Improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency: a consultation

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency. 
RFG recognises the imperative to ensure that an affordable and sustainable funding settlement is provided for CP6, which allows the railway to continue to thrive at an acceptable level of funding.  Ensuring that renewals are undertaken as efficiently as possible is a key component of this.
Although it is not part of this consultation, for freight operators and customers the priority for CP6 is an affordable settlement on access charges. Network Rail’s efficiency target is a key component of the calculation of charges, and the extent to which it is reasonable for freight to bear increased charges as a result of inefficiency is an area which must be considered as part of the overall work programme.
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