Information published on 15 November 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 266.

UK: Network Rail devolution marks next phase of rail industry reform

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The day-to-day running of Britain’s railway infrastructure has been devolved to ten strategic routes as part of Network Rail’s plans to cut the cost of running Britain’s railway and work more effectively with passenger and freight operators.

Each route will have its own management team to operate, maintain and renew the infrastructure. They will be separate business units within Network Rail and will have their own accounts, allowing greater benchmarking of financial performance and efficiency between the routes, as best practice is shared across the business.

(Source: Network Rail)