Route Utilisation Strategy

Network Rail (NR) has an obligation, transferred from the abolished Strategic Rail Authority, to periodically produce Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) documents. The current programme was approved by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) in June 2006; under an early version of the programme all but two RUSs were scheduled to be completed by the end of Control Period 3 (CP3), 31 March 2009. The programme is reviewed by NR and ORR at regular intervals; despite this the delivery timescales have continually slipped. At the end of CP3 no fewer than 9 (almost half) remained incomplete (still in progress or not yet established), despite the fact that funding for infrastructure developments in CP4 was largely set.

One RUS, the Network RUS, was broken into four workstreams, with a fifth added, apparently, in 2011. As of mid-April 2011, 16 RUSs and two Network workstreams had been published and established, two RUSs were in draft (following the consultation period), and the other Network RUS workstreams were at an earlier stage, two with drafts supposedly expected in "Early 2011".

Late in 2009 NR announced a second generation of RUSs. As of mid-April 2011 these are in draft, beyond draft consultation phase.

Read more about Route Utilisation Strategy:  Approach and Outputs, Second Generation RUSs

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