network rail

PR23 Review of Network Rail’s access charges

Rail Freight Group (RFG) was pleased to respond to the consultation on the PR23 Review of Network Rail’s access charges. Access charges are fundamentally important to the success of rail freight, The periodic review of the structure and level of those charges is therefore important for the sector and future growth, including for freight operators, […]

Industry Timetable Technology Strategy

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the consultation on the Network Rail ITTS. Overall, we support measures to modernise the systems and processes associated with timetabling. It is clear that a modernised approach could deliver significant benefits for the industry, including better performing and productive timetables, greater efficiency and benefits in staff […]

PR18 Consultation response – ORR draft guidance

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultation on draft guidance on Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plans (SBPs).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 […]

ORR’s consultations on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail route requirements

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to the ORR’s consultations on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail, and on route requirements and scorecards. We have responded to these three documents together given their overlaps. No part of this response is confidential.   Overall, we support the broad framework that ORR is proposing […]

Network Rail’s consultation on its methodology for allocating fixed costs to train operators in CP6

Rail Freight Group (RFG) is pleased to respond to Network Rail’s consultation on the methodology for allocating fixed costs to train operators in CP6.   RFG recognises that Network Rail wish to model the allocation of fixed costs between operators as part of a move to route devolution.  Network Rail wishes develop more detailed algorithms […]

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 […]