Consultations

Here you’ll find all our consultations, both open and concluded, past policy, licence and access casework consultations. You’ll also find our response to consultations from other organisations.

Consultation on Holding Highways England to account

24 December 2019
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Consultation outcome In January 2020 we published a consultation on an updated monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England, titled Holding Highways England to account. This new policy replaces our existing monitoring framework and enforcement policy for Highways England and comes into effect for the start of road period 2, from 1 April 2020. We received 17 responses to the

Consultation on updating ORR's guidance on access to service facilities

3 October 2019
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updated guidance, reflecting the European Commission’s Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 of 22 November 2017 on access to service facilities and rail-related services (stations, light maintenance depots, freight terminals and other sites and associated services).

Changes to complaints handling

29 July 2019
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We have published the results of research which reviews complaints handling in regulated sectors which have an ombudsman.

Process for the ORR periodic review of HS1 Ltd 2019 (PR19)

25 April 2019
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Following our further consultation, Eurostar's request and subsequent alternative proposal were considered by the ORR board at its meeting on 18 April 2019. This letter to Eurostar sets out the board's decision and the reasons for that decision.

Consultation on ORR’s Holding Network Rail to account policy

27 March 2019
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In November 2018, we published a consultation on a new regulatory policy for holding Network Rail to account for delivery of the commitments in our determination, and the obligations in its network licence. This new policy replaces the existing economic enforcement policy for Network Rail and comes into effect for the start of Control Period 6.

Roles and responsibilities for enhancements in CP6

18 March 2019
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Consultation on roles and responsibilities for Network Rail's enhancements work in Control Period 6 (CP6) as this will be treated differently to operations, maintenance and renewals expenditure in the Periodic Review 2018 (PR18).

Model connection contract – Transitioning to CPI

6 March 2019
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Following consultation we consider it appropriate to amend the model connection contract so that CPI is used for new contracts, rather than RPI in the adjustment factor, as with track access contracts.

Implementing the EC4T cost reconciliation

14 December 2013

Content archived on 17 January 2022

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This was a consultation on the principles of and changes to the contractual wording for the cost reconciliation (or "cost wash-up") for charges for electric current for traction (EC4T) as part of the 2013 periodic review (PR13).

Implementing PR13 - capacity charge

4 November 2013

Content archived on 17 January 2022

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This consultation was extended to 4 November 2013, as explained in our update letter of 25 October 2013 clarifying the contractual wording in relation to freight operators.

Implementing PR13 - charter operators

25 October 2013

Content archived on 17 January 2022

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his consultation set out the specific changes we propose to make to charter track access agreements to implement our 2013 periodic review (PR13).

Capacity charge for freight operators

14 October 2013

Content archived on 17 January 2022

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This letter was a consultation setting out the ORR's proposed conclusions for the capacity charge for freight operators in control period 5 (CP5), with reference to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG)'s proposal received in the letter dated 13 September 2013 .