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Network Statement

NETWORK STATEMENT FOR 2019

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Network Statement is a document that describes the features of the infrastructure available to Railway Companies and provides information about conditions. The Network Statement also describes the general rules, deadlines, procedures and criteria involved in fee systems and capacity allocation, as well as the information required to place an infrastructure capacity request.

It has been updated for 2019, including the 2019//2020 Service Timetable, in compliance with the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005, of 7 April 2005, on network statements and the railway infrastructure capacity allocation procedure, which regulates all of the information required to use access rights, with the objective of ensuring transparency and non-discriminatory access to the rail infrastructure by all of the Candidates that request Capacity to provide rail transport services.

In accordance with Order FOM/897/2005, up to 2018, the Network Statement was published on the second Thursday in February of each year. Since the publication of Order FOM/642/2018 (which amended Order FOM/897/2005), the Network Statement must now be published 12 months before the subsequent service timetable takes effect, i.e. the second Saturday in December of each year.

In accordance with Art. 32.2 of Act 38/2015, the Railway Sector Act, this Network Statement has undergone the mandatory consultation procedure, and it was approved by the Board of Directors of ADIF High-Speed Rail at its meeting on 28 November 2018. This document will take effect on 1 January 2019.

Front Cover of Adif High-Speed Rail Network Statement

Included as a document attached to the Network Statement is the Catalogue of Capacity Restrictions in RFIG (Railway Network in the General Public Interest) 2019, updated in April 2019, which replaced the one published on 28 December 2018, as an annex to the Network Statement as a Catalogue of Capacity Restrictions in RFIG 2019 V.0. This document will be updated periodically with the information from the TOC meetings, which are responsible for defining them and deciding the planning of activities and works on infrastructure.

 

FIRST NETWORK DECLARATION AMENDMENTS AND DOCUMENTS, V.1, which take effect on 1 January 2019

TABLE 3 has been updated, with the Name Classification of Stations in force as 1 January 2019Included in Section 6.3.6- Reference Tables for the charging of Fees 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 . Station classifications will be updated using the information from the immediately preceding calendar year."

MAIN CHANGES ADDED TO THE 2019 NETWORK STATEMENT

 

Service Facilities

The information has been updated in accordance with Title III - Service Facilities and Rendering of Services to Railway Companies, in Article 42 of Act 38/2015, the Railway Sector Act.

Update to the financial and tax system for infrastructure usage.

  • Fees: Kept in force is the amount of the Fee for the use or special exploitation of public domain railway facilities established under Title VI, Chapter I, Section V of Act 38/2015, of 29 September 2015, the Railway Sector Act, pursuant to Article 86, Paragraph Two of Act 6/2018, the National State Budget Act, in Section 6.3.1.1. of Chapter 6 of this document, until such time as a National State Budget Act is passed which amends it.
  • Fees: Kept in force are the Railway Fees foreseen under Articles 97 and 98 of Act 38/2015, of 29 September 2015, the Railway Sector Act, with the unit amounts established under Article 97 of Act 6/2018, the General State Budget Act for year 2018 (published in the Official Spanish State Bulletin, or BOE, number 161, of 4 July 2018), Section 6.3.2. of this document, until such a time as a National State Budget Act is passed which amends it. The calculation of fees for using the RFIG lines is included, as is that of the costs directly attributable to the operation of the railway service. Likewise, the calculation of fees for using the service facilities owned by the general railway infrastructures administrator, and their underlying costs has been carried out in accordance with the criteria for each fee type defined in Act 38/2015.
  • Fees for Providing Complementary Services in 2019: The Fees applicable in 2019 to the rendering of Complementary Services in the RFIG and railway service zones administered by the public corporation ADIF High-Speed Rail will be those approved in a decision by the Board of Directors of ADIF High-Speed Rail on 16 July 2018, pursuant to Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.
  • Incentives System: The Incentives Tracking Committee has been convened with the participation of the Railway Infrastructures Administrators, Railways Companies and CNMC. This will be applied to all trains running on the RFIG from when the 2019 service timetable is implemented, except for suburban trains (Cercanías), which will be added to the system as of the 2020 service timetable.

Service Timetables for 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

The 2019/2020 Service Timetable Capacity Allocation Schedule has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe guidelines so that Candidates may submit capacity requests.

The 2019 Service Timetable will remain in force until 14 December 2019, and the 2020 timetable will remain valid until 12 December 2020 (the second Saturday of December, as established in Article 7.2 of Order FOM/897/2005, which was amended by Order FOM/642/2018, of 13 June 2018). Both include specific dates for carrying out the proper Agreed Adjustments and Monthly Adjustments. The updated International Tracks Catalogue has also been included.

Maps

All of the maps showing the network owned by the ADIF High-Speed Rail have been updated with the changes to the infrastructure of ADIF High-Speed Rail.

Other useful information

All annexes to the Network Statement have been updated. Template agreements have been included for the rendering of the traction supply service, and for the provision of the traction power supply service.

As a result of the modification of network assets owned by the ADIF High-Speed Rail-owned network, all of the maps have been updated, in Section 1.2.2. Major figures on the railway nework; the Catalogue of RFIG areas and rail lines, and the classification of lines by type.


SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION


TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Rail Traffic Regulation

Royal Decree 664/2015, of 17 July 2015, which enacted the Rail Traffic Regulation amended by Royal Decree 1011/2017, of 1 December 2017.