We have received extremely positive support for NR+ from the broader rail industry, including Network Rail, all the major rail freight operators, Department for Transport and researchers, consultants and software providers active in the sector. The NR+ platform, if adopted by the industry, will form a solid base for increased digitalisation and automation of route finding and analysis. This will lead to large gains in efficiency and accuracy, better understanding of the rail network constraints and opportunities, and increased agility in finding solutions to the challenges presented to the industry. Given that the UK rail network is one of the costliest and most strategic assets of the UK, the impact of increased efficiency and effectiveness in planning is huge. Making the data available to third parties will benefit the industry by reducing the cost and time of data gathering and maintenance.