Current track access applications

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This page includes 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.

We include current track access applications concerning:

  • new contracts (sections 17 and 18)
  • amendments to contracts (sections 22 and 22A)

For older applications please see the archive. Once we've made a decision, these documents will be removed from this section and relevant documents will be published in the track access decisions section.

Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation web pages as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

New contracts (section 17 and 18) Collapse accordion Open accordion

All current applications we are considering for new disputed contracts (section 17) and new agreed contracts (section 18).

TOC / FOC and Route Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
Go-op Co-operative Limited 17 Closed on 29 June 2022 Draft Contract
Application Form
Consultation Responses

Grand Union Trains Limited
(London-Carmarthen)

17 Closed 3 June 2022

Draft Contract
Application Form
Industry Consultation Responses
Network Rail Representations
GUT response to Network Rail Representations
Further Industry Consultation Responses

Grand Union Trains Limited
(London-Carmarthen)
17 Application withdrawn 23/06/22 Draft Contract
Application Form
Network Rail Representations
GUT response to Network Rail Representations
Industry Consultation Responses 
DfT further response
Virgin Trains Limited
(West Coast Main Line
17 Application withdrawn 27/2/2020 Draft Contract    
Application Form
Withdrawal letter
Grand Union Trains Limited (London–Stirling)
(West Coast Main Line
17 Closed 16 December 2019/18 July 2021

Draft Contract (amended)   
Application form (amended)
Letter amending application 
Network Rail Representations
Grand Union response 
Revised application:
Draft Contract
Application form
Updated Network Rail representations
Further GU comments
ORR Request For Further Representations 
Further Network Rail representations
Further Grand Union comments

First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited
(West Coast Main Line
17 To be undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract    
Application Form
Network Rail Representations
Updated Network Rail representations
Further FTWCRL comments
ORR Request For Further Representations 
Further Network Rail representations
Further First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited comments
Grand Union Trains Limited (London–Llanelli, Wales) 17 Application withdrawn 05/05/2020 Draft Contract    
Application Form
Consultation Responses 
Network Rail Representations
Grand Union response 
First Greater Western Limited 17 Closed 9 August 2019 Draft Contract
Application form
Network Rail's representation letter 
First Greater Western's representations for its s17 application  

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A) - Freight operating companies Collapse accordion Open accordion

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A).

Freight operator and Route Section Name Date consultation closes Links to documents
         
General supporting documents
for consultations closing on 1 November 2022 below
22     DfT letter of support 
Rail Delivery Group Assessing the Value of Rail Freight April 2021
DB Cargo 22 40th SA 1/11/2022 Form F
Draft supplemental agreement
Supporting annex 
Freightliner and Freightliner Heavy Haul 22 11th and 7th SA 1/11/2022 FLHH Form F
FL Form F
FLHH Draft supplemental agreement 
FL Draft supplemental agreement 
Supporting annex
Colas Rail 22 7th SA 1/11/2022 Form F 
Draft supplemental agreement 
Supporting annex 
Direct Rail Services 22 11th SA 1/11/2022 Form F 
Draft supplemental agreement 
Supporting annex 
GB Railfreight Limited  22A 17th SA  Closed – undertaken by GB Railfreight Ltd  

Application Form
Draft Agreement

Appendix A-D
Appendix E-H
Appendix I-L
Office of Rail and Road Update letter dated 26 April 2022
Further Network Rail representation dated 16 May 2022

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A) - Train operating companies Collapse accordion Open accordion

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A).

Train operator and Route Section Name Date consultation closes Links to documents
West Midlands Trains Limited 22 15th 23/08/22 Supplemental agreement application form
Draft 15th supplemental agreement
Transport for Wales Rail Limited 22A 4th SA Closed – undertaken by Transport for Wales Limited.

Application form 
Draft agreement 
Details of timetabling issues from Network Rail 
Stakeholder support documents 
Responses to industry consultation 

Network Rail representations
Technical note
TfWRL response to NR representations
Office of Rail and Road Update letter dated 26 April 2022
Further Network Rail representation dated 16 May 2022
Transport for Wales Rail Limited response to further Network Rail representations