Access and licensing

Track access decisions

10 February 2021
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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.

Consultation on changes to operator licences

24 September 2020
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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 now modified their SNRPs.

Closures

24 September 2020
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The Railways Act 2005 sets out statutory procedures concerning proposals for the closure of passenger services, passenger networks and stations.

Public register

3 August 2020
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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

5 June 2020
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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.

Updating the model freight services track access contract for the CVL interface

27 April 2020
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We are making changes to the model track access contract to reflect new arrangements concerning access arrangements for the Core Valleys Lines (CVL). These are particularly relevant for those who wish to operate freight trains between the CVL and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd’s (Network Rail’s) network.