ORR supports EWS on access to HS1 for freight

ORR decision (12 pages, PDF) in response to a complaint by rail freight operator EWS about the “lack of a proper charging scheme” for running freight trains on HS1, the high-speed rail line between London and the Channel Tunnel. There have been extended negotiations and consultations but no charges have been published so far.

The dispute was determined under the UK "access and management" regulations, which implement EU directives, as HS1 is not subject to the usual Railways Act 1993 access regime.

Under ORR's direction, the entities controlling access to HS1 have until Monday 17 November 2008 to publish charges.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under ORR, Public transport.

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