Open consultation

Infrastructure cost charges for open access rail service operators


Seeks views on 3 remaining issues regarding levying infrastructure cost charge (ICCs) on open access rail services.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

In the PR18 final determination, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) confirmed that we would levy infrastructure cost charges (ICCs) in control period 6 (CP6). The aim of this was to recover some of Network Rail’s fixed costs. ORR decided that the charges would apply to new or substantially modified open access rail services running in the interurban market.

The purpose of this consultation is to finalise 3 remaining issues. We are seeking feedback on:

  • the definition of interurban market segment
  • the definition of a substantial modification to an existing service
  • related changes to the ‘not primarily abstractive’ (NPA) test
Published 3 December 2018