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Consultation responses

Submissions by Railfuture in response to consultations, calls for evidence etc from:

Competition and Markets Authority
Department for Transport
Department for Transport/HS2 Ltd
European Railway Agency
House of Commons Transport Committee
House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee
Local Authorities
London TravelWatch
National Infrastructure Commission
Network Rail
Office of Rail Regulation/Rail and Road
Rail North
Train Operating Companies
Transport for London
Transport Scotland
Welsh Assembly
Welsh Government

Competition and Markets Authority

Competition in passenger rail services in Great Britain - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the C&MA investigation into competition within the rail industry. October 2015. 210.kB

Department for Transport 

South Eastern franchise - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next South Eastern franchise. June 2017. 401kB

Draft Airports National Policy Statement - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation for the Heathrow NorthWest Runway. May 2017. 495kB

Barking Riverside TWAO application - view or download Railfuture's response to Transport for London's application to the DfT for a Transport & Works Act Order for the Barking Riverside Extension. October 2016. 125kB

InterCity West Coast franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next InterCity West Coast franchise. August 2016. 560kB

London and South East Rail Prospectus - view or download Railfuture's response to the January 2016 DfT-TfL consultation on Rail passenger services in London and the South East: a new approach. March 2016. 197kB

West Midlands franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next West Midlands franchise. March 2016. 359kB

South Western franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next South Western franchise. February 2016. 374kB

Rail Regulation: call for evidence - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Rail Regulation. January 2016. 220kB

The 'Shaw report' scoping study - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the scope of the ‘Shaw report’ on the future shape and financing of Network Rail. December 2015. 260kB

CrossCountry Direct Award consultation - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the CrossCountry Direct Award. October 2015. 396kB

Greater Anglia franchise consultation - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next Greater Anglia franchise. March 2015. 476kB

Northern and TransPennine Express franchises consultations - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Future of the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises. August 2014. 313kB

Great Western franchise consultation - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the next Great Western Franchise. June 2014.

Draft National Policy Statement for the National Road and Rail Networks - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Draft National Policy Statement for the National Road and Rail Networks. February 2014. 457kB

Aviation Commission - Long Term Capacity Options - view or download Railfuture's submission to the Aviation Commission on Long Term Capacity Options. July 2013. 379kB

Strategic Roads Network - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Strategic Roads Network. March 2013. 395kB

Integrated Transport Block Funding - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Integrated Transport Block Funding. March 2013. 155kB

SoS Powers under S26(1) of the Railways Act 1993 - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Secretary of State's powers under S26(1) of the Railways Act 1993. March 2013. 103kB

Major Infrastructure Planning Reform - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Major Infrastructure Planning Reform - Amendments to the Definitions for Highways and Rail Nationally Significant Schemes in the Planning Act 2008. January 2013. 109kB

Channel Tunnel: Transposition of Railway Safety and Interoperability Directives - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Channel Tunnel: Transposition of Railway Safety and Interoperability Directives. December 2012. 109kB

David Brown Review of Franchising - view or download Railfuture's comments to the David Brown Review on franchising. November 2012. 419kB

Bus Subsidy Reform - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Bus Subsidy Reform. November 2012. 240kB

Aviation Policy Framework - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the proposed Aviation Policy Framework. November 2012. 193kB

InterCity East Coast franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new requirements for the InterCity East Coast franchise. September 2012. 273kB

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee - view or download Railfuture’s response to the DfT consultation on the proposed abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DiPTAC). September 2012. 204kB

Combined Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new requirements for the Combined Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern franchise. September 2012. 241kB

South Eastern franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new requirements for the South Eastern franchise. September 2012. 197kB

Withdrawal of Scheduled Passenger Services - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the proposed withdrawal of services between Wandsworth Road, Kensington (Olympia) and Ealing Broadway. August 2012. 199kB

BR (Residuary) Ltd. - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the proposed abolition of BR (Residuary) Ltd. June 2012. 287kB

Rail Decentralisation - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Decentralisation of Rail Services. June 2012. 227kB

Rail Fares and Ticketing - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT initial consultation on Rail Fares and Ticketing. June 2012. 321kB

Essex Thameside Franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new franchise requirements for Essex Thameside. May 2012. 127kB

Devolving Local Major Transport Schemes - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Devolving Local Major Transport Schemes. April 2012. 111kB

Great Western Franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new franchise requirements for the Great Western Main Line. March 2012. 393kB

A14 Challenge - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the 'A14 Challenge'. January 2012. 147kB

InterCity West Coast franchise - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new franchise requirements for the West Coast Main Line. April 2011. 303kB

Rail Franchising review - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the future of rail franchising. October 2010. 124kB

DfT/HS2 Ltd. 

