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
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 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 - 22 July 2015