Access and licensing

Consultation on changes to operator licences

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For holders of EU passenger licences we updated their GB Statement of National Regulatory Provisions (SNRP) as well as their station licences on 3 December 2019. On 24 June 2020 we also updated those operators who just hold station licences too. For operators who provide traction only services, we have as yet not modified their SNRPs.

Closures

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The Railways Act 2005 sets out statutory procedures concerning proposals for the closure of passenger services, passenger networks and stations.

Track access decisions

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This section contains decisions we have made since 2019. For older decisions, please see our decisions library. All approved agreements and subsequently approved amendments to track access decisions are held on our public register.

Public register

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We grant licences to operators of railway assets and approve access to the railway track, stations and depots. Copies of approved licences, access contracts and associated documents are placed on our electronic public register.

Current track access applications

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This section contains the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public.

Core Valley Lines (CVL)

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This page contains all Core Valley Lines (CVL) track access application consultations, decisions, consolidated agreements, and the CVL charging framework. It also contains information on the CVL Network Code, including details of any approved modifications to the Code.

West Coast Main Line

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This page contains information on our consideration of capacity, performance and current applications for access on the West Coast Main Line (WCML). Applications Further information on current applications on the WCML is available on our current applications page. Process for current applications We have provided a number of updates to stakeholders to set out how we plan to take forward our