Transport and Works Act

The Transport and Works Act Orders Unit (TWAOU) processes and decides applications under the Transport and Works Act 1992 for powers to construct and operate railways, tramways and other guided transport schemes, and works which interfere with navigational rights.

This site provides links to copies of decision letters and inspectors' reports, guidance on the procedures - including good practice tips for applications, and to recent consultation papers on improvements to the TWA process.

General enquiries may be addressed to:
Department for Transport
Transport and Works Act Orders Unit
Zone 1/31, Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street
London SW1P  4DR
Tel: 020 7944 4929 (gtn 3533)

Decision letters

Decision letters on TWA order applications.

Inspectors' reports

Inspectors' reports and recommendations.

Guidance on TWA procedures

Guidance on procedures for obtaining TWA Orders.

Review of the system for making orders under Part 1 of TWA 1992

The report, which suggests ways of improving the procedures for handling applications for Orders under the Transport and Works Act (TWA), was commissioned by the former Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Published February 2002.