Rail

Draft decision on interstate rail network access undertaking

The ACCC will not accept the proposed 2018 interstate rail network access undertaking lodged by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), in a draft decision announced today.

“The ACCC considers that the proposed access undertaking is not acceptable on a number of fronts,” ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said.

“In making our draft decision we have had regard to a number of fundamental issues being proposed by ARTC and the lack of information available to the ACCC and the above-rail operators to assess the impact of these.”

Decision

On 12 December 2018, the ACCC consented to ARTC's application to vary its 2008 Interstate Access Undertaking to extend the term to 28 February 2019.