Track access decisions

This section contains decisions we have made since 2019. For older decisions, please see our decisions library. All approved agreements and subsequently approved amendments to track access decisions are held on our public register.

We include track access decisions on:

Decisions we have made on new, disputed contracts (section 17)

These are our decisions on new contracts where Network Rail and the train operator could not reach agreement.

2019-20 (section 17)

We have not made any decisions on section 17 contracts during 2019-20.

Decisions we have made on new, agreed contracts (section 18)

These are our decisions on new contracts where Network Rail and the train operator were in agreement.

2019-20 (section 18)

Date TOC / FOC and RouteLink to documents
19 May 2020West Coast Railway Company Limited Decision letter
Direction notice
Directions contract 
9 January 2020 Keolis Amey Operations/ Gweithrediadau Keolis Amey Limited new connection contract Decision letter
Queen Street Direction Notice
Radyr Direction Notice
29 November 2019 Amey Keolis Infrastructure/Seilwaith Amey Keolis Limited,
GB Railfreight,
Freightliner,
Freightliner Heavy Haul, and
DB Cargo (4 separate directions) freight services track access contracts
Decision letter
GBRf directons
Freightliner directions
Freightliner HH directions
DB Cargo directions 
22 November 2019 Direct Rail Services Limited Decision letter
Direction notice
Rights Table
Track access contract 
30 August 2019 Siemens Mobility Ltd connection contract novation Decision letter
Direction notice
Approved agreement
25 July 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited,
Equitix NCP English GP Limited, and
Equitix NCP Nominees Limited
Decision letter
Direction notice
Approved agreement
9 May 2019 West Midlands Trains Limited Decision letter
Direction notice
Approved agreement
28 March 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Limited Decision letter
Direction notice
Approved agreement
26 March 2019 Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Limited Decision Letter
Direction Notice
Approved agreement
4 March 2019 Network Rail and Rail for London Infrastructure Limited  Decision letter  
Direction notice
Approved agreement 
8 January 2019 Network Rail and Rail for London Infrastructure Limited Decision letter  
Direction notice
Approved Agreement

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Agreed amendments to contracts (section 22)

These are our decisions on amendments to contracts where Network Rail and the train operator were in agreement.

2020 (section 22)

Date TOC / FOCNumber Link to documents
22 May 2020First TransPennine Express Limited33rd SAApproved agreement  
Decision letter 
15 May 2020Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services)99th SAApproved agreement
Decision letter 
15 May 2020Abellio East Anglia Limited77th SAApproved agreement
Decision letter  
15 May 2020Arriva Rail London Limited66th SAApproved agreement
Decision letter 
11 May 2020First Greater Western Limited58th SAApproved agreement
Decision letter
7 May 2020First Greater Western Limited55th SA Approved agreement  
Decision letter  
7 May 2020First Greater Western Limited49th SAApproved agreement  
Decision letter  
6 May 2020First MTR South Western Trains Limited8th SAApproved agreement
Decision letter  
5 May 2020Northern Trains Limited25th SAApproved agreement  
Decision letter 
5 May 2020First TransPennine Express Limited32nd SAApproved agreement  
Decision letter  
4 May 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 21st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
27 April 2020 North Yorkshire Moors Railways Enterprises PLC 34th SA Approved agreement                                    
Decision letter                    
21 April 2020 Northern Trains Limited 29th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
17 April 2020 Trenitalia c2c Limited 9th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 April 2020 Abellio Scotrail Limited 20th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
9 April 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 134th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
9 April 2020 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 133rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
6 April 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 39th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd 5th SA & 6th SA Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with GB Railfreight Limited 4th SA GB Railfreight Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Direct Rail Services Limited 3rd SA Direct Rail Services Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with Colas Rail Limited 3rd SA Colas Rail Limited
31 March 2020 Associated British Ports Facility Access Contract with DB Cargo Limited 5th SA & 6th  SA DB Cargo Limited
31 March 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 13th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
30 March 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 37th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
27 March 2020 First TransPennine Express Limited 31st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
26 March 2020 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 March 2020 First Greater Western Limited 48th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
12 March 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 25th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
9 March 2020 First Greater Western Limited 52nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
6 March 2020 XC Trains Limited 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
6 March 2020 Abellio East Anglia Limited 76th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
2 March 2020 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 36th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
27 February 2020 First Greater Western Limited 53rd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
18 February 2020 West Midlands Trains Limited 6th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
6 February 2020 Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
31 January 2020 Abellio East Midlands Limited (EMR) 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
15 January 2020 XC Trains Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
10 January 2020 GB Railfreight Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 

2019 (section 22)

