Periodic review 2018 (PR18) consultations

A list of our PR18 consultations organised by the date in which these conclude.

Periodic review 2018: draft determination
Closing date: 31 Aug 2018
Our draft determination includes separate proposed decisions for England & Wales and for Scotland, reflecting legislative requirements relating to how Network Rail is funded.


Financial framework for PR18
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018
This is our third publication on the financial framework for PR18. It follows on from our first consultation (January 2017) and our update letter (December 2017).


Our approach for assessing Network Rail's efficiency and wider financial performance in CP6
Closing date: 14 Mar 2018
We are setting out an agenda for substantial change to our approach for assessing Network Rail's efficiency and financial performance in control period 6 (CP6). We have sought views on these matters.


Invitation to comment on Network Rail’s strategic business plans for CP6
Closing date: 6 Mar 2018
We have invited views on the strategic plans in Network Rail's SBP submission.


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 invited 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
We have now published the conclusions to this consultation, which set 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.


Changes to charges and incentives - Consultations
Closing date: 30 Nov 2017
As part of the 2018 periodic review (PR18) of Network Rail, we have reviewed a number of charges and incentives.


System operation consultation
Closing date: 21 Sep 2017
As well as setting out some decisions we have made on elements of the regulatory framework for the Network Rail national system operator, this consultation sought views on further aspects of the national system operator (NSO) settlement.


Consultation on the overall framework for regulating Network Rail
Closing date: 21 Sep 2017
We have consulted on how we propose to regulate Network Rail in CP6.


Consultation on improving Network Rail’s renewals efficiency
Closing date: 13 Sep 2017
This consultation sought views on what Network Rail, ORR and the wider industry need to do differently to improve renewals efficiency in CP6.


Consultation on the financial framework for PR18
Closing date: 13 Apr 2017
This consultation set out our approach to the financial framework for Network Rail for PR18.


Consultation on changes to charges and contractual incentives
Closing date: 9 Mar 2017
This consultation set out proposals for changes to the structure of charges that Network Rail levies for using its network and the contractual incentives on Network Rail and train operators.


Consultation on the development of the regulatory settlement for Network Rail’s national system operator
Closing date: 11 Jan 2017
This consultation set out our decisions on some aspects of the regulatory framework for the Network Rail national system operator (NSO), as well as aspects of the settlement on which we sought views.


Consultation on draft guidance on Network Rail’s strategic business plans
Closing date: 11 Jan 2017
This consultation sought views on our draft guidance to Network Rail on its strategic business plans for control period 6 (CP6).


Periodic review 2018 (PR18) initial consultation
Closing date: 10 Aug 2016
This was our first major consultation on the 2018 periodic review (PR18). This consultation is now closed.


Network Charges - a consultation on how charges can improve efficiency
Closing date: 4 Mar 2016
This consultation looked at the way in which Network Rail charges train operators for use of its network. This consultation is now closed.


Preparatory work for the review of Schedules 4 and 8
Closing date: 15 Jan 2016
We are preparing for reviews Schedules 8 and 4 of the track access contract (the performance and possessions regimes, respectively) for the 2018 periodic review of Network Rail (PR18). This consultation is now closed.