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Using our network
Working with us
Rail freight resource centre
European rail freight corridor
Acquisition of freight sites
Opening a new rail freight facility
Freight site opportunities
Guide to moving freight
Freight train performance
The ORR has a very significant role to play in the rail industry including:
These responsibilities reflect the ORR’s formal statutory duties but the ORR is also keen to work closely with the industry to help it succeed and can be consulted for friendly and informal advice on freight matters.
The Department for Transport (in England), Transport Scotland and the Welsh Assembly Government set public policy for the rail industry which includes funding of Network Rail, investment in rail enhancements and management of freight grants.