Open access track charges set to rise | Railnews | Today’s news for Tomorrow’s railway

THE Rail Freight Group has broadly welcomed the new five year budget for Network Rail which has been announced by the Office of Rail and Road, but is less happy about an increase in track access charges for biomass cargoes.

New open access operators may be paying some fixed access charges for the first time, although this will depend on their revenues, said the ORR. Variable access charge increases for the rest of freight and passenger charter operators are to be capped.

The ORR has set out its ‘initial view’ of Network Rail’s five year plans to spend more than £34 billion between 2019 and 2024, including an increased renewals budget of £18 billion, leaving some £16 billion for operations and maintenance. Open access track charges set to rise | Railnews | Today’s news for Tomorrow’s railway

 

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