Criteria and procedures

We have published a document on the criteria and procedures pdf icon PDF, 572 Kb (C&Ps) which we expect to follow in approving track access contracts for the High Speed 1 (HS1) network. We expect train operators (both current and potential), and HS1 Limited, together with any other interested parties, to follow the C&Ps set out when negotiating and submitting applications for access to the HS1 network. 

The C&Ps document is continually reviewed and updated to take account of changing circumstances and policies. Parties are advised to confirm that they are using the most recent edition, which will always be the version contained on this webpage.

Our regulation of HS1 reflects the specific circumstances of HS1 Limited and the HS1 network, and is not intended to create any expectation about our approach to regulation of the Great Britain national network, or other networks, including any future high speed lines.