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Rail regulation

Moving to a regulated railway

IIn 2018 Crossrail will commence service to Heathrow Airport, and the commencement of this service places certain obligations on Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL).
Under the 30 May 2008 Crossrail Deed of Undertaking (DoU) between HAL and the Secretary of State for Transport, HAL undertook to be regulated by the Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005 (‘the 2005 Regulations’).
To comply with the 2005 Regulations, HAL is required to complete two key tasks:

  • Issue a HAL Infrastructure Statement by September 2015 which includes an overview of the infrastructure assets and how access can be applied for and is subsequently allocated. It also includes principles of the charging regime to be employed.
  • Issue a HAL Infrastructure Code by September 2015 as a set of rules which is incorporated into, and therefore forms part of, each bilateral access contract between HAL and holders of rights of access to the track owned by HAL.

To complete the process HAL has consulted with the rail industry on the HAL Infrastructure Statement and the HAL Infrastructure Code during July 2015 and that consultation is now closed. Feedback has been received from industry which HAL has carefully considered in making our final decision. HAL will be writing separately to each of the respondees to the consultation, providing feedback to the comments received. This will be completed by mid September 2015.

The HAL Network Statement and HAL Network Code shown here are now final.

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