ORR’s approach to track access and the future operation of High Speed 2 (HS2)


The purpose of this page is to set out the approach we will take to track access issues arising from the introduction of HS2 services.

HS2 track access documentation

On 9 April 2018, we published our conclusions to that consultation and we also updated the original consultation letter so that it is now a regulatory statement.

On 21 September 2017, we published a consultation regarding our proposed approach to HS2 track access issues.

Letter from the Department for Transport on HS2 track access issues
8 September 2017
Note: the wording of Annex 1 of the DfT letter was amended on 25 September 2017. For fuller detail regarding the assumed train service patterns set out in that Annex, please refer to pages 61-64 of HS2 Phase Two PFM v7.1 Assumptions report.