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High Speed 1 (HS1) regulation

Regulatory framework

We have responsibilities under the Railways Infrastructure (Access & Management) Regulations 2005 (“the Regulations”) concerning the economic regulation of the HS1 network (HS1). Our functions include the pre-approval of framework agreements and ensuring that HS1 Limited (the infrastructure manager) is provided with incentives to reduce the cost of the provision of infrastructure and access charges. We regulate HS1 Limited through its Concession Agreement and have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (PDF PDF 108 Kb) with the Secretary of State in respect of our performance of this role.

Our approach to the regulation of the HS1 network was outlined in our Regulatory Statement (PDF PDF 1709 Kb) and our functions cover the following: 

Annual reports

We publish an annual report of HS1 Limited. These reports set out how we consider HS1 Limited has performed and the work that has been done during the year. The report also outlines the work we expect to undertake in the forthcoming year. Read the annual report for:

Further details about HS1 and HS1 Limited, including copies of relevant documentation, are available from the HS1 website.

Last updated: July 2013

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