Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on draft guidance on Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plans (SBPs).
RFG supports the development of a strong NSO function at Network Rail, with appropriate regulation to support its delivery for customers. Overall, we broadly agree with the approach outlined in the consultation.
Some functions of the NSO are, and have always been, central to the operation of the railways. However, the establishment of a specific function brings greater transparency and focus which is welcome. As such, we recognise that the necessary work programme, and hence regulation, is likely to evolve over time. We consider that the appropriate measures for CP6 are likely to reflect the initial establishment of NSO and may need to be reviewed in future.
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RFG Response – ORR PR18 Consultation NSO Jan 17 – FINAL