Detail of outcome
As a result of the consultation the Office of Rail and Road have decided to replace Retail Price Index with Consumer Price Index in their model connection contracts.
The Office of Rail and Road are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the model connection contract. Our model connection contract sets out the rights and obligations of parties for the ongoing operation and maintenance (including renewal) of connections between railway networks. Our model is only designed for connections to Network Rail network.
As part of the 2018 periodic review (PR18) we said that we would use the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Network Rail’s track access contracts in Control Period 6 (2019 to 2024).