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Network Statement

BACKGROUND

The "Network Statement" (hereinafter NS) is the document that explains the characteristics of the infrastructure made available to Railway Companies and Candidates, and contains information on the conditions for accessing it, as well as on the conditions for accessing service facilities and the provision of services in those facilities. It also details the general rules, time frames, procedures and criteria relating to fee systems and capacity allocation, together with the information required to process an infrastructure capacity request.

It has been updated for 2020, including the 2020-2021 Service Timetable, complying with the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005, of 7 April, regarding network statements and the infrastructure capacity allocation procedure that regulates all the information required to use access rights, in order to ensure transparency and non-discriminatory access to rail infrastructure for all Candidates to request Capacity to provide rail transport services.

In accordance with Art. 32.2 of Act 38/2015 for the Railway Sector, this Network Statement has been subject to the mandatory consultation procedure; and was approved by the Board of Directors of the Public Corporation Administrator of Rail Infrastructures, Adif Alta Velocidad, at its meeting held on 2 December 2019. This document will become effective on 01/01/2020.

Cover photo of the Network Statement

6th Amendment to the 2020 Network Statement. 4 June 2020 Edition

The schedule for applying for national capacity awards, chapter 4, section 4.3.1, and Annex A have been revised. Article 7.2 section (c) of Order FOM 897/2005 of 7 April was extended by 21 calendar days for national track applications for 2020/2021 service hours, with the deadline for such applications being 3 July 2020. Updated page 75 of chapter 4 and pages 147 and 148 of Annex A.

5th Amendment to the 2020 Network Statement. May 2020 edition

Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 states: "Operators of service facilities shall establish a service facility description for the service facilities and services for which they are responsible" which must include, among others, "f) information on procedures for requesting access to the service facility or services supplied in the facility or both, including deadlines for submitting requests, and time limits for handling those requests;" and "k) a description of the coordination procedure and regulatory measures referred to in Article 10 and priority criteria referred to in Article 11". The catalogue of basic, complementary and auxiliary services, prices and plans outlines the procedure for REQUESTING SERVICES AT PASSENGER STATIONS, and unifies the conditions of access to the services provided in these Stations, in addition specifically to certain aspects that have arisen subsequent to the publication of the aforementioned catalogue, without the conditions of access to the service facilities in question undergoing any modification in the sense intended by article 2.3 of Royal Decree 897/2005.

  • Catalogue of Basic, Supplementary and Auxiliary Services. Prices and Plans V.1. May 2020 Edition

4th Modification to the 2020 Network Statement, April 2020 edition.

  • Catalogue of Descriptive Sheets of the Service Facilities V.0. April 2020 edition.
  • Catalogue of the Capacity Offer at Service Facilities V.0. April 2020 edition.
    Update corresponding to the TOC session held on 04/03/2020.
  • Supply of Electrified Lines in Alternating Current Cost Chart. April 2020 Edition

3rd Modification to the 2020 Network Statement, March 2020 edition.

  • Catalogue of Descriptive Sheets of the Service Facilities V.0.
    The most relevant changes are: Passenger Stations in the area of the Mediterranean Corridor, derived from the commissioning of the Vandellós line. Freight Terminals, updated the sheets of Barcelona Can Tunis, Barcelona Morrot, León Freight, Tarragona, Villaverde Complex, Vigo Guixar, Badajoz, Mérida and Pla de Vilanoveta, mainly due to the provision of own risk services.
  • Catalogue of Capacity Restrictions V.0.
    Update corresponding to the TOC session held on 04/03/2020.
  • Chapter 6, updated section 6.3.8. Onboard Energy Measurement.
    The Standard EN50463-4:2017 has been transposed into the Adif standard in the NAT 760 "Communication of onboard energy measurement" published in January 2020. Said standard establishes the optional parts of EN50463-4:2017 that will be applied in the RFIG. This standard is included in the Adif Technical Regulations catalogue; available on the Adif website.
  • Including a new appendix "SUPPLY OF ELECTRIFIED LINES IN ALTERNATING CURRENT COST CHART".
    This publication will be updated monthly, with prices and proportions that will be used to issue the corresponding invoice for the services rendered each month.

