Freight customer general approval

Start date: 26 January 2011
End date: 22 February 2011

We developed a general approval (removing the need for specific ORR approval) for freight customers.

The general approval allows:

  • Network Rail and freight customers to enter into the freight customer track access contract that does not contain firm rights;
  • Network Rail and a freight operator (nominated by a freight customer) to enter into a freight customer specific track access contract for freight operators; and
  • a freight operator and Network Rail to make certain changes to the freight operator's existing track access contract relating to liability.

Consultation document