The Route from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the DfT/HS2 Ltd. consultation on the route proposals for HS2 Phase 2 from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond. January 2014. 491kB

Draft Environmental Statement - view or download Railfuture's submission to the DfT/HS2 Ltd. consultation on the Phase 1 Draft Environmental Statement. July 2013. 197kB

Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Document - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT/HS2 Ltd. consultation on the draft Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Document for HS2 Phase 1. May 2012. 133kB

The route of HS2 - view or download Railfuture's response to the DfT/HS2 Ltd. consultation. July 2011. 345kB

European Railway Agency - Agence ferroviaire européenne 

Draft TSI Locomotives and Rolling Stock - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the ERA consultation on preliminary draft version 1.0 of revised TSI on Locomotives and Passenger rolling stock covering the Union railway system (conventional and high speed rail systems, with extension to the non-TEN system). September 2012. 115kB

House of Commons - Transport Committee 

Rail Franchising - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the Transport Committee's Inquiry into Rail Franchising. June 2016. 303kB

Rail Passenger Experience - view or download Railfuture's response to the Transport Committee's Inquiry into Improving the Rail Passenger Experience. May 2016. 324kB.

Reforming the Railways - view or download Railfuture's written evidence to the House of Commons - Transport Select Committee on the Command Paper 'Reforming the Railways'. April 2012. 241kB

High Speed Rail - view or download Railfuture's written evidence to the House of Commons - Transport Select Committee on High Speed Rail. May 2011. 296kB

House of Commons - Welsh Affairs Committee 

Wales and Borders Rail Franchise - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Wales and Borders Rail Franchise. August 2016. 183kB

Cross Border Connectivity - view or download Railfuture's response to the House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee on Cross Border Road and Rail Connectivity. April 2012. 235kB

Local Authorities 

Kent County Council Freight Action Plan - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to Kent County Council's consultation on draft Freight Action Plan. March 2017. 62kB

Hertfordshire County Council Local Transport Plan - view or download Railfuture's response to Hertfordshire County Council's consultation on Local Transport Plan 4, Transport Vision 2050. December 2016. 410kB

Kent County Council Local Transport Plan - view or download Railfuture's response to Kent County Council's consultation on Local Transport Plan 4, 2016-31. October 2016. 687kB

Flintshire County Council Local Development Plan - view or download the Railfuture Cymru response to the Local Development Plan Key Messages. April 2016. 146kB

Portishead branch reopening - view or download Railfuture's response to the Travelwest consultation on the Portishead branch reopening. July 2015. 78kB

Hertfordshire County Council draft Rail Strategy - view or download Railfuture's response to Hertfordshire County Council's draft Rail Strategy. August 2015. 247kB

East Sussex County Council draft Rail Strategy - view or download Railfuture's response to East Sussex County Council's draft Rail Strategy. October 2013. 260kB

Surrey County Council draft Rail Strategy - view or download Railfuture's response to Surrey County Council's draft Rail Strategy. June 2013. 167kB

London TravelWatch 

Future shape of Chiltern Rail services - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the London TravelWatch consultation on the future shape of Chiltern Rail services. May 2011. 146kB

National Infrastructure Commission

Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge: growth corridor - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the call for evidence. August 2016. 342kB

Connecting Northern Cities - view or download Railfuture's response to consultation questions. January 2016. 219kB

London's Transport Infrastructure - view or download Railfuture's response to consultation questions. January 2016. 241kB

Network Rail 

Long Term Planning Process (LTPP)

Long Distance Passenger Market Study - click view or download to see Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP Long Distance Market Study. July 2013. 134kB

Freight Market Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP Freight Market Study. July 2013. 146kB

London and South East Passenger Market Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP London and South East Market Study. July 2013. 133kB

Regional Urban Passenger Market Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP Regional Urban Market Study. July 2013. 131kB

Route Studies

Kent Area Route Study - click view or download to see Railfuture's submisssion to the NR South East Route: Kent Area Route Study, draft. June 2017. 441kB.

