Policy on variable usage charges for modified vehicles

Start date: 6 April 2011
End date: 20 May 2011

We have consulted on our policy regarding the variable usage charges applied to vehicles that have been modified to reduce track damage. 

The variable usage charge is set to reflect track wear and tear costs. It thereby incentivises train manufacturers, owners and operators to invest in track-friendly vehicles.

In this consultation, we proposed to give operators greater certainty regarding return on their investment to modify vehicles. 

And we explained the basis on which we propose to approve reduced charges - which are supplementary to the current price list - for such vehicles.

Consultation letter