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 (sections 22 and 22A)
  • we also include notifications under the Economic Equilibrium Test

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.

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)

All current applications we are considering for new disputed contracts (section 17) and new agreed contracts (section 18).

TOC / FOC and RouteSection Date consultation closes Links to documents
First Greater Western Limited 17  Closes 9 August 2019 Draft Contract
Application form
Network Rail's representation letter 
First Greater Western's representations for its s17 application  
East Midlands Trains Limited 17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application form
Consultation responses
East Midlands Trains representations in response to NR 
Network Rail response to Arriva Rail North 
Network Rail letter to ORR 7 June 2019 
Great North Western Railway Company Limited 17 Closed. Undertaken by Network Rail Draft Contract
Application Form
Consultation Responses
Network Rail Response
GNWR response to Network Rail’s representations
Network Rail further response
Network Rail further response February 2018
Grand Southern (Alliance Rail Holdings Ltd)

Route: see application form for details
17 Closed. Undertaken by Alliance. Draft contract
Application form
Responses
2 March 2017 Letter to Grand Southern  
Capacity Study
March 2018 update letter to stakeholders

Amendments to contracts (section 22 and 22A)

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

TOC / FOC and RouteSectionName Date consultation closes Links to documents
GB Railfreight Limited22A10th 4 June 2019- 2 July 2019Application form F
Appendix A Master Rights Table 
First Greater Western Limited 22A 39th  To be undertaken by Network Rail

Application form
Draft agreement 
Network Rail’s representations on the application 

First Greater Western's representations for  its s22A application

GB Railfreight Limited 22A 8th  4 June 2019- 2 July 2019 Application form F
Appendix A Master Rights Table
West Coast Trains Limited 22A 25th Closed. Undertaken by West Coast Trains Limited Application form
Draft agreement 
Network Rail's representations
Grand Central Railway Company Limited

Route: see application form for details
22A 7th  Closed - undertaken by Network Rail Application form
Draft agreement
Consultation Responses
Grand Central Responses
Network Rail Representations 
Grand Central response to Network Rail’s Representations

Notifications under the Economic Equilibrium Test

All current notifications of proposed open access applications that may be subject to the Economic Equilibrium Test.

Date notifiedTOCRoute Date consultation closes Links to documents
10 July 2019 Grand Union Trains London Paddington – Cardiff & Swansea Relevant Parties have until 10 August 2019 to request the Economic Equilibrium Test Notification form

EE Test
requests
received
12 June 2019 GO-OP Co-operative Limited Cheltenham/Newport – Gillingham/Exeter St Davids/Dorchester West 11 July 2019 Notification form

EE Test requests received 
11 June 2019Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services)Bristol servicesProposal withdrawn 21 June 2019Notification form 
11 June 2019Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services)Coventry servicesProposal withdrawn 21 June 2019Notification form 
10 June 2019 Virgin Trains Ltd London Euston - Liverpool Lime Street Closed 10 July 2019 Notification form

EE Test requests received
27 March 2019 Grand Union Trains London Paddington - Cardiff Central Closed 27 April 2019

Proposal withdrawn 10 July 2019        
Notification form

EE Test requests received