The access charges for Control Period 6 (CP6) apply until 31 March 2024
These 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. Price lists uplifted for CPI will be published on this page in March each year.
- Price Lists updated to reflect inflation
- Supplements to CP6 price lists
- CP6 access charges
- Supporting documents – CP6 access charges
- Heathrow Spur Traction Electricity Price modelled consumption rates
- Guidance on calculating new CP6 Variable Usage Charge (VUC) rates
Price Lists updated to reflect inflation
ORR expressed its Final Determination in 2017/18 prices, so we have had to update them to reflect inflation since then. These apply from 1 April each year.
CP6 access charges
ORR’s determination was expressed in 2017/18 prices. This is shown below:
Supplements to CP6 price lists
Heathrow Spur Traction Electricity Price modelled consumption rates
HAL is the owner of the Heathrow Spur which is adjacent to and connects with Network Rail’s Network. Trains operating on the Heathrow Spur draw traction electricity from the Heathrow Spur overhead line electricity (OHLE) system. The electrical power for the Heathrow Spur OHLE system is provided by a feeder station owned by Network Rail, which also provides electrical power to Network Rail’s Network.
The parties’ objective is that the methodology for the calculation and payment of charges for traction electricity consumption on the Heathrow Spur is consistent with the methodology for the calculation and payment of charges for traction electricity consumption on Network Rail’s Network.
HAL and Network Rail have therefore agreed that charges for traction electricity consumption on the Heathrow Spur shall be administered by Network Rail and shall be calculated and paid substantially in accordance with the Industry Framework that applies on Network Rail’s Network.
Qualifying Expenditure charges at Managed Stations
At our Managed Stations, Network Rail charges Passenger Operators a proportion of its costs for operating the station. These are the day-to-day activities and services provided at the station such as staffing, cleaning, security, business expenses, heating, and lighting.
This charge is known as Qualifying Expenditure or QX. QX charges are agreed with Operators at the beginning of each Control Period and then adjusted annually on the 1 April each year for the next 5 years to reflect inflation. The charges are split between the Passenger Operators who use the station according to the number of trains they run.