Access to HS1


We approve all new framework agreements and revisions to existing framework agreements (track access contracts covering the reservation of capacity for more than one timetable period of six months). These are the documents which allow access to the High Speed 1 (HS1) network.

We also have an appeal role in respect of the terms of track access and more generally under The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005.

Any potential operator on HS1 is more than welcome to approach us for an introductory meeting, if it so wishes.

Criteria and procedures

We have criteria and procedures that we expect to follow when considering track access applications for HS1 .

Read more about these criteria and procedures

Application forms and template access contracts

There are standard application forms and template track access contracts which should be used when making track access applications for HS1.

Read more about application forms and template access agreements

High Speed 1 track access applications, decisions and consolidated agreements

This section contains all HS1 track access application consultations, decisions and consolidated agreements.

Read more about HS1 track access applications, decisions and consolidated agreements

The High Speed 1 Network Code

The HS1 Network Code is a set of rules for the day-to-day running of the HS1 network.

Read more about the HS1 Network Code

High Speed 1 access dispute resolution and appeals

HS1 has published access dispute resolution rules, designed to provide a clear and efficient structure for dealing with disputes which arise under access contracts.

Read more about disputes and appeals on the HS1 network