Professor Peter Hansford’s independent review into contestability, third party investment and infrastructure delivery on the national railway has completed its work.

The final report was submitted to Network Rail on 6 June 2017.

Over 140 individuals and organisations submitted evidence to the Hansford Review, since the initial call for evidence was made in December 2016.

Professor Hansford thanks all those who have contributed to his review; and in particular the members of the Review Panel for their time, contributions and insights.

Network Rail is now considering the findings of the Hansford Review and intends to publish it in full, along with NR’s implementation plan, in due course.