Proposals to modify track access consultations

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Consultation on proposals to update ORR’s track access guidance modules on duration and the code of practice for consultations. 

We propose clarification of two elements of ORR’s track access guidance modules. These concern how long industry consultations on track access applications remain valid after they have concluded and the duration of long term access agreements. 

ORR ensures that passenger and freight train operating companies have fair access to the rail network and that best use is made of capacity. 

The modules in the track access guidance series explain the criteria and procedures we expect to follow when dealing with applications for track access contracts.

Responding to this consultation

We would welcome your views on these proposals. Responses should be sent to  by 17:00 on 31 March 2023.