Consultation outcome

Heathrow rail infrastructure: consent to obtain recover operational costs

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Detail of feedback received

We continue to review responses to this consultation. We expect to issue a response in 2018.

Original consultation


Application by Heathrow Airport to increase a levy for a 10 year period to recover operational costs of their rail infrastructure.

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Consultation description

The Office of Rail and Road are asking for views on Heathrow Airport’s application to obtain a recovery of costs incurred in operation of the Heathrow rail infrastructure. The application is to levy this mark-up for a 10 year period, beginning on 1 January 2019.

General practice is that charges for:

  • the minimum access package
  • access to service facilities

must be set at the cost directly incurred as a result of operating the train service. However an infrastructure manager may levy an additional mark-up to obtain full recovery of the costs incurred.

Published 4 December 2017
Last updated 16 July 2018 + show all updates
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