Consultation outcome

Rail: calculating operator network access costs and alterations to the charging framework

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

An update to this consultation on calculating operator network access costs and alterations to the charging framework was published in April 2018. A further consultation will follow in June 2018, in the 2018 periodic review (PR18) draft determination.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on how the costs operators pay to access the rail network are calculated and changes to the charging framework.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

As part of the 2018 periodic review of Network Rail, we are reviewing:

  • how the charges operators pay to access the rail network are calculated
  • Network Rail’s charging framework for control period 6

The framework changes include:

  • removing the capacity charge and coal spillage charge
  • merging the 2 existing freight mark-ups

and will prioritise reforms to charges that recover some of the fixed rail network running costs.

Published 28 September 2017