About the DfT Rail Group


Working in partnership with the industry, to secure the railway the country wants at a price it can afford.


  • To ensure delivery of improved operational and financial performance, and safety, by the railway.
  • To secure appropriate rail passenger services at an acceptable price through effective specification and procurement.
  • To develop and deliver a robust, affordable and sustainable strategy for the development of the railway that supports wider transport objectives.
  • To ensure the cost-effective and timely delivery of major rail projects.

DfT Rail Group senior contacts

Contact details for senior staff members of the DfT Rail Group.

02 February 2006
Last update:
29 July 2009

Letter to Stakeholders on Third Party Plans and Projects: 3 August 2005

A letter sent from DfT to stakeholders on 3 August to set out new arrangements for the handling of third party work on plans and projects relating to railways.

31 January 2006

DfT Rail Group presentation to the LGA Conference (2 Mb)

A presentation made by Stephen Clark, Divisional Manager in DfT Rail Group, at the Local Government Association Conference on 14 December, 2005 on working with Local Authorities.

31 January 2006