Key dates

This page lists the main milestones in the periodic review 2013 (PR13) process.

  • We published our first PR13 consultation document
    25/05/11
  • ORR hosted consultation events on PR13 held in Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and Manchester
    05/11/12 & 21/07/11
  • ORR hosted workshop on the Schedule 8 performance regime
    25/07/11
  • Online publication of our document on how we will assess Network Rail's efficient expenditure
    26/07/11
  • Our first consultation document published 25 May closes
    02/09/11
  • ORR hosted workshop on our document discussing how we should assess Network Rail's efficient expenditure
    21/09/11
  • ORR hosted workshop on incentives
    23/09/11
  • The initial industry plans (IIPs) for England & Wales and Scotland are published, setting out the industry's view on what should be delivered in the next control period and at what cost
    By 30/09/11
  • We publish a review of the role of open access operators on-rail competition
    By 30/09/11
  • We seek views on the IIPs - this will not be a formal consultation, but an opportunity to get any further views before we produce our advice to ministers
    01/10/11
  • We receive stakeholder feedback on our 26 July 2011 efficient expenditure consultation document
    14/10/11
  • ORR hosted workshop on Schedule 4 possessions regime
    11/11/11
  • Transport Scotland consults on the contract for passenger services and priorities for rail beyond 2014, which will feed into the development of the High-Level Output Specification in Scotland
    16/11/11
  • We receive views on the IIP by this date
    18/11/11
  • The deadline for comments on our review of the role of open access operators in on-rail competition
    04/12/11
  • Consultation on detailed incentives issues and proposals
    14/12/11
  • ORR hosted workshop on the incentives consultation
    09/01/12
  • Consultation closes on our consultation on incentives
    08/02/12

Formal review phase

  • We published our 'advice to ministers' (for both England & Wales and Scotland) and issued our review initiation notice formally starting PR13
    15/03/12
  • We publish our Financial and incentive framework for CP5 (this document), setting out the approach we will be taking on the financial and incentive framework following consultations on these areas in December 2011 and May 2011, along with our conclusions on our consultation on on-rail competition last October
    01/05/12
  • We consult on exposing train operators to changes in Network Rail's costs at periodic reviews and how our route-based efficiency benefit sharing mechanism should interact with alliancing arrangements
    03/05/12
  • We consult on the variable usage charge and on a freight-specific charge
    17/05/12
  • Workshop on track access charges: cap on variable usage charge and freight-specific charge
    18/05/12
  • Consultation closes on exposing train operators to changes in Network Rail's costs at periodic reviews and on how our route-based efficiency benefit sharing mechanism should interact with alliancing arrangements
    12/07/12
  • Our consultation on caps and mark-ups on certain freight track access charges closes
    31/07/12
  • The Secretary of State for Transport and Scottish Ministers publish their HLOSs/SoFAs
    By 31/07/12
  • We consult on detailed financial issues concerning Network Rail's financial framework for CP5
    By 01/08/12
  • We consult on the outputs Network Rail should be required to deliver, and the wider framework of enablers and monitoring KPIs
    By 01/08/12
  • Consultation ends on the variable usage charge and on a freight-specific charge
    10/08/12
  • Our Consultation on financial issues for Network Rail in CP5 closes
    26/09/12
  • Our consultation on Network Rail's output framework for 2014-19 closes
    28/09/12
  • We consult on more detailed issues relating to Schedules 4 and 8 restrictions of use and performance regimes
    26/11/12
  • We publish our decisions following our consultation on detailed financial issues concerning Network Rail's financial framework
    13/12/12
  • We consult on the proposals for reforming the volume incentive
  • 18/12/12
  • We published our conclusions on aligning incentives to improve efficiency, following our consultation on 3 May 2012
    18/12/12
  • Network Rail publishes its strategic business plan (SBP). ORR invites stakeholder comments on SBP
    08/01/13
  • We publish our decisions on caps for freight charges for CP5
    11/01/13
  • Workshop on Network Rail's strategic business plan
    13/02/13
  • ORR consults on a freight specific charge for biomass
    15/02/13
  • Stakeholder comments on Network Rail's strategic business plan received by this date
    19/02/13
  • Deadline for response to consultation on a freight specific charge for biomass
    28/03/13
  • We consult on technical issues relating to traction electricity charges
    10/04/13
  • We publish our draft determination
    12/06/13
  • On-rail competition: consultation on options for change in open access
    14/06/13
  • Consultation on proposed contractual and licence changes to implement the proposals in our draft determination
    12/07/13
  • ORR letter: decision on Network Rail's consultation on Schedule 8 Network Rail payment rates for London commuter flows
    16/07/13
  • Consultative letter expanding on the discussion of the capacity charge
    17/07/13
  • We publish our long-term regulatory statement
    Jul 2013
  • Contingency arrangements for a delay to PR13 implementation
    09/08/13
  • Draft conclusions on structure of charges and Schedule 8 performance regime for charter operators
    23/08/13
  • The consultations on our draft determination and proposed contractual and licence changes to implement the determination both close
    04/09/13
  • Consultation on implementing PR13 - charter operators
    13/09/13
  • Periodic review 2013: capacity charge for franchise and open access passenger for CP5
    25/09/13
  • Periodic review 2013: consultation on implementing PR13 – capacity charge
    30/09/13
  • Periodic review 2013: consultation on implementing the EC4T cost reconciliation
    02/10/13
  • We publish our final determination
    31/10/13
  • Final access charges (price lists/charge schedules) are audited and approved by us. Review notices are served which start the formal implementation of PR13
    20/12/13
  • Final point at which Network Rail could object to our review notices
    07/02/14
  • We issue notices of agreement
    Feb 14
  • We issue our review implementation notice
    Mar 14
  • Network Rail publishes its delivery plan
    By 31/03/14
  • Implementation of PR13 determination and start of CP5.
    01/04/14

Implementation phase (assuming no objections)

  • Final access charges (price lists/charge schedules) are audited and approved by us. Review notices are served which start the formal implementation of PR13
    20/12/13
  • Final point at which Network Rail could object to our review notices
    07/02/14
  • We issue notices of agreement
    Feb 14
  • We issue our review implementation notice
    Mar 14
  • Network Rail publishes its delivery plan
    By 31/03/14
  • Implementation of PR13 determination and start of CP5.
    01/04/14
Last updated - 10 April 2014