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 application for consent to obtain recovery of costs incurred in operation of the Heathrow rail infrastructure

1 December 2017
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Date published: 1 December 2017Closing date: 8 January 2018Consultation outcomeConsent to obtain recovery of costs incurred in operation of the Heathrow Rail Infrastructure - Decision letter Published 21 May 2018Responses to this consultation Published 16 July 2018ConsultationHeathrow Airport Limited has applied for ORR’s approval to levy a mark-up in order to obtain recovery of costs incurred in

Consultation on new guidance and changes to ORR's economic enforcement policy to reflect Northern Ireland regulations

10 November 2017
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The final guidance summarises the provisions of The Railways Infrastructure (Access Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (the NI Regulations) and explains the rights and responsibilities of service providers and railway undertakings with regards to access and charging. It also sets out ORR’s interpretation of key provisions, and the process for

Changes to ORR’s economic enforcement policy and penalties statement to reflect The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016

10 November 2017
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ORR’s conclusions on changes to its economic enforcement policy and penalties statement to reflect The Railways (Access, Management & Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016. Outcome of the December consultation Changes to our enforcement policy were required to reflect The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016 (the A&M Regulations). The A

System operation in control period 6 (CP6)

21 September 2017
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This page provides details of our work and publications on developing the framework for Network Rail’s national system operator (NSO) in control period 6 (CP6) as part of the 2018 periodic review (PR18).

Consultation on ORR's approach to track access and the future operation of High Speed 2 (HS2)

11 September 2017
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Conclusions On 9 April 2018, we published our conclusions to our September 2017 consultation and we also updated the original consultation letter so that it is now a regulatory statement. September 2017 consultation Date published: 21 September 2017 Closing date: 20 October 2017 The purpose of this consultation was to seek views on how ORR proposed to take into account the future operation of HS2

Guidance on Network Rail’s strategic business plans

25 July 2017
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As part of the 2018 periodic review (PR18), Network Rail will produce strategic business plans (SBPs) which will form the main source of evidence that we will use to determine Network Rail’s funding and outputs for CP6.

Consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail

24 July 2017
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Draft design for our approach to regulating Network Rail in CP6This document sets out our approach to regulating Network Rail in control period 6 (CP6, which will run from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024, as we have consulted on it in the draft determination. Its purpose is a tool to express our proposed framework for regulating Network Rail in a succinct way.Draft design for our approach to

New General Approval and guidance for freight facility access contracts

21 July 2017
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Consultation outcomeOur conclusions letter sets out a high-level summary of the changes from the previous General Approval (GA), the consultation questions asked, a summary of the responses received, our comments, and any actions that we have taken or will take in response.Conclusions letter Published 19 February 2018General Approval for freight facility access agreements 2018 Published 19

Approach to authorisations under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011

5 January 2017
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Consultation outcome Following this consultation we have published our policy statement relating to a progressive approach to infrastructure authorisation. Approach to authorisations under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 22 September 2017 This revised approach will, in some cases, enable applicants to propose grouping together what would currently be separate authorisation