Organisation of the Department for Transport

How the Department is organised

The Department for Transport was set up to provide a stronger focus on delivering the Government's transport strategy. The role of the centre of the Department is to set strategy and policy context, and to establish and manage relationships with the organisations that are responsible for delivery. The centre of the Department has been structured to reflect this role with a strong central strategy, delivery, communications and finance group.

The Department's Board has also been configured to support delivery. Members of the Board include the Directors General of the:

  • Rail and National Networks Group;
  • City and Regional Networks Group;
  • Corporate Resources
  • Safety, Service Delivery and Logistics Group

Role of Executive Agencies

The Department's seven executive agencies are central to delivering the Governments transport priorities and services. These are:

In developing a new structure for the Department, an important priority has been to strengthen the role and position of the agencies, ensuring they are fully engaged in shaping as well as delivering policy.

Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) and other bodies

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