place their vehicles into service using the interoperability process.

Planning for the implementation of interoperability is challenging and will require a persistent long-term vision, coupled with evidence based strategic decisions involving all relevant stakeholders.