Freight Network Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR Freight Network Study consultation. November 2016. 190kB

W. Midlands & Chilterns Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR West Midllands and Chilterns Route Study draft. September 2016. 248kB

Welsh Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR Welsh Route Study draft. June 2015. 253kB

East Midlands Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR East Midlands Route Study draft. April 2015. 318kB

Wessex Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR Wessex Route Study draft. February 2015. 318kB

Anglia Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR Anglia Route Study draft. February 2015. 318kB

Western Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR Western Route Study draft. January 2015. 315kB

Sussex Area Route Study - view or download Railfuture's submission to the NR South East Route: Sussex Area Route Study draft. January 2015. 320kB

Other Consultations

East West Rail western section phase 2 - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the NR consultation on East West Rail. August 2017. 98kB

Hansford Review - view or download Railfuture's response to the Hansford Review questionnaire. February 2017. 493kB

Improving Connectivity - view or download Railfuture's response to the NR Improving Connectivity consultation. Feb 2015. 137kB

Network Rail Property (Freight Team) - view or download Railfuture's response to the NR (Freight Team) consultation on Property. November 2012. 121kB

East Coast Main Line 2016 Capacity Review - view or download Railfuture's response to the NR consultation on the ECML 2016 Capacity Review. October 2010. 170kB

Route Utilisation Strategies

Network RUS - Alternative Solutions - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to Network Rail's final consultation on the Network RUS on Alternative Solutions. November 2012. 406kB

Network RUS - Alternative Solutions - view or download Railfuture's response to Network Rail's initial consultation on the Network RUS on Alternative Solutions. April 2012. 126kB

Network RUS - Rolling Stock - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Network RUS on Rolling Stock. August 2011. 128kB

Network RUS - Stations - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Network RUS on Stations. July 2011. 144kB

West Coast Main Line RUS - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the West Coast Main Line RUS. March 2011. 207kB

London & South East 2nd Generation RUS - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the London & South East 2nd Generation RUS. March 2011. 753kB

West Midlands & Chilterns RUS - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the West Midlands and Chilterns RUS. February 2011. 403kB

Scotland 2nd Generation RUS - view or download Railfuture Scotland's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Scotland 2nd Generation RUS. January 2011. 261kB

Northern 2nd Generation RUS - view or download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Northern 2nd Generation RUS. January 2011. 135kB

Control Period 5 (CP5)

Draft CP5 Delivery Plan - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to Network Rail's consultation on the Draft CP5 Delivery Plan. January 2014. 143kB

Initial Industry Plan - view or download Railfuture's input to Network Rail for the Initial Industry Plan (IIP) for England & Wales, and for Scotland. January 2012. 351kB

Office of Rail Regulation/Rail and Road 

Contractual provisions to implement options for the capacity charge in CP5 - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on contractual provisions to implement options for the capacity charge in CP5. November 2013. 131kB

Periodic Review 2013: Draft Determination of Network Rail's Outputs and Funding for 2014-2019 - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR on PR13 - Draft Determination of NR's Outputs and Funding for 2014-2019. September 2013. 219kB

Implementation of Periodic Review 2013 - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on the Implementation of PR13. September 2013. 71kB

Periodic Review 2013: On-rail competition, options for change in open access - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR on PR13: On-rail competition - consultation on options for change in open access. August 2013. 128kB

Proposed approach to duty to cooperate - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on the proposed approach to duty to cooperate. July 2013. 186kB

HS1 Periodic Review 2014 - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR on the 2014 HS1 Periodic Review - first consultation. April 2013. 120kB

Periodic Review 2013: Freight-specific charge for biomass - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR on PR13: consultation on a freight specific charge for biomass. March 2013. 203kB

Network Rail Strategic Business Plan - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on NR’s Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 5. February 2013. 291kB

Schedules 4 and 8 possessions and performance regimes - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on Schedules 4 and 8 possessions and performance regimes. January 2013. 144kB

