Current track access applications

This section contains the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public. We include track access applications on:

  • New contracts (sections 17 and 18)
  • Amendments to contracts (sections 22 and 22A)

For older applications please see the archive. Once we've made a decision, these documents will be removed from this section and relevant documents will be published in the track access decisions section.

Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation web pages as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

New contracts (section 17 and 18)

All current applications we are considering for new disputed contracts (section 17) and new agreed contracts (section 18).

TOC / FOC and RouteSection Date consultation closes Links to documents
Great North Western Railway Company Limited

Route: see application form for details
17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application Form
Consultation Responses
 Network Rail Response
GNWR response to Network Rail’s representations 
Network Rail further response
Network Rail further response February 2018 
First MTR South West Trains Ltd

Route: see application form for details
17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application Form
Network Rail Response
First MTR SWT response to NR 
Industry Consultation Responses  
Network Rail further response
First MTR SWT further response 
March 2018 update letter to stakeholders 
Grand Southern (Alliance Rail Holdings Ltd)

Route: see application form for details
17 Closed. Undertaken by Alliance. Draft contract
Application form
Responses
2 March 2017 Letter to Grand Southern  
Capacity Study
March 2018 update letter to stakeholders

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A).

TOC / FOC and RouteSectionName Date consultation closes Links to documents
Arriva Rail North Limited2212thClosed - undertaken by Network RailApplication form
Draft agreement
Grand Central Railway Company Limited

Route: see application form for details
22A 7th SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Application form
Draft agreement
Consultation Responses
Grand Central Responses
Network Rail Representations 
Grand Central response to Network Rail’s Representations
First Greater Western Limited

Route: see application form for details
22A 21st SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement
Application form
Network Rail representations
FGW response to Network Rail