Network Rail is the owner and operator of Britain's railway infrastructure. In CP7, which runs from 2024 to 2029, Network Rail is committed to working closely with its stakeholders to deliver a railway that is reliable, efficient, and sustainable.
Some of the key stakeholders that Network Rail will be collaborating with in CP7 include:
- Train operating companies (TOCs): TOCs are the companies that run the trains on Britain's railways. Network Rail will work with TOCs to ensure that the railway is fit for purpose and that passengers have a good experience.
- Government: The government is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the railway. Network Rail will work with the government to ensure that the railway meets the needs of the economy and society.
- Local authorities: Local authorities are responsible for planning and development in their areas. Network Rail will work with local authorities to ensure that the railway is integrated with other forms of transport and that it supports local economic growth.
- Industry bodies: There are a number of industry bodies that represent different parts of the railway industry. Network Rail will work with these bodies to ensure that the railway is operated in a safe, efficient, and sustainable way.
- Passengers: Passengers are the ultimate users of the railway. Network Rail will work with passengers to understand their needs and to improve the quality of their experience.
In addition to these key stakeholders, Network Rail will also be collaborating with a wide range of other organizations, including:
- Network Rail's suppliers
- Environmental groups
- Community organizations
- Research organizations
The collaboration between Network Rail and its stakeholders is essential to delivering the railway that Britain needs in CP7. By working together, we can create a railway that is reliable, efficient, sustainable, and accessible to everyone.
Here are some specific examples of collaborations between Network Rail and external stakeholders in CP7:
- Network Rail is working with the government to develop a new National Rail Plan, which will set out the long-term vision for the railway.
- Network Rail is working with TOCs to introduce new timetables that will improve the reliability and frequency of services.
- Network Rail is working with local authorities to improve access to stations and to develop new rail links.
- Network Rail is working with industry bodies to develop new standards for railway safety and efficiency.
- Network Rail is working with passengers to gather feedback on their experiences and to identify areas for improvement.
These are just a few examples of the many ways in which Network Rail is collaborating with its stakeholders in CP7. By working together, we can create a railway that is fit for the future and that meets the needs of everyone who uses it.
In addition to the collaborations mentioned above, Network Rail is also investing in a number of new technologies and initiatives that will help to improve the railway in CP7. These include:
- The introduction of digital signalling, which will make the railway more reliable and efficient.
- The development of new high-speed trains, which will improve journey times and capacity.
- The electrification of more lines, which will reduce emissions and improve air quality.
- The development of new stations and infrastructure, which will make the railway more accessible to everyone.
These investments will help to make the railway a more sustainable, reliable, and efficient way to travel. By working together with its stakeholders, Network Rail is committed to delivering a railway that is fit for the future.