ROGS (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on the ROGS (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations. October 2012. 204kB

ORR's approach to transparency - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on Transparency. October 2012. 259kB

Network Rail output framework 2014-19 - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on Network Rail’s output framework for 2014-19. September 2012. 218kB

Network Rail CP5 financial issues - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on financial issues for Network Rail in CP5. September 2012. 206kB

Periodic Review 2013: Variable usage charge - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR consultation on PR13 - usage charge and on a freight-specific charge. August 2012. 220kB

Network Rail Long Term Planning Process - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR regarding Network Rail's Long Term Planning Process. April 2012. 207kB

Initial Industry Plan - view or download Railfuture's response to the ORR for the Initial Industry Plan (IIP) for England & Wales, and for Scotland. November 2011. 291kB

Rail North 

Long Term Rail Strategy for the North of England - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the consultation on a Long Term Rail Strategy for the North of England. October 2013. 289kB

Train Operating Companies 

Govia Thameslink Railway 2018 timetable - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to the GTR 2018 timetable consultation phase 2. July 2017. 155Kb

CrossCountry future timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the CrossCountry Future Timetable consultation. January 2017. 292Kb

Govia Thameslink Railway 2018 timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the GTR 2018 timetable consultation phase 1. December 2016. 354kB

c2c December 2015 Timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the c2c December 2015 Timetable consultation. January 2015. 228kb.

Govia Thameslink Railway December 2015 Timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the GTR December 2015 Timetable consultation. January 2015. 326kB

Chiltern Railways September 2015 Timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the Chiltern Railways September 2015 Timetable consultation. November 2014. 118kB

Southeastern December 2014 Timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to the Southeastern December 2014 Timetable consultation. February 2014. 260kB

CrossCountry December 2012 Timetable - view or download Railfuture's response to CrossCountry about their proposals for the December 2012 Timetable. August 2012. 124kB

Chiltern Railways December 2012 Timetable draft - view or download Railfuture's response to Chiltern Railways' consultation about their proposals for the December 2012 Timetable. June 2012. 196kB

Transport for London

Barking Riverside Extension TWAO - click view or download to see Railfuture's response to Transport for London's application to the DfT for a Transport & Works Act Order for the Barking Riverside Extension. October 2016. 125Kb

London and south east rail prospectus - view or download Railfuture's response to the January 2016 DfT-TfL joint consultation on rail passenger services in London and the south east: a new approach. March 2016. 197kB

New river crossings - view or download Railfuture's response to the December 2015 TfL consultation on new river crossings in east and south-east London. February 2016. 11kB

Crossrail 2 - view or download Railfuture's response to the October 2015 TfL consultation on Crossrail 2. January 2016. 51kb

Barking Riverside route options - view or download Railfuture's response to the May 2015 TfL consultation on route options for the extension of the Gospel Oak-Barking line to Barking Riverside. June 2015. 10kB

Bakerloo Line Extension - view or download Railfuture's response to the TfL consultation on the proposed Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham and Hayes. December 2014. 181kB

Transport Scotland - Còmhdhail Alba 

Transport Scotland Rail 2014 - click view or download to see Railfuture Scotland's response to the Transport Scotland consultation. February 2012. 166kB

Welsh Assembly - Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru

Inquiry into the priorities for the future of Welsh Rail infrastructure - click view or download to see the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to consultation by the Enterprise and Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales. January 2016. 256kB

Rugby World Cup Transport Planning report, December 2015 - view or download Railfuture Wales/Cymru comments on the report to the Enterprise and Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales. January 2016. 226kB

Inquiry into Tourism - view or download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the Enterprise and Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales. May 2014. 329kB

Welsh Government - Llywodraeth Cymru

National Infrastructure Commission for Wales - click view or download to see the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the consultation. January 2017. 328kB

Setting the Direction for Wales and Borders Rail - view or download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the consultation on the Wales and Borders franchise. March 2016. 347kB

National Transport Plan 2015 - view or download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the consultation on the draft. February 2015. 331kB

Active Travel (Wales) Bill - view or download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the Welsh Government consultation. August 2012. 220kB


A list of submission responses in date order within group can be found on the Railfuture
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