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  • RUS Process

    RUS Documents > RUS Process

    The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) modified Network Rail's network licence in June 2005 to require the establishment and maintenance of RUSs across the network. Simultaneously, the ORR published guidelines on RUSs. The Licence Conditions and RUS Guidelines were updated and re-issued on 1 April 2009, and may be downloaded from the ORR's website using the links below.

    Network Licence and Conditions

    RUS Guidelines

    As required by the ORR's Guidelines, Network Rail has published a RUS Manual so that parties who are stakeholders in the rail industry can see clearly what the RUS process is, and what information is expected of them. The RUS Manual is in two parts: a consultation guide and a technical guide. These have been reviewed in the light of the revised ORR Guidelines published on 1st April 2009 and were updated in December 2009.

    Consultation Guide

    Route Utilisation Strategies Stakeholder guide to the consultation process ‘To make effective and efficient use and development of the route capacity available, consistent with the funding that is, or documents/rus documents/rus proc.../consultationguide.pdf - 2272k - 18 May 2006
    Technical Guide

    Route Utilisation Strategies Technical Guide Network Rail RUS Technical Guide – December 2009 Page 1 of 36Contents 1. INTRODUCTION 4 1.1 Purpose of guide 4 1.2 Context and purpose o documents/rus documents/rus proc.../rustechnicalguide.pdf - 230k - 14 Jan 2010