- Station and depot access
Station and depot access
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ORR regulates access to station and light maintenance depots by approving station and depot access agreements. The regulatory framework for approving access agreements is set out in the Railways Act 1993.
If a train operator requires access to a station or depot, it will need to enter into an access agreement with the facility owner. These access agreements, and any amendments to them, are void if we have not approved them.
Our role in approving access agreements helps to ensure that the contractual terms for access to a station or depot are fair to the parties concerned, as well as to other current users and potential future users of the facility.
By making sure there is fair access to railway networks and facilities, we can encourage competition, which benefits the users of railway services. ORR's approach to the regulation of access to stations and depots, and our criteria and procedures for the approval of access agreements is set out in our criteria and procedures for the approval of station and depot access agreements.
Last updated: 20 December 2010