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Acquisition of DBS freight sites consultation
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We received a number of responses to our consultation on the proposal for Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (“Network Rail”) to acquire a number of freight sites from DB Schenker Rail (UK) Limited (“DBSR”). All of the responses are available here (see right).
There was strong support from many consultees for the general principle of the acquisition and it is clear that there is a desire to improve transparency on matters such as access to sites. Aspects of the proposal which attracted positive responses included:
Aspects of the consultation which consultees sought clarification on or wished to consider or understand further included:
Having carefully considered and taken account of the responses we have decided not to proceed with the proposal as consulted on. Nevertheless, we remain keen to continue to explore ways in which it may be possible to achieve the overarching objectives identified in our consultation document. We recognise the desirability of wider industry support should there be major structural changes required to achieve this.
In the meantime, Network Rail will continue to support the development by the industry of code(s) of practice relating to freight site access/ leases, as identified in the Industry Action Plan consulted on by ORR following the findings of its Freight Sites Market Study.
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Proposed aquisition of DB Schenker freight sites - consultationAnnex A - list of freight sitesAnnex B - sample plans of multi category sitesAnnex C - sample yard plan for a network nodal yardFrequently asked questions