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Action 2000 rating: 100% Blue (little risk of material disruption)

The October assessment showed that the rail industry had completed its assessment and preparations successfully.

The 100% rating indicated that the industry had completed its compliance programme for critical and cross-industry systems, and that independently verified contingency plans were in place.

The October survey was carried out by the Rail Millennium Programme Office and reviewed by the Office of the Rail Regulator. It showed improvement from May, when business continuity plans were rated only 70% Blue.

The industry's safety critical systems were rated at 100% Blue by the Health and Safety Executive’s HM Railway Inspectorate in October, indicating no risk of material disruption.

Individual train operators, Railtrack and the industry body responsible for ticketing and settlement systems, Rail Settlement Plan, were also all rated 100% Blue.

Also in this category are the London Underground, Channel Tunnel and five of England's light railway systems - the only exception is Manchester Metrolink, which is still being assessed.


Office of the Rail Regulator

London Transport

The Action 2000 traffic light codes:

Blue: The assessment has not identified any risks of material disruption to the infrastructure process.

Amber: The assessment indicates that there is some risk of material disruption to infrastructure processes, but that there is an agreed containment plan to rectify shortcomings.

Red: The assessment indicates that there is a severe risk of material disruption to infrastructure processes and that timely rectification might not be possible.

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