These plans set out what Network Rail proposed to deliver in CP6 and how much this would cost. The SBPs are the key input into the periodic review PR18 and inform our decisions on what Network Rail should deliver and how its available funding should be used in CP6. In June , we consulted on our draft determination, which setting out our draft decisions. We will issue our final determination in October
Network Rail announces CP6 spending plans of £42 billion
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Passenger and freight performance has varied by region over the last year with opportunities for Network Rail to learn from its better performing regions to improve performance nationwide. The company has made progress in developing longer-term plans to improve performance; for example, improving the skills of operational staff. ORR is monitoring delivery of these improvement plans to make sure that Network Rail is focused on delivering strong train performance. Network Rail also delivered its planned works to renew the railway in This is a good start to its five-year plan for keeping the rail network in good condition. It also delivered its planned volumes of work, to help keep the network in good condition. This efficient delivery is good news for its customers and funders.
Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan
There are actually 22 separate, detailed plans plus a high level summary and a comprehensive executive summary which make up the regulated documents in the Strategic Business Plan. According to Mark Carne, the outgoing Chief Executive of Network Rail, in his Foreword, Network Rail "is now a federation of devolved businesses operating within a national framework" and the plans have been developed "from the bottom up". Network Rail has also published summaries of each of the routes' plans. The ORR have asked for high level comments on the plan as a whole by 6 March a short period to digest all this information, but they do not expect comments on issues of detail.
Network Rail said it conducted a comprehensive analysis of its routes and assets while putting the plan together. Apart from major programmes like the Transpennine Rail Upgrade, a large portion of the enhancements budget will be used on projects deferred from CP5. Future enhancement projects will be approached on a case-by-case basis, but Network Rail said it expects few new enhancement schemes to be proposed during the first couple of years of the new control period. Chief executive Mark Carne said major programmes will be properly planned and costed for any future schemes.