- Performance regime review
Performance regime review 2005
This page contains all documents relating to the performance regime review 2005.
ORR’s review of the Schedule 8 performance regime was intended to consider whether:
- the current objectives of the regime were appropriate;
- the current regime fulfilled those objectives;
- the current regime imposed unwarranted bureaucracy and cost in relation to the benefits of the regime; and
- changes should be implemented through this review, for example to improve the alignment of incentives with responsibilities in line with the proposals in the Government’s White Paper The Future of Rail.
The Schedule 8 performance regime was within franchised passenger train operators’ track access contracts. It provided an incentive to both Network Rail and train operators to seek to minimise lateness and cancellation of train services. It also enabled train operators to be appropriately compensated for the effects on their revenue resulting from poor performance by Network Rail.
The Schedule 8 performance regime was last fully reviewed as part of the 2000 access charges review. The Government’s Rail Review White Paper proposed Network Rail would have responsibility for the delivery of whole-industry performance. It was considered, therefore, appropriate to review whether changes could be made to the regime to enhance its effectiveness and support the changes to the structure and roles in the industry proposed by the White Paper.
The review started formally with the publication of the Review of the Schedule 8 performance regime document on 2 November 2004. On 11 March 2005, the Emerging views and further issues document was published.
The following documents are available for download as PDF files:
|22 Aug 2006||Performance regime review: Caps on Schedule 8 bonus payments (letter from ORR to stakeholders).|
|29 Mar 2006|
|21 Feb 2006||Performance regime review - Notice of agreement and Cover letter|
|20 Dec 2005||Review of the Schedule 8 performance regime - Final conclusions
- Associated Review notice
|23 Sep 2005||Review of the Schedule 8 performance regime: emerging conclusions on technical issues (consultation letter)|
|15 Jun 2005||Review of the Schedule 8 performance regime: Draft conclusions|
|29 Apr 2005||Review of the Schedule 8 performance regime: emerging conclusions on the TOC-on-TOC arrangements and bonus payments to Network Rail|
|11 Mar 2005||Review of the schedule 8 performance regime: emerging views and further issues||Responses|
|2 Nov 2004||Review of the Schedule 8 Performance Regime: Initial Consultation Document||Responses|
|Dec 2005||Review of Schedule 8 payment rates - Final report by AEA Technology Rail|