New contracts (section 17 and 18)

Updated consultation (including Stevenage):consultationThis page contains all current applications we are considering for new, agreed contracts (section 18 of the Railways Act 1993) and new, disputed contracts (section 17 of the Act). When we have made our decision, the information held in the current application section is moved into the relevant decisions section.

In line with the Industry code of practice (see Annex A of our criteria and procedures document), Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation webpages (select Track Access) as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

TOC / FOC Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
East Coast Trains Limited (FirstGroup)17Being undertaken by Network Rail – closes 8 April 2015Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 1,412 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 115 Kb
East Coast Main Line Company Limited 17 Being undertaken by Network Rail - closes 7 April 2015

Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 2,994 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 732 Kb

The Great North Eastern Railway Company Limited (Cleethorpes + West Yorkshire services) 17 Closed: Undertaken by Alliance

Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 830 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 128 Kb 
 
Consultation responses:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 37 Kb
DfT pdf icon PDF, 96 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 115 Kb
East Midlands Trains pdf icon PDF, 17 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 17 Kb
Metro pdf icon PDF, 41 Kb
Northern pdf icon PDF, 40 Kb
Passenger Focus pdf icon PDF, 33 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 16 Kb

Alliance responses to:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 58 Kb
DfT pdf icon PDF, 91 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 66 Kb
East Midlands Trains pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 61 Kb
Metro pdf icon PDF, 60 Kb
Northern pdf icon PDF, 56 Kb
Passenger Focus pdf icon PDF, 61 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 43 Kb

Alliance response to Network Rail
Alliance pdf icon PDF, 44 Kb

Network Rail's representations:
28 May 2014 pdf icon PDF, 37 Kb 

DfT advice 
17 March 2015  pdf icon PDF, 2,728 Kb

The Great North Eastern Railway Company Limited (Edinburgh services) 17 Closed: Undertaken by Alliance

Updated consultation (including Stevenage) 
Updated draft contract  pdf icon PDF, 889 Kb
Updated application form pdf icon PDF, 111 Kb

Further consultation responses:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 274 Kb
DfT pdf icon PDF, 143 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 203 Kb
First Capital Connect pdf icon PDF, 374 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 15 KbPassenger Focus pdf icon PDF, 108 Kb

Further Alliance responses to: 
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 62 Kb
Dft pdf icon PDF, 61 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 62 Kb
First Capital Connect pdf icon PDF, 51 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 61 KbPassenger Focus  pdf icon PDF, 57 Kb

Original consultation
Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 889 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 111 Kb

Responses: 
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 37 Kb
DfT response pdf icon PDF, 363 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 114 Kb
First Group pdf icon PDF, 57 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 19 Kb
Metro pdf icon PDF, 23 Kb
Nexus pdf icon PDF, 60 Kb
Northern pdf icon PDF, 14 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 14 Kb

Alliance responses to:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 65 Kb
DfT pdf icon PDF, 88 Kb
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 80 Kb
First Group pdf icon PDF, 63 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 71 Kb
Metro pdf icon PDF, 69 Kb
Nexus pdf icon PDF, 94 Kb
Northern pdf icon PDF, 71 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 94 Kb

Alliance response to Network Rail:
Alliance pdf icon PDF, 39 Kb
 
Network Rail's representations: 
6 March 2014 pdf icon PDF, 34 Kb 

Further comments:
East Coast pdf icon PDF, 104 Kb (18/03/2014)  

DfT advice 
17 March 2015 pdf icon PDF, 2,728 Kb 

Freightliner Limited 17 26 Aug 2011: consultation conducted by ORR Application form pdf icon PDF, 129 Kb
Supporting material pdf icon PDF, 27 Kb
Additional Flexing Rights rider pdf icon PDF, 89 Kb
Contract track charges pdf icon PDF, 779 Kb
Rights table
Letter of 6 Oct 2011 pdf icon PDF, 57 Kb
Freightliner letter to ORR pdf icon PDF, 227 Kb
9 Sep 2011
Responses
Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 550 Kb
8 Sep 2011
Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 737 Kb
19 Aug 2011
DfT - 26 Aug 2011
First Group pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
26 Aug 2011
TfL pdf icon PDF, 75 Kb
26 Aug 2011
West Coast Trains pdf icon PDF, 32 Kb
26 Aug 2011
GB Railfreight pdf icon PDF, 37 Kb
24 Aug 2011
Grand Central pdf icon PDF, 145 Kb
18 Aug 2011
Merseytravel pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
18 Aug 2011
Rail Freight Group pdf icon PDF, 82 Kb
16 Aug 2011
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 28 Kb
12 Aug 2011
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
12 Aug 2011
Alliance Rail Holdings pdf icon PDF, 25 Kb
26 Jul 2011
South West Trains pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
26 Jul 2011
LOROL pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
27 Jul 2011
Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited 17 26 Aug 2011: consultation conducted by ORR Supporting material letter pdf icon PDF, 78 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 135 Kb
Contract track charges pdf icon PDF, 742 Kb
Additional Flexing Rights rider pdf icon PDF, 75 Kb
SG 6207 Aggregates xls icon XLS, 118 Kb
SG 6219 Potash xls icon XLS, 86 Kb
SG 6223 WRG Cricklewood Waste xls icon XLS, 70 Kb
SG 6225 WRG Dagenham Waste xls icon XLS, 67 Kb
SG 6228 GMW xls icon XLS, 82 Kb
Cordon Caps table pdf icon PDF, 26 Kb
SG 6024 Cement xls icon XLS, 92 Kb
SG 6201 Coal pdf icon PDF, 1,815 Kb
Letter of 6 October 2011 pdf icon PDF, 57 Kb
Freighliner HH letter to ORR pdf icon PDF, 236 Kb
9 Sep 2011
Freighliner HH letter to ORR pdf icon PDF, 51 Kb
23 Aug 2011
Responses
Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 779 Kb
8 Sep 2011
Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 708 Kb
19 Aug 2011
First Group pdf icon PDF, 220 Kb
26 Aug 2011
TfL pdf icon PDF, 75 Kb 26 Aug 2011
DfT pdf icon PDF, 83 Kb 26 Aug 2011
West Coast Trains pdf icon PDF, 32 Kb
26 Aug 2011
GB Railfreight pdf icon PDF, 37 Kb
24 Aug 2011
Grand Central pdf icon PDF, 145 Kb
18 Aug 2011
Merseytravel pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
18 Aug 2011
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 28 Kb
12 Aug 2011
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
12 Aug 2011
Southern Railway pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
3 Aug 2011
Alliance Rail Holdings pdf icon PDF, 25 Kb
26 Jul 2011
South West Trains pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
 26 Jul 2011
LOROL pdf icon PDF, 13 Kb
27 Jul 2011
Last updated - 18 March 2015