PR18 consultation on implementing infrastructure cost charges for open access operators

Date published: 3 December 2018
Closing date: 14 January 2019

In the PR18 final determination, we confirmed that we would levy infrastructure cost charges (ICC) in control period 6 (CP6) to recover some of Network Rail’s fixed costs. We decided that the ICC would apply to new or substantially modified open access services running in the interurban market.

The purpose of this consultation is to finalise three remaining implementation issues regarding levying ICCs on open access services:

  • the definition of interurban market segment;
  • the definition of a substantial modification to an existing service; and
  • related changes the ‘not primarily abstractive’ (NPA) test.

Consultation documents