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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 Government

Competition and Markets Authority

Competition and Markets Authority Rail Competition Click to download Railfuture's response to the CMA investigation into competition within the Rail Industry. October 2015. 210.41kB

Department for Transport 

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

WCML Franchise review Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new franchise requirements for the West Coast Main Line. April 2011. 303kB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consultation on abolition of DPTAC Click to download Railfuture’s response to the DfT Consultation on the Proposed Abolition of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC). September 2012. 204kB

Combined Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern franchise Click to 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 Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the new requirements for the South Eastern franchise. September 2012. 197kB

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

Proposed Aviation Policy Framework Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the proposed Aviation Policy Framework. November 2012. 193kB

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

David Brown Review of Franchising Click to download Railfuture's comments to the David Brown review on Franchising. November 2012. 419kB

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

Major Infrastructure Planning Reform Click to 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

SofS Powers under S26(1) of the Railways Act 1993 Click to 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

Consultation on Integrated Transport Block Funding Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on Integrated Transport Block Funding. March 2013. 155kB

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

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

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

Great Western Franchise Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Great Western Franchise. June 2014.

The future of the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the future of the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises. August 2014. 313kB

Greater Anglia Franchise consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the Greater Anglia Franchise. March 2015. 476kB

CrossCountry Direct Award franchise consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the CrossCountry Direct Award franchise. October 2015. 396kB

Scoping study for the 'Shaw report'. Click to 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

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

South Western Rail Franchise consultation. Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the South Western franchise. February 2016. 374kB

West Midlands Rail Franchise consultation. Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT consultation on the West Midlands franchise. March 2016. 359kB

London and South East Rail Prospectus consultation. Click to 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

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

Barking Riverside TWAO application. Click to 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

DfT/HS2 Ltd. 

HS2 consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the DfT/HS2 Ltd. consultation on the route of HS2. July 2011. 345kB

HS2 Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Document Click to 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

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

Consultation on the Route from the West Midlands to Manchester, Leeds and beyond Click to download 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

European Railway Agency - Agence ferroviaire européenne 

ERA draft TSI Locomotives and Rolling Stock Click to download 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 

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

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

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

Rail Franchising Click to download Railfuture's response to The Transport Committee Inquiry into Rail Franchising. June 2016. 303kB

House of Commons - Welsh Affairs Committee 

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

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

Local Authorities 

Surrey County Council draft Rail Strategy consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to Surrey County Council's draft Rail Strategy. June 2013. 167kB

East Sussex County Council draft Rail Strategy consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to East Sussex County Council's draft Rail Strategy.  October 2013.  260kB

Hertfordshire County Council draft Rail Strategy consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to Hertfordshire County Council's draft Rail Strategy.  August 2015.  247kB

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

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

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

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

London TravelWatch 

LTW Consultation on the future shape of Chiltern Rail services Click to download Railfuture's response to the London TravelWatch consultation on the future shape of Chiltern Rail services. May 2011. 146kB

National Infrastructure Commission

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

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

Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge: growth corridor Click to download Railfuture's response to call for evidence. August 2016. 342kB

Network Rail 

Route Utilisation Strategies

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

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

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

West Coast Main Line RUS Click to 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 Click to download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the London & South East 2nd Generation RUS. March 2011. 753kB

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

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

Network RUS - Alternative Solutions Click to download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Network RUS on Alternative Solutions (Initial version). April 2012. 126kB

Network RUS - Alternative Solutions (Nov 2012) Click to download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the Network RUS on Alternative Solutions (Final version). November 2012. 406kB

Control Period 5 (CP5)

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

Draft CP5 Delivery Plan Click to download Railfuture's response to Network Rail's consultation on the Draft CP5 Delivery Plan. January 2014. 143kB

Long Term Planning Process (LTPP)

Long Distance Market Study Click to download Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP Long Distance Market Study. July 2013. 134kB

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

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

Regional Urban Market Study Click to download Railfuture's submission to the NR LTPP Regional Urban Market Study. July 2013. 131kB

Route Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Consultations

ECML 2016 Capacity Review Click to download Railfuture's response to the Network Rail consultation on the East Coast Main Line 2016 Capacity Review. October 2010. 170kB

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

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

Office of Rail Regulation/Rail and Road 

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

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

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

Network Rail CP5 financial issues Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on financial issues for Network Rail in CP5. September 2012. 206kB

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

ORR's approach to transparency - a consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on Transparency. October 2012. 259kB

Consultation on the ROGS (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on the ROGS (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations. October 2012. 204kB

Schedules 4 & 8 possessions and performance regimes Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on Schedules 4 and 8 possessions and performance regimes. January 2013. 144kB

NR Strategic Business Plan Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on Network Rail’s strategic business plan for control period 5. February 2013. 291kB

Freight Specific Charge for Biomass Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR on Periodic Review 2013: consultation on a freight specific charge for biomass. March 2013. 203kB

2014 HS1 Periodic Review - First Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR on the 2014 HS1 Periodic Review. April 2013. 120kB

Consultation on proposed approach to duty to cooperate Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR Consultation on the proposed approach to duty to cooperate. July 2013. 186kB

Periodic Review 2013 - On-rail competition: Consultation on options for change in open access Click to download Railfuture's response to the ORR on Periodic Review 2013 - On-rail competition: Consultation on options for change in open access. August 2013. 128kB

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

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

Consultation on contractual provisions to implement options for the capacity charge in CP5  Click to download Railfuture'd response to the ORR consultation on contractual provisions to implement options for the capacity charge in CP5. November 2013.  131kB

Rail North 

Rail North Click to download Railfuture's response to the consultation on a Long Term Rail Strategy for the North of England. October 2013. 289kB

Train Operating Companies 

Chiltern Railways December 2012 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to Chiltern Railways about their proposals for the December 2012 Timetable. June 2012. 196kB

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

Southeastern December 2014 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the Southeastern December 2014 Timetable consultation. February 2014. 260kB

Chiltern Railways September 2015 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the Chiltern Railways September 2015 Timetable consultation. November 2014. 118kB

c2c December 2015 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the c2c December 2015 Timetable consultation. January 2015. 228kb.

GTR December 2015 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the Govia Thameslink Railway December 2015 Timetable consultation. January 2015. 326kB

GTR 2018 Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the Govia Thameslink Railway 2018 Timetable consultation. December 2016. 354kB

CrossCountry Future Timetable Consultation Click to download Railfuture's response to the Cross Country Future Timetable Consultation. January 2017. 292 Kb

Transport for London

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

Barking Riverside route options Click to 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

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

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

London and south east rail prospectus. Click to 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

Barking Riverside Extension TWAO. Click to 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

Transport Scotland - Còmhdhail Alba 

Rail 2014 Click to download Railfuture Scotland's response to the Transport Scotland Rail 2014 consultation. February 2012. 166kB

Welsh Government - Llywodraeth Cymru

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

Inquiry into Tourism Click to download Railfuture Wales/Cymru consultation response to the Welsh Government Inquiry into Tourism. May 2014. 329kB

National Transport Plan 2015 Click to download Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to Welsh Goverment consultation on the draft National Transport Plan. Feb 2015. 331kB

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

Rugby World Cup Transport Planning report December 2015 Click to download Railfuture Wales/Cymru comments on the report to the Enterprise and Business Committee of the Welsh Assembly. January 2016. 226kB

Setting the Direction for Wales and Borders Rail Click to download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response to the consultation by the Welsh Government on the Wales and Borders franchise. March 2016. 347kB

National Infrastructure Commission for Wales consultation Click to download the Railfuture Wales/Cymru response. January 2017. 328kB


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


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