Detail of outcome
A summary of responses and decision letter, which grants approval for the request, were released on 21 May and 16 July 2018.
Detail of feedback received
We continue to review responses to this consultation. We expect to issue a response in 2018.
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.