Network Charges - a consultation on how charges can improve efficiency

Date published: 10 December 2015
Closing date: 4 March 2016

This consultation looked at the way in which Network Rail charges train operators for use of its network. These charges affect decisions made by operators, Network Rail and funders. This was the first consultation as part of a comprehensive review of Network Rail’s structure of charges for Control Period 6, (CP6) - (2019-2024) and beyond.

We have considered many options for changing the current structure of charges. In this consultation, we proposed prioritising development of a better understanding of the drivers of the fixed costs of using the network and how these might be reflected in charges. We also proposed continuing work on improving Network Rail’s current short-run variable charges.

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