Consultation on improvements to the drafting of Schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the passenger and freight model track access contracts

Date published: 12 January 2018
Closing date: 23 February 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.

We would welcome comments from current or prospective franchised passenger operators, freight operators, open access operators and others.

The existing charging and incentives regime is set out in Schedules 4, 7 and 8 of the model contracts. As part of our 2018 periodic review of Network Rail (PR18), we are reviewing the charging and incentives framework in place between Network Rail and train operators, and this provides an opportunity to improve the clarity, consistency and simplicity of the contractual drafting in these model contracts.

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