2nd Modification to the 2020 Network Statement, February 2020 edition

  • TABLE 3 has been updated, with the Name Classification of Stations in force since 01/01/2020, included in section 6.3.6- Reference Tables for the Application of Tariffs in Chapter 6 - Financial and Tax System; in accordance with the provisions of article 98.5 of the Railway Sector Law, Category of passenger transport stations, "The railway infrastructure manager shall publish the classification of the different stations that make up the RFIG (General Interest Railway Network). Station classification will be updated with the information for the immediately preceding calendar year.
  • Section 6.2.5 Incentive System has been updated with total data for 2019.
  • In accordance with the changes arising, for example, from the implementation of the Vandellós variant, there have been updates to Annex G with the RFIG Axes and Lines Catalogue, Annex I with the classification of lines; and the corresponding data tables for chapter 1 (section 1.2.2 Overall Figures) and chapter 3 (section 3.8.2 RFIG assets update).

1st Modification to the 2020 Network Statement, January 2020 edition

  • In chapter 4, a new section has been included, "4.10 ASSIGNMENT OF TIME SLOTS FOR CONDUCTING TESTS WITH BLOCKED LINE DELIVERY", new pages 95 to 97 both inclusive.
  • In appendix C, the model for requesting a time slot for conducting tests with blocked line delivery has been included, new page 155

2020 NETWORK STATEMENT, V.0. DOCUMENTS.


MAIN AMENDMENTS MADE TO THE 2020 NETWORK STATEMENT

Update to the financial and tax system for infrastructure usage.

Taxes: The amount for the Tax remains in force for the use and special exploitation of public railway facilities established in Title VI, Chapter I, Section V of Act 38/2015, of 29 September, for the railway sector, in accordance with Article 86, second paragraph of Act 6/2018 for the National Budget, Section 6.2.1., Chapter 6 of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends it.

Fees: The Railway Fees envisaged in Articles 97 and 98 of Act 38/2015 of 29 September for the railway sector remain in force, with the unitary amounts established in Article 97 of Act 6/2018 for the 2018 National Budget (Official State Gazette no. 161 of 4 July 2018), section 6.2.2. of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends them. 

Prices for the 2020 Provision of Basic and Supplementary Services: The 2020 Prices will be applied to the provision of Basic and Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporate entity, ADIF, will be those approved by agreements of the ADIF Board of Directors on 26 June and 30 September 2019, in accordance with Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.

Service timetable 2019/2020 and 2020/2021

The 2019/2020 Service Timetable’s Capacity Allocation Calendar has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe (RNE) guidelines for Applicants making capacity requests.

The 2020 Service Timetable will be valid until 12 December 2020 and the 2021 Service Timetable will be valid until 11 December 2021 (the second Saturday of December, as established in article 7.2 of Order FOM/897/2005). Both include fixed deadlines for undertaking the corresponding Agreed Adjustments and Monthly Adjustments. The updated International Tracks Catalogue is also included.

Appendices

All appendices to the Network Statement have been updated. In application of the Implementing Regulation 2017/2177 and the report issued by the CNMC STP/DTSP/032/19 dated 25/06/2019. All the information that was previously in these appendices, and that corresponds to Service Facilities is available in the Catalogue of Descriptive Sheets of Service Facilities or in the Catalogue of Services and Prices of Adif/ADIF-Alta Velocidad.

Maps

All RFIG-related maps have been updated.

These new maps include all the information about Adif and Adif Alta Velocidad, according to the content specified in the legends of each of the maps, showing the information grouped at network level or differentiated according to the ownership of the infrastructure of each of the infrastructure administrators, with all the RFIG information being available in a single file.

Catalogue of descriptive sheets of the service facilities.

In accordance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 of the Commission of 22 November, concerning service facilities and related rail services, service facility operators must prepare the description of the service facilities required in article 4 of said Regulation and provide the infrastructure administrator with a link to a website where such information is available, which must be published in the Network Statement.

The facilities have been classified as follows according to their type:

  • Passenger Transport Stations
  • Passenger Transport Stations (commuter and mid-distance-RAM)
  • Freight Transport Terminals
  • Port facilities connected with rail activities
  • Railway equipment maintenance facilities
  • Private use facilities connected with RFIG
  • Gauge Changers

The information shown on the sheets, among others, is: general information, owner/operator (of each of the services), access conditions, service provision conditions, services and prices offer.


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION


CIRCULATION RULES

Rail Traffic Regulations

Royal Decree 664/2015 of 17 July, approving Rail Traffic Regulations, modified by Royal Decree 1011/2017 of 1 December.