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 web pages (select Track Access) as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

TOC / FOC Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd and Network Rail connection contract18Closed. Conducted by Network RailApplication form  pdf icon PDF, 296 Kb
Connection contract redacted  pdf icon PDF, 1,011 Kb
Plan pdf icon PDF, 911 Kb
South Yorkshire Supertram Limited 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail Application form pdf icon PDF, 431 Kb
Draft contract  pdf icon PDF, 1,520 Kb
Great North Western Railway Company Ltd (Trading as Grand Central) 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail

Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 1,140 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 289 Kb

DfT advice:

DfT advice pdf icon PDF, 898 Kb
Alliance response to DfT pdf icon PDF, 222 Kb
Further Letter from Secretary of State pdf icon PDF, 505 Kb
Response from Alliance  pdf icon PDF, 86 Kb

Consultation responses:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 2,064 Kb
East Midlands Trains pdf icon PDF, 17 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 113 Kb
London Midland pdf icon PDF, 58 Kb
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 102 Kb
Transport Focus pdf icon PDF, 31 Kb
Transport for London pdf icon PDF, 107 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 408 Kb
West Coast Trains pdf icon PDF, 79 Kb

Network Rail responses to:
DB Schenker pdf icon PDF, 65 Kb
East Midlands Trains pdf icon PDF, 85 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 122 Kb
London Midland pdf icon PDF, 61 Kb
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 94 Kb
Transport Focus pdf icon PDF, 81 Kb
Transport for London pdf icon PDF, 49 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 53 Kb
West Coast Trains pdf icon PDF, 109 Kb

XC Trains Limited  17 Being undertaken by Network Rail Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 1,597 Kb 
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 95 Kb
West Coast Railway Company Limited (The Jacobite) 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail  Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 577 Kb 
Application form   pdf icon PDF, 185 Kb
East Coast Trains Limited (FirstGroup) 17 Closed: undertaken by Network Rail Draft contract  pdf icon PDF, 1,412 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 115 Kb
DfT advice pdf icon PDF, 2,021 Kb

Consultation responses:
Alliance Rail Holdings  pdf icon PDF, 91 Kb
East Midlands Trains pdf icon PDF, 21 Kb
GB Railfreight pdf icon PDF, 128 Kb
Govia Thameslink Railway pdf icon PDF, 683 Kb
LOROL pdf icon PDF, 70 Kb
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 289 Kb
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive pdf icon PDF, 398 Kb
Transport Focus pdf icon PDF, 283 Kb
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 88 Kb
Virgin East Coast Main Line pdf icon PDF, 606 Kb
Virgin West Coast pdf icon PDF, 64 Kb
XC Trains  pdf icon PDF, 129 Kb

Network Rail's representations: 
08 April 2015 pdf icon PDF, 87 Kb

First Groups responses to consultees:
Alliance Rail Holdings pdf icon PDF, 1,382 Kb
GB Railfreight pdf icon PDF, 1,108 Kb
Northern Rail pdf icon PDF, 274 Kb  
Virgin East Coast Main Line pdf icon PDF, 2,064 Kb 
XC Trains   pdf icon PDF, 1,022 Kb
East Coast Main Line Company Limited 17 Being undertaken by Network Rail - closed 7 April 2015

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

Consultation responses:
Alliance   pdf icon PDF, 335 Kb
East Coast Mainline Authority  pdf icon PDF, 88 Kb
First Group
FKTPE   pdf icon PDF, 63 Kb
Freightliner 7 April 2015 pdf icon PDF, 156 Kb
Freightliner 23 April 2015  pdf icon PDF, 429 Kb
GBRF  pdf icon PDF, 220 Kb
Grand Central pdf icon PDF, 3,311 Kb
Northern  pdf icon PDF, 112 Kb
SYTPE  pdf icon PDF, 367 Kb
Passenger Focus  pdf icon PDF, 186 Kb
Transport Scotland  pdf icon PDF, 408 Kb
West Yorkshire TPE pdf icon PDF, 345 Kb
XC Trains  pdf icon PDF, 149 Kb
Transport Scotland 13 April 2015  pdf icon PDF, 133 Kb
Govia Thameslink   pdf icon PDF, 247 Kb
North East Combined Authority  pdf icon PDF, 153 Kb

Further responses:
Transport Scotland pdf icon PDF, 88 Kb

Statutory consultation:
NR response  pdf icon PDF, 224 Kb

VTEC responses to:
Northern pdf icon PDF, 334 Kb
Transport Focus  pdf icon PDF, 367 Kb
Freightliner pdf icon PDF, 396 Kb
TPE  pdf icon PDF, 349 Kb
GTR pdf icon PDF, 350 Kb
Transport Scotland   pdf icon PDF, 355 Kb
Cross Country Trains  pdf icon PDF, 361 Kb
WYCA   pdf icon PDF, 353 Kb
SYPTE pdf icon PDF, 346 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

GNER response pdf icon PDF, 105 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

GNER response pdf icon PDF, 105 Kb
Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited 17 26 Aug 2011: consultation conducted by ORR Supporting material letter pdf icon PDF, 78 Kb
Application form
Contract track charges
Additional Flexing Rights rider
SG 6207 Aggregates
SG 6219 Potash
SG 6223 WRG Cricklewood Waste
SG 6225 WRG Dagenham Waste
SG 6228 GMW
Cordon Caps table
SG 6024 Cement
SG 6201 Coal
Letter of 6 October 2011
Freighliner HH letter to ORR
9 Sep 2011
Freighliner HH letter to ORR
23 Aug 2011
Responses
Network Rail
8 Sep 2011
Network Rail
19 Aug 2011
First Group
26 Aug 2011
TfL 26 Aug 2011
DfT 26 Aug 2011
West Coast Trains
26 Aug 2011
GB Railfreight
24 Aug 2011
Grand Central
18 Aug 2011
Merseytravel
18 Aug 2011
Northern Rail
12 Aug 2011
Transport Scotland
12 Aug 2011
Southern Railway
3 Aug 2011
Alliance Rail Holdings
26 Jul 2011
South West Trains
 26 Jul 2011
LOROL
27 Jul 2011
Last updated - 12 April 2016