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

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 2019.

CP6 Price Lists updated to reflect inflation

CP6 Franchised Station-Long Term Charge Price List, 19/20 prices
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CP6 Managed Station Long Term Charge Price List, 19/20 prices
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Schedule of Fixed Charges 19/20 prices
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Track Usage Price List 19/20 prices
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CP6 Open Access ICC Rates List 19/20 prices
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Schedule of Schedule 4 Access Charge Supplement 19/20 prices
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CP6 access charges

ORR’s determination was expressed in 2017/18 prices. This is shown below:

CP6 access charges documents

Final Determination consistent price lists: key assumptions
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CP6 Franchised Station Long Term Charge Price List, 17/18 prices
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Charges payable by station facility owners
CP6 Managed Station Long Term Charge Price List, 17/18 prices
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Charges payable by beneficiaries of managed stations
Schedule of Fixed Charges, 17/18 prices
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Payable by franchised passenger operators only
Track Usage Price List, 17/18 prices
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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 – Freight-specific charge payable by freight operators carrying coal ESI, biomass, iron ore and spent nuclear fuel – Slot charge payable by charter operators
CP6 Open Access ICC Rates List, 17/18 prices
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Payable by open access operators only
Schedule of Schedule 4 Access Charge Supplement, 17/18 prices
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Payable by franchised passenger operators
CP6 Distribution System Loss Factors
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Used to calculate metered electricity charges
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

Supplements to CP6 price lists

Supplements to CP6 track usage uplifted for CPI (August 2019)
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Supporting documents – CP6 access charges

Methodology for calculating new EC4T consumption rates (April 2014)
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Notification of the overall EC4T tariffs applicable to freight operators in 2019-20 (April 2019)
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Notification of the overall EC4T tariffs applicable to charter operators in 2019-20 (April 2019)
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Guidance on calculating new Control Period 6 (CP6) Variable Usage Charge (VUC) rates

CP6 VUC guidance document (April 2019)
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This document provides a guide to using the CP6 VUC calculator to calculate new CP6 VUC rates
Official CP6 VUC calculator (April 2019)
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For calculating new CP6 VUC rates, which should be submitted to ORR in 2017/18 prices
New VUC rate letter template (April 2019)
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Letter template for use by train operators and Network Rail when requesting a new VUC rate from ORR
Passenger vehicle characteristics pro-forma (August 2019)
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A pro forma which should be completed by the train operator and provided to Network Rail so that a new passenger VUC rate can be calculated
Freight vehicle characteristics pro-forma (August 2019)
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A pro forma which should be completed by the train operator and provided to Network Rail so that a new freight VUC rate can be calculated
Guide to calculating Tgamma values (April 2019)
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The guide sets out how operators should calculate Tgamma values, if they wish to do so
Guide to calculating Ride Force Count values (April 2019)
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This guide sets how Ride Force Count values should be calculated, using the software below, for freight VUC rates

Software for freight operators to calculate Ride Force Count values to be input into the CP6 VUC calculator