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.

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