Under the 30 May 2008 Crossrail Deed of Undertaking (DoU) between HAL and the Secretary of State for Transport, HAL undertook to provide access to Heathrow Rail Infrastructure in accordance with certain provisions of the Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2005 (‘the 2005 Regulations’).
To comply with these contractual access obligations, HAL is required to issue:
HAL Network Statement- 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.
HAL Network Code - 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.
Supporting documentation which includes a standard track access agreement and a standard station access agreement
As part of our regular review process, new versions of these access terms have been produced ahead of the 2017 timetable year and Heathrow is consulting with the rail industry on all of these revised documents. We therefore invite interested parties to review the documents and provide feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th November 2016. Copies of these documents, which include comparisons to the previously issued versions, can be found here.
To support the commitments contained within the Network Code and Network Statement, please find links below to relevant documentation:
- Technical specification document
- Network and vehicle change requests
- Engineering access statements (available 31 October)
- Timetable planning rules (available 31 October)
- Response templates
For access requests, please email email@example.com with details of the request and review the technical specification document (see link above) to ensure compliance with HAL infrastructure before application.
In addition, please use the following links for industry documentation referenced in the Heathrow rail regulation documents:
All queries, applications and change/access requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org