Rail industry body, RSSB is aiming to stay ‘fit for the future’ by consulting its members on its priorities and work programmes for the years ahead.
RSSB brings the rail industry together to help shape solutions to issues of common concern and benefit from the positive results, particularly in safety, efficiency and sustainability.
A recent review by ORR found widespread support in Network Rail, train and freight operators, rolling stock leasing companies, contractors and suppliers for RSSB’s mission and quality of its work.
However competing demands on RSSB’s resources mean it’s now seeking to agree a ‘new settlement’ on its future programmes to ensure work is delivered on point, on time, and on budget.
A clearer line is being proposed between core work agreed up front, and discretionary work which industry would approve and fund on a case-by-case basis.
Members are being asked for their views on the new way of working and whether the right priorities are being considered up until 2020. In return the industry is being asked to commit to resourcing the groups and committees RSSB supports, to provide expert input to its work.
The consultation closes on 21 March 2017, and more information including the full consultation document and webinar recording can be found on its website.