To encourage third party investment in the network, we have a suite of downloads and template agreements for enhancement projects.
They have been developed and revised following extensive consultation with industry, customers and stakeholders.
They’re aimed at reducing the need for time-consuming negotiations on contractual arrangements for each scheme, providing transparency on payments to Network Rail. We strive to find solutions that reduce barriers to entry through the provision of a more economic and efficient contractual framework.
Many of these documents are well established templates and codes of practice to remove barriers. Some are being revised to incorporate service levels and other recommended improvements.
Network Rail Delivery of Services – pre PACE Phase 2
Please note: Detailed guidance for both the asset protection agreement and basic asset protection agreements is currently being written and will be available shortly.
Customer Delivery of service or works
Network Rail Delivery of Works – Post PACE Phase 2
Network Rail fees
We are not funded by government to take on liabilities in relation to third-party funded enhancement projects, but to ask funders to accept uncapped liabilities in relation to third-party enhancements would be a significant barrier to investment. The Template Agreements frame the balance of risk and responsibility between us both with our liabilities funded via the Network Rail fees.
The Network Rail fees cover our potential contractual liabilities to you in respect of qualifying events under and outside of our direct control. More information on the Network Rail fees can be found in the document ‘Guide to Template Agreements for Undertaking Railway Projects’.