Detail of outcome
The Office of Rail and Road has now published conclusions and responses following this consultation on the drafting of schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model freight and passenger track access contracts.
Following on from this consultation, on 31 October 2018 the Office of Rail and Road published its Periodic review 2018: final determination.
The existing charging and incentives regime is set out in schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model contracts. As part of the Office for Rail and Road 2018 periodic review of Network Rail (PR18), we are reviewing the charging and incentives framework in place between Network Rail and train operators. This provides an opportunity to improve the clarity, consistency and simplicity of the contractual drafting in these model contracts.
The Office for Rail and Road would welcome comments from current or prospective franchised passenger operators, freight operators, open access operators and others.