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This section contains decisions we have made since 2020. 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.

Decisions we have made on new, disputed contracts (section 17)

These are our decisions on new contracts where Network Rail and the train operator could not reach agreement.

Decisions we have made on new, agreed contracts (section 18)

These are our decisions on new contracts where Network Rail and the train operator were in agreement.

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Date Train operator Link to documents
26 March 2021 Harry Needle Railroad Company Limited Decision letter
Directions notice
Connection contract
24 March 2021 Rail for London (Infrastructure) Limited and MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited (MTR) Decision letter
Directions notice
Directions contact
4 December 2020 The Festiniog Railway Company Decision letter
Directions notice
Directions contract
19 May 2020 West Coast Railway Company Limited

Decision letter
Direction notice
Directions contract 

9 January 2020 Keolis Amey Operations/ Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited New Connection contract Decision letter
Queen Street Direction Notice
Radyr Direction Notice
Queen Street connection contract
Radyr connection contract

Agreed amendments to contracts (section 22)

These are our decisions on amendments to contracts where Network Rail and the train operator were in agreement.

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Date Train operator Number Link to documents
1 September 2021 Colas Rail Limited 6th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 August 2021 Arriva Rail London Limited  78th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
2 August 2021 Hull Trains Company Limited  22nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
16 July 2021 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 18th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 June 2021 Freightliner Limited 8th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 June 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 44th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 June 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 37th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 June 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 35th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
18 May 2021 Hull Trains Company Limited  21st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 May 2021 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 41st SA

Approved agreement
Decision letter

13 May 2021 Hull Trains Company Limited 20th SA  Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 May 2021 Grand Central Railway Company Limited 15th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 May 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 29th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 May 2021 GB Railfreight Limited 18th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 May 2021 GB Railfreight Limited 14th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 May 2021 Northern Trains Limited 32nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 May 2021 London North Eastern Railway Limited 22nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
29 April 2021 Abellio East Anglia Limited 86th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
26 April 2021 First TransPennine Express Limited 38th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 April 2021 GB Railfreight Limited  19th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 April 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 34th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 April 2021 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited 9th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 April 2021 First Greater Western Limited 73rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
20 April 2021 First Greater Western Limited  64th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
19 April 2021 Keolis Amey Operations (T/A TfW Rail Services) 2nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
16 April 2021 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 17th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
14 April 2021 Arriva Rail London Limited  75th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
8 April 2021 Direct Rail Services Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
1 April 2021 XC Trains Limited 16th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
 
1 April 2021 London and South Eastern Railway Limited 80th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
 
31 March 2021 Abellio East Anglia Limited 83rd SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
31 March 2021 Trenitalia c2c Limited 12th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
 
30 March 2021 First Greater Western Limited  70th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
 
26 March 2021 Abellio East Midlands Limited 6th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
24 March 2021 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 33rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
23 March 2021 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 12th SA

Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009

23 March 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 42nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
23 March 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 41st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
19 March 2021 Arriva Rail London Limited  76th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
17 March 2021 Abellio East Midlands Limited 2nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 March 2021 Northern Trains Limited 33rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
8 March 2021 Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (NEXUS) 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
4 March 2021 First Greater Western Limited  69th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 February 2021 Abellio East Midlands Limited 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
9 February 2021 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 137th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
9 February 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 32nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 January 2021 Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited 3rd SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
 
21 January 2021 First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited  29th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 January 2021 First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited  28th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter

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Date Train operator Number Link to documents
16 December 2020 West Midlands Trains Limited 8th SA

Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009

16 December 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited  69th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 December 2020 First TransPennine Express Limited 35th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 December 2020 Keolis Amey Operations (T/A TfW Rail Services) 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 December 2020 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 December 2020 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 9th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
10 December 2020 West Midlands Trains Limited 7th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 December 2020 Trenitalia c2c Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 December 2020 Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Company 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 December 2020 Northern Trains Limited 30th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
30 November 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 136th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
27 November 2020 First Greater Western Limited  67th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
27 November 2020 First Greater Western Limited  66th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 November 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited  73rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 November 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited  72nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
25 November 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 26th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
23 November 2020 XC Trains Limited  13th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
18 November 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 23rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 November 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited 84th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 November 2020 First Greater Western Limited  60th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
2 November 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 16th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
1 November 2020 GB Railfreight Limited  1st SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
20 October 2020 London North Eastern Railway Limited  19th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
20 October 2020 Hull Trains Company Limited 19th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
4 September 2020 London and South Eastern Railway Limited 75th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
2 September 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 15th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
1 September 2020 Abellio East Midlands Trains Limited 23rd  Supplemental Agreement 24th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
1 September 2020 First Greater Western Limited  36th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
20 August 2020 GB Railfreight Limited 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
19 August 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited  79th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 August 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited  70th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
13 August 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 33rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 August 2020 Abellio East Midlands Limited  21st SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
12 August 2020 Abellio East Midlands Limited  20th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
12 August 2020 Abellio East Midlands Limited 19th SA Approved agreement
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
10 August 2020 North Yorkshire Moors Enterprises Limited 35th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
8 August 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited 71st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 August 2020 First Greater Western Limited 62nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 August 2020 First Greater Western Limited 63rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 August 2020 Grand Central Rail Company Limited (North East Services) 14th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 August 2020 Grand Central Rail Company Limited (North West Services) 2nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
22 July 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 40th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
21 July 2020 First Greater Western Limited 59th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
30 June 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 135th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
28 June 2020 XC Trains Limited 14th SA Approved agreement 
The Passenger Access (Short Term Timetable and Miscellaneous Changes) General Approval 2009
19 June 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited 68th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
19 June 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited 65th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
16 June 2020 Abellio East Midlands Trains Limited 22nd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
15 June 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 22nd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
2 June 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited 82nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
22 May 2020 First TransPennine Express Limited 33rd SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter 
15 May 2020 First Greater Western Limited 61st SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
15 May 2020 Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services) 99th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
15 May 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited 77th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter  
15 May 2020 Arriva Rail London Limited 66th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
11 May 2020 First Greater Western Limited 58th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
7 May 2020 First Greater Western Limited 55th SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter  
7 May 2020 First Greater Western Limited 49th SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter  
6 May 2020 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 8th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter  
5 May 2020 Northern Trains Limited 25th SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter 
5 May 2020 First TransPennine Express Limited 32nd SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter  
4 May 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 21st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
30 April 2020 Serco Caledonian Sleepers Limited 3rd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
27 April 2020 North Yorkshire Moors Railways Enterprises PLC 34th SA Approved agreement                                    
Decision letter                    
21 April 2020 Northern Trains Limited 29th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
17 April 2020 Trenitalia c2c Limited 9th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 April 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 20th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
9 April 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 134th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
9 April 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 133rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
6 April 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 39th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited 5th SA & 6th SA Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with GB Railfreight Limited 4th SA GB Railfreight Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Direct Rail Services Limited 3rd SA Direct Rail Services Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Colas Rail Limited 3rd SA Colas Rail Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with DB Cargo Limited 5th SA & 6th  SA DB Cargo Limited
31 March 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 13th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
30 March 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 37th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
27 March 2020 First TransPennine Express Limited 31st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
26 March 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 March 2020 First Greater Western Limited 48th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
12 March 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 25th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
9 March 2020 First Greater Western Limited 52nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
6 March 2020 XC Trains Limited 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
6 March 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited 76th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
2 March 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 36th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
27 February 2020 First Greater Western Limited 53rd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
18 February 2020 West Midlands Trains Limited 6th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
6 February 2020 Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
31 January 2020 Abellio East Midlands Limited (EMR) 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
15 January 2020 XC Trains Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
10 January 2020 GB Railfreight Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 

Disputed amendment to contracts (section 22a)

These are our decisions on amendments to contracts where Network Rail and the train operator could not reach agreement.

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Date Train operator Number Link to documents
30 June 2021 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited    10th SA

Directions Notice
Decision Letter
Approved Agreement
Rights Table
 

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Date Train operator Number Link to documents
16 December 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 28th SA

Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement 
Rights table

16 December 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 27th SA

Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement 
Rights table

16 December 2020 GB Railfreight Limited 11th SA

Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement  
Rights table

13 November 2020 GB Railfreight Limited 15th SA Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement
Rights table 
13 February 2020 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited 8th SA Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement
Rights table 

Notices of consent

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Date Train operator Link to documents
11 June 2021 Network Rail Infrastructure Limited and South Yorkshire Supertram Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent
18 May 2021 GB Railfreight Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent
6 May 2021 GB Railfreight Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent
26 April 2021 GB Railfreight Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent FWAC wagon
Notice of Consent FWAD wagon
16 March 2021 GB Railfreight Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent PCAE wagon
12 February 2021 Direct Rail Services Limited  Decision letter
Notice of Consent Class 88 locomotive –Domestic Automotive
12 February 2021 Colas Rail Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent class 70 locomotive-other
10 February 2021 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent HRAI Wagon
Notice of Consent HRAO wagon
8 December 2020 West Midlands Trains Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent to supplement the track usage price list (Class 196)
8 December 2020 Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent to TER
21 October 2020 Colas Rail Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent TEAS Wagon and ICAD wagon
24 September 2020 Colas Rail Limited  Decision letter
Notice of Consent JGAP Wagon and JPAF wagon
19 June 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent FKAA wagon
4 May 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent VGAF wagon 
21 April 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited

Decision letter
Notice of Consent FQAI Wagon
Notice of Consent BAAM Wagon

9 April 2020 First Transpennine Express Limited Proposal to supplement CP6 Track Usage Price List: TPE Cl802 VUC
Decision letter
Notice of consent
3 April 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Notice of Consent to a Supplement to the Track Usage Price List Class 37/7
Notice of Consent to a Supplement to the Track Usage Price List BAAF wagon
Decision letter
12 March 2020 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
10 February 2020 Serco Caledonian Sleeper Limited Proposal to supplement the CP6 Track Usage Price List
Consent notice
Decision letter
30 January 2020 Grand Central Railway Company Limited (North West Services) Grand Central Railway Company Limited (North West Services) Conditions Precedent Letter

Appeals under The Rail Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005