Assessment of rail networks
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the economic and safety regulator for Great Britain's railways and works to improve rail safety, value, and performance. ORR recognised that it needed to adapt its approach to facilitate efficient and co-ordinated development and operation of the railway network. While decisions about the number of Infrastructure Managers (IMs) are not within ORR's control, the structural change could potentially create a number of risks. It was these potential risks that ORR wished to identify and solve. Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed by ORR to provide international rail-specific case studies and help the organisation to understand how other countries have approached similar issues.