Closed consultation

Connection contracts: amending our general approval to include novations

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We are seeking views on extending the general approval to include the novation of connection contracts based on Office of Rail Regulation's template.

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Consultation description

The target audience for this consultation is anyone who holds a connection contract with Network Rail or is likely to in future. This includes owners of rail-freight terminals, ports, industrial sites, certain heritage railways, as well as freight and passenger train operators.

When a facility owner novates a connection contract it transfers the rights and obligations of that contract to another facility owner. Connection contracts govern the maintenance and operation of connection points, that is where 2 networks meet.

Published 30 September 2014