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Operational Rules

The Engineering Access Statement (EAS) and the Timetable Planning Rules (TPR) are collectively referred to as the Operational Rules.


The EAS describes the rules regulating the arrangements for engineering access to the rail network. It sets out the location, number, dating and duration of possession access (restrictions of use), which we require to deliver inspection, maintenance, renewal and enhance work activities to the infrastructure.


The TPR regulate the standard timings between stations and junctions together with other matters enabling trains to be scheduled into the working timetable for the various parts of the main rail network.

View the Operational Rules

Please see below the new format of the Operational Rules online, the format has been changed for the following reasons:

  • to be compatible with the latest browsers.
  • to be compatible with the various PDF readers.

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Calendar of milestone dates (production schedule)

Schedule of milestones for the production of the following timetables:

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