Consultation on application for consent to obtain recovery of costs incurred in operation of the Heathrow rail infrastructure

Date published: 1 December 2017
Closing date: 8 January 2018

Heathrow Airport Limited has applied for ORR’s approval to levy a mark-up in order to obtain recovery of costs incurred in the operation of the Heathrow Rail Infrastructure. The application is to levy this mark-up for a ten year period from 1 January 2019.

The general principle is that charges for the minimum access package and for access to service facilities must be set at the cost directly-incurred as a result of operating the train service. However, by way of exception to that principle, an infrastructure manager may levy an additional mark-up in order to obtain full recovery of its costs incurred.  Such a mark-up must be levied on the basis of efficient, transparent and non-discriminatory principles.

To help inform our assessment, we  are  seeking  views  from  stakeholders  on  the  proposed  mark-up  and  the  analysis underpinning. Responses should be received by ORR by 16.00 Monday 8 January 2018.

Consultation on application for consent to obtain recovery of costs incurred in operation of the Heathrow rail infrastructure