Consultation outcome

Rail network: schedules 8 and 4 of the track access contract

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

On 15 December 2016, ORR published the outcome to this consultation, a new consultation setting out proposed changes to schedules 8 and 4 of the track access contract.

Original consultation


Seeks views on schedules 8 and 4 of the track access contract, concerning access to the rail network and compensation for train operators.

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Consultation description

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is preparing to review schedules 8 and 4 of the track access contract. These concern the ‘performance’ and ‘possessions’ regimes which compensate train operators for specific rail network access issues.

The schedule 8 regime compensates train operators for unplanned service disruption caused by Network Rail and other train operators.

The schedule 4 regime compensates operators for the financial impact of planned possessions – where they can’t access the network because of Network Rail’s engineering work.

We are looking for views, together with any evidence that you are able to provide, of the effectiveness of the current regimes. This includes:

  • aspects that are working well
  • the scale of any potential problem
  • what the priority areas for improvement should be
Published 13 November 2015
Last updated 22 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Closing date extended to 29 January 2016.
  2. First published.