Current track access applications

This section contains the latest documents relating to track access applications we are currently considering. This may include application forms, draft agreements, any related documents and responses we make public. We include track access applications on:

  • New contracts sections 17 and 18
  • Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

For older applications please see the archive. Once we've made a decision, these documents will be removed from this section and relevant documents will be published in the track access decisions section.

In line with the Industry code of practice (see Annex A of our criteria and procedures document), Network Rail is responsible for consulting on most proposed new contracts and amendments. Accordingly, please check Network Rail's consultation web pages as well as our own when looking for details of current consultations.

New contracts (section 17 and 18)

Tables can be sorted by sections 17 or 18, please select the section heading.

TOC / FOC Section Date consultation closes Links to documents
Grand Southern (Alliance Rail Holdings Ltd)17Closed. Undertaken by Alliance.Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 720 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 116 Kb
Responses pdf icon PDF, 1,723 Kb
XC Trains Limited  17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract (revised 16 November 2016) pdf icon PDF, 2,448 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 95 Kb
Joint letter from Cross Country and Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 235 Kb
Consultation letter  pdf icon PDF, 103 Kb
Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd and Network Rail connection contract 18 Closed. Conducted by Network Rail Application form pdf icon PDF, 296 Kb
Connection contract redacted  pdf icon PDF, 1,011 Kb
Plan pdf icon PDF, 911 Kb
South Yorkshire Supertram Limited 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail Application form pdf icon PDF, 431 Kb
Draft contract  pdf icon PDF, 1,520 Kb
West Coast Railway Company Limited (The Jacobite) 18 Closed: Undertaken by Network Rail  Draft contract pdf icon PDF, 577 Kb 
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 185 Kb

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

All current applications we are considering for agreed amendments to contracts (section 22 of the Act) and disputed amendments to contracts (section 22A of the Act).

TOC / FOC Section Name Date consultation closes Links to documents
First TransPennine Express Limited22a2nd SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement pdf icon PDF, 158 Kb  
Application form pdf icon PDF, 440 Kb
Network Rail representations  pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
First TransPennine Express Limited22a3rd SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 107 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 426 Kb 
Network Rail representations  pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
First TransPennine Express Limited22a4th SAClosed – undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 112 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 424 Kb 
Network Rail representations pdf icon PDF, 518 Kb
FTPE response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 52 Kb
Grand Central Railway Company Limited22a6th SAClosed - undertaken by Network RailDraft agreement  pdf icon PDF, 193 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 437 Kb 
Network Rail Representations pdf icon PDF, 235 Kb
Network Rail Further Representations  pdf icon PDF, 584 Kb
Grand Central Railway Company Limited 22 2nd SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement pdf icon PDF, 118 Kb
Application form  pdf icon PDF, 334 Kb
West Coast Trains Limited 22 11th SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement pdf icon PDF, 51 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 96 Kb
Great North Western Railway Company Limited 22a 1st SA Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Draft agreement pdf icon PDF, 277 Kb
Application form pdf icon PDF, 641 Kb
Network Rail statutory consultation response pdf icon PDF, 162 Kb
GNWR response to Network Rail pdf icon PDF, 82 Kb