Open consultations

This section lists our currently open consultations.

Consultation on improvements to the drafting of Schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the passenger and freight model track access contracts
Closing date: 23 Feb 2018
This consultation invites suggestions for improvements to the clarity, consistency and simplicity of the contractual drafting of Schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model freight and passenger track access contracts.

PR18 consultation on amending Schedule 4 notification factors
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018
This consultation sets out the options we are considering for revising notification factors for franchised passenger operators. Notification factors (set out in Schedule 4 of franchised passenger track access contracts) reduce the rate of compensation paid by Network Rail when it gives early notice of a possession.

Financial framework for PR18
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018
An update on the information we set out in our first consultation on the financial framework for PR18 which was published in January 2017. Our letter outlines several policy developments that have implications for Network Rail’s funding structure for CP6 and our route level approach to determining its revenue requirements.

Improving Assisted Travel: a consultation
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
We are consulting on potential improvements to Assisted Travel.