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Business Plan 2013-2014
Business Plan 2013-14 ( PDF 1,200 Kb)
Published 10 April 2013
This is an important year for ORR, in which we will make decisions that help to determine the shape of Britain’s railways for the rest of this decade and beyond.
Later this year, we will conclude our Periodic Review of Network Rail, which will set the framework for financing and delivering improvements in the infrastructure and operation of the railway through to 2019.
The Periodic Review will lay the foundations for the development of the sector for the foreseeable future. We will use it to support new partnerships across the industry, new alliances between rail businesses, and to enable enhancements to infrastructure and services that create new opportunities for different ways of working.
ORR will continue to support the rapid pace of change that is affecting the sector, ensuring that Network Rail, the train companies, rolling stock providers and the broader supply chain – are able to share the benefits of working together to meet the needs of customers, taxpayers, and the expectations of funders.
This year we want to make ORR even more accountable to all of our stakeholders for what we do and why we do it. This is why we consulted earlier in 2013 on the emerging themes for this business plan, and on the five strategic objectives around which we now plan all of our activities as an organisation. These strategic objectives sharpen the focus and transparency of what we do, what we are trying to achieve for the railways and how ORR is making a difference on behalf of the railways customers and funders.
Our business plan is organised around our five strategic objectives.
- Driving for a safer railway;
- Supporting a Better Service for Customers;
- Securing value for money from the railway, for users and funders;
- Promoting an increasingly dynamic and commercially sustainable sector; and
- Being a High Performing Regulator.
The Plan begins with a summary of what we aim to achieve this year, and then goes into detail around our five strategic objectives. In the sections that follow we explain for each objective:
- Why we set this objective
- Vision for what we want the rail industry to achieve
- What ORR does to support this
- What we will do in 2013/14
- How we will measure success
Our previous business plan documents
For earlier business plan documents, visit the National Archives website.
Last updated: April 2013