- Access charges reviews
Access charges reviews
The government has established a charging framework for the HS1 network through the Concession Agreement pursuant to regulation 12(4) of The Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations (“the Regulations”). Amongst other, non-levied charges, the framework provides that track access charges may include:
- an investment recovery charge to recover the capital costs of the HS1 project;
- charges relating to the operation, maintenance and renewal of the HS1 network;
- discounts in accordance with the Regulations.
We have a function under regulation 13 of the Regulations to ensure that HS1 Limited is provided with incentives to reduce the cost of provision of infrastructure and level of access charges. We perform this function by conducting periodic reviews in the manner set out in the Concession Agreement. We undertake a periodic review of such charges and ensure that HS1 Limited is provided with incentives to reduce the cost of provision of infrastructure and the level of access charges.
The 2014 periodic review (“PR14”), which will be the first periodic review for HS1 Limited, will cover the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2020, control period 2 (“CP2”). For more information, please see the dedicated PR14 webpage.
Freight avoidable cost review by HS1 Limited
Last updated: January 2013.
- HS1 Ltd Freight avoidable costs review - Executive summary, 1 June 2011 ( PDF 305 Kb).
- HS1 freight avoidable costs review methodology and timescales letter from ORR to HS1 Limited - 6 January 2011 ( PDF 59 Kb).
- HS1 freight avoidable costs review methodology and timescales letter from HS1 to ORR - 5 January 2011 ( PDF 98 Kb).
- HS1 Cost review report by Ove Arup & Partners Ltd ( PDF 365 Kb).
- HS1 Cost review appendix by Asset Management Consulting Limited ( PDF 112 Kb).
- HS1 efficiency benchmarking letter from ORR to HS1 Limited - 20 July 2010 ( PDF 83 Kb).
- Schedule 10 'logging up' letter from ORR to HS1 Ltd - 21 September 2010 ( PDF 62 Kb).