Consultation outcome

Rail stations and depots: changes to general approvals

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following careful review of the consultation responses we published our conclusions on reviewing the General Approval (Stations) 2013 and General Approval (Depots) 2013.

Original consultation


Seeks views on proposed changes to the station and depot general approvals which are used to give prior approval for access agreements.

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Consultation description

The stations and depots general approvals have been in force for almost 3 years. To ensure they remain fit for purpose, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is seeking views on some changes we propose to make. We also invite ideas for any other changes you would like to suggest.

Our consultation letter sets out:

  • the background of the general approvals
  • findings from our monthly audits of the use of the general approvals
  • the scope of the review itself
  • next steps
Published 31 August 2016
Last updated 30 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Outcome to consultation.
  2. First published.