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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 railway 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 undergone the mandatory consultation procedure; and was approved by the Board of Directors of the State Owned Adif Alta Velocidad at its meeting held on 2 December 2019. This document will become effective on 01/01/2020.

 

Title Page of the ADIF-Alta Velocidad Network Statement

2020 NETWORK STATEMENT, DOCUMENTS V.0


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: In 2020 the Prices applicable to the provision of Basic and Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation Adif AV will be those approved by agreement of the Board of Directors of Adif AV on 30 September 2019 (Supplementary services, Special Transportation and the Traction power supply), 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, whilst 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.