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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading East Coast Railway Line more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the long-term access rights for Grand Central on the East Coast Main Line require them to pay the same access charge as Intercity East Coast; and, if not, why not. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Bradshaw more like this
uin HL2255 more like this
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is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>Grand Central will not pay the same access charges as Intercity East Coast as Open Access Operators do not pay Fixed Track Access Charges (FTAC). However, both Franchised and Open Access Operators pay Variable Track Access Charges (VTAC) since these are set to reflect the direct ‘wear and tear’ costs that train services impose on the network when they are run.</p><p> </p><p>For Control Period 5 (CP5) the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has held <ins class="ministerial">the Capacity Charge element of VTAC at CP4 levels for services currently run by existing passenger Open Access Operators, however they will pay CP5 rates for any additional or new services whilst any new entrant Open Access Operator will pay CP4 rates on services below a set threshold and CP5 rates on services above that threshold. </ins><del class="ministerial">Open Access (both passenger and freight) VTAC at CP4 levels, whilst</del> Franchised Operators pay the new, higher CP5 rates<del class="ministerial">.</del> <ins class="ministerial">for both existing and new services.  However, this is the only element of VTAC that is calculated on a different basis.</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T16:11:35.18Z
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
answering member
1557
label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this