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.

Periodic review 2018 (PR18) initial consultation and conclusions

10 August 2016
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In May 2016, we published our first major consultation on the 2018 periodic review (PR18). PR18 would determine Network Rail Infrastructure Limited’s (Network Rail’s) outputs and funding in control period 6 (CP6, which will run from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024). P

Network Charges - a consultation on how charges can improve efficiency

3 August 2016
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Date published: 10 December 2015 Closing date: 4 March 2016 This consultation looked at the way in which Network Rail charges train operators for use of its network. These charges affect decisions made by operators, Network Rail and funders. This was the first consultation as part of a comprehensive review of Network Rail’s structure of charges for Control Period 6, (CP6) - (2019-2024) and beyond

Comments invited on Railway Safety Regulations 1999 exemption application – train protection arrangements for running of Crossrail trains between Paddington and Heathrow Airport Junction

15 March 2016
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Date published: 2 September 2015 Closing date: 27 October 2015 We invited comments on an exemption application we received from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited in association with Crossrail Limited and MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited concerning the train protection arrangements for the running of Class 345 Crossrail passenger trains between Paddington and Heathrow Tunnel Junction. The

Consultation on Eurotunnel’s Network Statement

19 February 2016
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This consultation is now closed. Outcome Our comments have been developed in line with the principles set out in the co-operation agreement between ORR and ARAFER and with regard to the requirements of the Recast Directive (2012/34 EU). Eurotunnel Network Statement 2017 19 February 2016 Consultation Date published: 24 July 2015 Closing date: 18 September 2015 On 16 June 2015 Directive 2012/34/EU[1

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

20 January 2016
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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

Call for evidence on passenger compensation

15 January 2016
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The purpose of this letter was to invite interested parties to submit evidence that may support ORR’s enquiries into the issues raised in the super-complaint made by Which? regarding rail passenger compensation.

Revising railway safety regulations: Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997, Railway Safety Regulations 1999 and Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001

8 July 2014
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In 2014, as part of the Government's 'Red Tape Challenge' to reduce unnecessary secondary legislation, we consulted on our proposals to revoke the Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997, Railway Safety Regulations 1999 and Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001 (together ‘the current Regulations’) and replace them with a new set of regulations. The decision

Periodic review 2013 (PR13) consultations

1 July 2014

Content archived on 17 May 2022

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A list of our closed PR13 consultations in date order. Consultation on implementation of CP5 capacity charge for new open access operators Last updated: 1 Jul 2014 Consultation about our proposed approach to implement our decision on the capacity charge rates payable by new entrant open access operators (OAOs) during CP5. Capacity charge baselines for freight, open access passenger and charter

Consultation on implementation of CP5 capacity charge for new open access operators

16 May 2014

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Date published: 16 May 2014 Closing date: 1 July 2014 Consultation about our proposed approach to implement our decision on the capacity charge rates payable by new entrant open access operators (OAOs) during CP5. In our final determination we made our decision on the capacity charge rates payable by new entrant open access operators (OAOs) during CP5. We said that: New entrant OAOs will pay CP4

Capacity charge baselines for freight, open access passenger and charter operators

19 March 2014

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In our Periodic review 2013: final determination of Network Rail's outputs and funding for 2014-19, we concluded that the capacity charge would be levied on freight, open access and charter operators in CP5 subject to a number of baselines, so that Network Rail would effectively receive a higher charge for traffic above certain thresholds as part of a year-end reconciliation or wash-up process.

Draft exemption for the placing on the market of rail vehicles and components which contain asbestos

13 January 2014
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We sought views on a draft exemption to allow the placing on the market of asbestos-containing railway vehicles, and asbestos-containing components of railway vehicles. This stems from a consultation by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on proposals for draft regulations that would allow the placing on the market and use of a second-hand asbestos-containing article