Working paper 6: The volume incentive

Date published: 30 November 2017
Consultation closing date: 25 January 2018
Conclusions published: 24 May 2018

The volume incentive is designed to encourage Network Rail to make additional capacity available in response to unexpected demand from operators to use the network.

In November 2017, we published Working Paper 6: The Volume Incentive. In the paper, we set out our views on the effectiveness of the existing volume incentive mechanism, and the case for retaining, reforming or removing it in CP6.

We received nine responses from a range of stakeholders. We are grateful to all those who responded. Following careful review of stakeholder responses, we have published a letter to Network Rail outlining our conclusions to the working paper.

Main documents

Conclusions on the volume incentive
Responses to Working Paper 6: The Volume Incentive
Working paper 6: The Volume Incentive