Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?


East Coast open access: Grand Central’s No 180107 forming the 11.27 King’s Cross to Sunderland has just emerged from Stoke Tunnel, Lincolnshire on 12 August 2020.
Paul Clark

One of the Office of Rail and Road’s original roles was to determine the income needed by the private infrastructure owner (Railtrack) and convert this into the fixed and variable track access charges paid by the private passenger and freight operators. These charges provided all of Railtrack’s income.

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