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CP5 access charges

The current access charges for Control Period 5 (CP5) apply until 31 March 2019

Price lists are consistent with the Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) Final Determination, and are referenced in track and station access contracts.

We publish annual updates to the price lists to reflect the effect of inflation. Updated price lists can be found under the heading ‘Price lists updated for RPI'.

CP5 access charges

CP5 long-term charges for franchised stations
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Charges payable by station facility owners
CP5 long-term charges for managed stations
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Charges payable by beneficiaries of managed stations
List of capacity charge rates
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Payable by franchised passenger operators, open access operators, freight operators and charter operators
Schedule of fixed charges
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Payable by franchised passenger operators only
Track usage price list
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This includes: • Variable usage charge rates payable by passenger, freight and charter operators • Electrification asset usage charge payable by passenger, freight and charter operators • Coal spillage charge payable by freight operators carrying coal ESI and coal other • Coal spillage reduction investment charge payable by freight operators carrying coal ESI and coal other • Freight-only line charge payable by freight operators carrying coal ESI, iron ore and spent nuclear fuel • Freight-specific charge payable by freight operators carrying coal ESI, iron ore and spent nuclear fuel • Slot charge payable by charter operators
Traction electricity modelled consumption rates list
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Traction electricity consumption rates used in the calculation of the traction electricity charge payable by passenger operators, freight operators and charter operators

Updated price lists and supplements

Supporting documents – CP5 access charges

Guidance on calculating new VUC rates and using the CP5 VUC calculator

Guide to calculating Ride Force Count (March 2014)
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Guidance for using the software for freight operators to calculate Ride Force Count values to be input into the CP5 VUC calculator
VUC calculator
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To calculate new VUC rates for submission to ORR in 2012/13 prices
CP5 VUC calculator (current prices, February 2017)
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For information only. To calculate VUC rates in current prices
Guide to determining Tgamma values (March 2014)
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Operators have the option to input Tgamma values into the CP5 VUC calculator
Freight vehicle characteristic pro forma
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Pro forma documents, which should both be completed by the operator and provided to us as set out in the VUC guidance document so that VUC rates can be calculated
Passenger vehicle characteristic pro forma
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Pro forma documents, which should both be completed by the operator and provided to us as set out in the VUC guidance document so that VUC rates can be calculated

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