Guidance

Rail market-led proposals

Call for ideas for proposals to enhance the railway that are financially credible without government support and guidance for promoters and investors.

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Rail market-led proposals: call for ideas

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Rail market-led proposals: guidance

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Details

This call for ideas is for proposals to enhance the railway that are financially credible without government support. The window of opportunity in which to submit proposals opened on 31 May and will remain open until 31 July 2018. Proposals should be sent to RailMLP@dft.gov.uk during this time.

We want to provide a sustainable future for the rail sector and open up the development and delivery of rail infrastructure to:

  • increase overall investment in the railway
  • relieve the burden on taxpayers and farepayers, where possible
  • open up the development and delivery of rail infrastructure to take full advantage of new and innovative ideas
  • create real contestability in the market

The guidance provides clarity on what the Department for Transport wants from market-led proposals to enhance the railway and the process by which the department will consider them. The guidance should be read with the Rail network enhancements pipeline (RNEP) which sets out the pipeline approach for enhancements.

Rail Investment Opportunity Days were held on 14 May 2018 in London and 5 June 2018 in Birmingham. Contact RailMLP@dft.gov.uk for more information.

Published 20 March 2018
Last updated 17 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Rail investment opportunity days for 14 May and 5 June 2018 announced.
  2. First published.