Access and licensing

Consolidated agreements

10 August 2022
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A consolidated (or conformed) agreement is a document incorporating all approved amendments to the existing approved agreement. We do not approve these consolidated agreements, they are provided by Network Rail for reference purposes only to provide an overview of the current terms of the contract.

The Network Code - modifications

10 August 2022
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The rail industry can propose changes to the Network Code through Part C. ORR has a role to approve those changes as any modifications to the Code may have a bearing on Track Access contracts.

Template documentation

2 August 2022
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This page is intended to be used as a quick reference for all ORR-issued template documentation relating to station and depot access, including access agreements, access conditions, annexes, amending documents and amending agreements.

Depot access

2 August 2022
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We regulate access to light maintenance depots by approving depot access agreements in accordance with the terms of the Railways Act 1993.

Station access

2 August 2022
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We regulate access to stations by approving station access agreements in accordance with the provisions set out under the Railways Act 1993.

Track access guidance

29 July 2022
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If a train operator wants to access the national railway network, it will need a track access contract with Network Rail. This page sets out what you need to know.