DateTOC/FOCNumber Link to documents
23 December 2019 First Greater Western Limited 6th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
19 December 2019 North Yorkshire Moors Railways Enterprises PLC 33rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
17 December 2019 Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive (NEXUS) 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
16 December 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited 24th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
Rights table 
16 December 2019 First Trenitalia West Coast Rail Limited 27th Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 December 2019 Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services) 98th Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 December 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 December
2019
First Greater Western Limited  38th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
11 December 2019 First Greater Western Limited 46th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
6 December 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 75th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
4 December 2019 Festiniog Railway Company Limited 1st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
3 December 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited 18th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
3 December 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited 17th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
2 December 2019 First TransPennine Express Limited 28th SA Appoved agreement
Decision letter 
29 November 2019      GB Railfreight Limited
Freightliner Limited
Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited
DB Cargo (UK) Limited
13th SA
10th SA
13th SA
31st SA
Approval notice
Approval notice
Approval notice
Approval notice
Decision letter 
28 November 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited 18th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
28 November 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited 23rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
28 November 2019 Abellio Scotrail Limited 19th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
26 November 2019 Hull Trains Limited 18th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
26 November 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 35th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
13 November 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 5th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
13 November 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 3rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
5 November 2019 XC Trains Limited 10th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
24 October 2019 Abellio East Midlands Trains Limited 15th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
23 October 2019 First TransPennine Express Limited 26th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
21 October 2019 West Midlands Trains Limited 2nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
9 October 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 34th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
3 October 2019 Grand Central Railway Company Limited 7th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
2 October 2019 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 132nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 September 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 78th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
13 September 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited 22nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
10 September 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 9th SA

Approved agreement
Decision letter

10 September 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 8th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
9
September
2019 
First TransPennine Express Limited 27th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
30 August 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 73rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 August 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Ltd 2nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
12 August 2019 East Midlands Trains Limited (connection contract) Amendment Approval notice and approved agreement
Decision letter 
1 August 2019 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 131st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
31 July 2019 East Midlands Trains Limited 16th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
30 July 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited 16th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
22 July 2019 Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services) 94th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
10 July 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 32nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
28 June 2019 Grand Central Railway Company Limited 13th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
27 June 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited 21st SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
27 June 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited 15th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
14 June 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 74th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
30 May 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 72nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
17 May 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited 16th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 May 2019 XC Trains Ltd 6th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
14 May 2019 Abellio Scotrail Limited 17th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
16 May 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 1st SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009 
16 May 2019 Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services) 92nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 
16 May 2019 First TransPennine Express Limited 23rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
16 May 2019 First TransPennine Express Limited 22nd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 May 2019 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 128th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
14 May 2019 The Chiltern Railway Company Limited 130th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
14 May 2019 Hull Trains Company Limited 11th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 May 2019 Hull Trains Company Limited 13th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
13 May 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited 12th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
15 May 2019 London & South Eastern Railway Limited 72nd SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
15 May 2019 Arriva Rail London Limited 62nd SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
10 May 2019 First Greater Western Limited 35th SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
9 May 2019 London & South Eastern Railway Limited 71st SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
9 May 2019 First Greater Western Limited 31st SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
29 April 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 69th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement
2 May 2019 Trenitalia c2c Limited 7th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
30 April 2019 Keolis Amey Operations (TfW Rail Services) 93rd SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
24 April 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 28th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement
17 April 2019 First MTR South Western Trains Limited 82nd SA Approved agreement
Passenger access (Model Charter Track Access Contract) General Approval 2009
16 April 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited and London Gateway Port Limited facility access agreement 1st SA Approval notice
16 April 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited and London Gateway Port Railway Limited facility access agreement 1st SA Approval notice
16 April 2019 GB Railfreight Ltd and London Gateway Port Railway Ltd facility access agreement 1st SA Approval notice
16 April 2019 GB Railfreight Ltd and London Gateway Port Ltd facility access agreement 1st SA Approval notice
3 April 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 68th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
2 April 2019 North Yorkshire Moors Railways Enterprises PLC 32nd SA Decision letter
Approved agreement 
2 April 2019 West Coast Railway Company Limited 7th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement  
29 March 2019 Abellio ScotRail Limited 16th SA Decision letter
Approved agreement
8 March 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Company Limited 27th SA Decision Letter
Approved agreement
27 February 2019 First Greater Western Limited 25th SA Decision Letter
Approved agreement
27 February 2019 First Greater Western Limited 30th SA Decision Letter
Approved agreement
22 February 2019 MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited 4th SA Decision Letter
Approved agreement
28 January 2019 Direct Rail Services Limited Charter 2nd SA Decision letter
Approved agreement
28 January 2019 Transport for Wales Limited 91st SA Decision letter
Approved agreement
25 January 2019 Charter Train Operators n/a Approval Notice
Decision letter
25 January 2019 Franchised Passenger Train Operators n/a Approval Notice
Decision letter
25 January 2019 Freight Operators n/a Approval Notice
Decision letter
25 January 2019 Non-Franchised Passenger Train Operators n/a Approval Notice
Decision letter
23 January 2019 Abellio East Anglia Limited 66th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
17 January 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited 23rd SA Approved agreement
Decision letter 

