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.

Review of Network Rail’s access charges

28 October 2021
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In this consultation, part of ORR’s periodic review 2023 (PR23) programme, we present initial proposals for incremental reform of Network Rail’s access charges.

HS1 Ltd periodic review 2019 (PR19): draft determination

7 January 2020
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A summary of our draft conclusions on the final Five Year Asset Management Statement (5YAMS) that was submitted to us on 31 May 2019. It is the culmination of the first phase of our examination and draws from detailed analysis that is explained in a number of supplementary documents published alongside it. Together these form the draft determination.

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

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).

Periodic review 2018: draft determination

31 August 2018
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Our draft determination set out our proposed decisions on the process through which we determined what Network Rail should deliver in respect of its role in operating, maintaining and renewing its network in control period 6 (CP6) and how the funding available should be best used to support this.

Consultation on our approach for assessing Network Rail's efficiency and wider financial performance in CP6

12 June 2018
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Overview Good quality financial information is important for effective regulation as it helps to ensure that the interests of customers and funders are properly protected. Network Rail's regulatory financial statements are the primary sources of information about the company's financial performance. We recently consulted on how we should assess Network Rail's efficiency and financial performance

Financial framework for PR18

12 June 2018
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Our decisions on the financial framework supplementary document that forms part of ORR's draft determination for PR18.

Periodic review 2019 (PR19) initial consultation for HS1 Limited

31 January 2018
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Consultation outcome Following careful review of the consultation responses, along with our continued engagement with stakeholders, we have developed the following approach document, which also sets out the process and timescales for our periodic review. ORR approach to PR19 Published 31 January 2018 Consultation responses We received 7 responses to our initial consultation from stakeholders. We

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