Statutory consultation on proposed changes to Network Rail’s network licence

Conclusions to December 2018 consultation

On 20 December 2018, we published a statutory consultation detailing the proposed changes to Network Rail’s licence for CP6. The publication included: the full legal drafting of the proposed licence; an explanation of changes from the current network licence; and the statutory notice for our proposals.

Network Rail agreed to these changes in a letter dated 28 January 2019. Today we are publishing our response and the modification notice formalising the changes

ORR conclusions letter pdf icon PDF, 329 Kb
Published 19 March 2019 

Network Rail's consent to licence changes pdf icon PDF, 329 Kb
Published 19 March 2019

Modification notice pdf icon PDF, 999 Kb
Published 19 March 2019

Responses to this consultation

Statutory consultation on proposed changes to Network Rail's network licence - Responses pdf icon PDF, 599 Kb
Published 19 March 2019

December 2018 consultation

Date published: 20 December 2018
Date closed: 31 January 2019

In June 2018, as part of our Periodic Review 2018: draft determination, we published a consultation on our policy approach to reviewing Network Rail’s network licence. It set out our proposals to restructure the existing obligations within the network licence and introduce a number of new obligations for the start of control period 6.

An additional consultation in July 2018 provided the text of the draft revised network licence. We concluded on our policy decisions following these consultations on 31 October 2018.

Today we are publishing:

  • The statutory notice for our proposals
  • Full legal drafting of the proposed licence
  • Explanation of changes from the current network licence

Statutory consultation documents

Statutory consultation on proposed changes to Network Rail’s network licence pdf icon PDF, 866 Kb
20 December 2018

Statutory notice for proposed Network Rail network licence changes pdf icon PDF, 1,202 Kb
20 December 2018

July 2018 consultation and conclusions

Date published: 12 July 2018 (additional consultation) – First consultation published 12 June 2018
Closing date: 31 August 2018

In June 2018, as part of our Periodic Review 2018: draft determination, we published a consultation on our policy approach to reviewing Network Rail’s network licence. It set out our proposals to restructure the existing obligations within the network licence and introduce a number of new obligations for the start of control period 6.

An additional consultation in July 2018 provided the text of the draft revised network licence as well as setting out our policy rationale for a small number of specific areas not covered in the June consultation.

We published final responses alongside our final determination on 31 October 2018.

Consultation conclusions

Review of network licence: conclusions from consultation pdf icon PDF, 380 Kb
31 October 2018

Consultation responses

Consultation documentation

Review of Network Rail’s network licence – July 2018 consultation on draft network licence

Review of Network Rail’s network licence – June 2018 policy consultation