Disputed amendment to contracts (section 22a)

These are our decisions on amendments to contracts where Network Rail and the train operator could not reach agreement.

2019-20 (section 22a)

DateTOC / FOC and RouteNumberLink to documents
13 February 2020 Freightliner Heavy Haul 8th SA Directions notice
Decision letter
Approved agreement
Rights table 
15 November 2019 GB Railfreight Limited 8th SA Approved agreement
Decision letter
Rights table 
24 June 2019 First TransPennine Express Limited 24th SA Directions notice
Draft agreement  
Decision letter

Notices of consent

2019-20 notices of consent

DateTOC / FOCLinks to documents
4 May 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of Consent VGAF wagon 
21 April 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited

Decision letter
Notice of Consent FQAI Wagon
Notice of Consent BAAM Wagon

9 April 2020 First Transpennine Express Limited Proposal to supplement CP6 Track Usage Price List: TPE Cl802 VUC
Decision letter
Notice of consent
3 April 2020 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Notice of Consent to a Supplement to the Track Usage Price List Class 37/7
Notice of Consent to a Supplement to the Track Usage Price List BAAF wagon
Decision letter
12 March 2020 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
10 February 2020 Serco Caledonian Sleeper Limited Proposal to supplement the CP6 Track Usage Price List
Consent notice
Decision letter
30 January 2020 Grand Central Railway Company Limited (North West Services) Grand Central Railway Company Limited (North West Services) Conditions Precedent Letter
5 December 2019 Rail Operations Group Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
17 October 2019 Grand Central Railway Company Limited  Grand Central Railway Company Limited Conditions Precedent letter
16 October 2019 GB Railfreight Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter
25 September 2019 First Greater Western Notice of consent
Decision letter
2 August 2019 First Transpennine Express Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
22 July 2019 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
27 June 2019 London North Eastern Railway Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter
27 June 2019 Arriva Rail North Limited Notice of consent
Decision letter 
18 June 2019 South Yorkshire Supertram Limited Notice of consent- Supplement to the Track Usage Price list
Decision letter 
11 June 2019 GB Railfreight Limited Notice of consent -Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: IFAD vehicles
Decision letter 
16 May 2019 GB Railfreight Limited Notice of consent -Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: IFAD wagons
Decision letter
29 March 2019 Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: MWAB wagons
29 March 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: VGAF vehicles
29 March 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: FKAA vehicles
26 March 2019 South Yorkshire Supertram Limited Notice of consent - supplement to the list of capacity charge rates
Decision letter
26 March 2019 East Coast Trains Limited Conditions Precedent written confirmation pdf icon PDF, 145 Kb
25  March 2019 South Yorkshire Supertram Limited Notice of consent - to supplement the CCP5   track usage price list
Decision letter
20 March 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Decision letter
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: BAAF vehicles
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: BAAM vehicles
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: FQAI vehicles (Domestic Intermodal)
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: FQAI vehicles (Enterprise)
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: IWAB vehicles
Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: MTAA vehicles
14 March 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list: MEAA vehicles
Decision letter
14 March 2019 DB Cargo (UK) Limited Notice of consent – Supplement to the Track Usage Price list
Decision letter
29 January 2019 Network Rail Infrastructure Limited Notice of consent to a change to the Traction Electricity Rules
Decision letter
17 January 2019 Govia Thameslink Railway Limited Notice of consent to amend TERs for Class 717
Decision letter

to supplement the Control Period 5 (CP5) track usageprice list
to supplement the Control Period 5 (CP5) track usage price list

Crossrail Regulatory Statement

Crossrail Regulatory Statement

Appeals under The Rail Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005

Transport for London (TfL) appeal under regulation 29 and complaint under regulation 30

Reg 29 appeal by DBS for access and services at Freightliner Southampton  Maritime Terminal

Freightliner Heavy Haul Limited Regulation 29 appeal regarding rolling stock charging

DBS Regulation 29 appeal regarding access to the Port of Felixstowe

EWS Regulation 29 appeal regarding HS1

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