The NSW Rail Access Undertaking provides for third party access to certain parts of the NSW rail network. It limits the amount that rail owners can charge other businesses for using the network – they cannot receive more revenue that the economic costs of providing the service.
We are reviewing the Transport Asset Holding Entity’s (TAHE) revenue and costs of providing access to their segments of the NSW rail network to assess whether this requirement has been met for 2021-22.
Who does this Review affect?
This review affects TAHE and the users of its rail network. If TAHE collects too much revenue from rail users, then it must return this over-recovery.
This year our review affects the passenger service operators Sydney Trains and NSW Trains for the first time. In 2021-22 Sydney Trains and NSW Trains paid access fees for use of TAHE’s network. Prior to the establishment of TAHE in 2020, these operators were not third party access seekers.