Consultation on improving Schedule 5 of the model freight track access contract

Consultation status
Conclusions published
Date of publication
Closing date

On 6 November 2015 we consulted on proposed changes to Schedule 5 and the associated Rights Table in the model freight track access contract. This also included consequential changes to Schedule 4. These changes are to reflect the move away from freight access rights having "Levels" and towards having origin and destination timing windows for services. We also proposed to simplify the Rights Table alongside these changes.

This consultation was aimed at all freight operating companies, current and potential freight customer track access contract holders and Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (and copied to Rail Delivery Group's CRRWG and TOCs).

Conclusions documents

On 20 January 2016 we published our conclusions to this consultation:

Consultation letter


  • The changes are identified in Annex A
  • A revised version of Schedule 5 is available in Annex B
  • A revised version of the Rights Table is available in Annex C
  • Consequential changes to Schedule 4 of the Contract are available in Annex D.