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The Network Statement is a document that describes the features of the infrastructure available to Railway Companies, and provides information about its access conditions. 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 2019, including the 2019-2020 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.

As per the Order FOM/897/2005, until 2019, the Network Statement was published every second Thursday of February each year. After Order FOM/642/2018 (amending Order FOM/897/2005) was published, the Network Statement must be published 12 months before the next service timetable enters into force, i.e. every second Saturday in December.

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 ADIF-Alta Velocidad at its meeting held on 28 November 2018. This document will become effective on 01/01/2019.

Title Page of the ADIF-Alta Velocidad Network Statement


Consultations regarding the Framework Capacity application process

Document that includes the consultations made by different candidates on the process of requesting framework capacity and the answers provided by ADIF Alta Velocidad in the period between 5 August 2019 and 14 October 2019.

Extension of section 13 of Appendix P FRAMEWORK CAPACITY STATEMENT

Its purpose is to make it easier and provide more guarantees to the interested parties in this process, in relation to the way of submitting the application through the website. The information in this section has been expanded, which is worded as follows:

The documentation will be sent via electronic means to the Adif website: http://sede.adif.gob.es.

http://sede.adif.gob.es (start new procedure). Likewise, the interested parties may submit their applications/correspondence through the General Electronic Registry of the General State Administration. https://rec.redsara.es.

The General Electronic Registry of the General State Administration is a registry for submitting documents for processing to any administrative body of the General State Administration, Public Organisation or Entity linked to or under them, in accordance with the provisions of Law 39/2015 of 1 October on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations.

To register, interested parties must have an electronic DNI (if acting in a private capacity) or a valid electronic certificate (if acting in a private capacity or as representatives).

This website will identify the user through the Cl@ve platform. You will be redirected to its identity validation system, with various means of authentication available.

For browsers that do not support Java Applets, Autofirma must be installed. Instructions to complete the forms:

In the recipient body box, you must enter ADIF-Alta Velocidad. The DIR code of ADIF-Alta Velocidad is EA0008223.

In the subject box you must indicate: Requests for framework agreements for reserve capacity.

Files and documents that meet the following requirements may be attached:


  • Allowed file format: pptx, jpg, jpeg, txt, xml, xsig, xlsx, odg, odt, ods, pdf, odp, png, svg, tiff, docx, rtf.
  • Maximum size per file: 5 Mb.
  • Maximum size of all attachments: 15 Mb.
  • Maximum number of attachments: 5.
  • If the application, correspondence or communication includes attached documentation that exceeds the limits set, in terms of the number of attachments and/or their size, a second record entry can be made with the rest of the information, while indicating the reference to the registration number of the first in the subject. Alerts. The system allows alerts to be generated by means of an email to an email account that must have been previously indicated. A registry entry notice and receipt from the office of the recipient body may be received, in this case, from the ADIF-Alta Velocidad General Registry

Proposals will be submitted in Spanish or, where appropriate, accompanied by a sworn translation, (the latter prevailing in case of doubt or discrepancy). Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the proposal submitted by the candidate being rejected.

For all communications, candidates must provide an email address in their application to be used by the railway infrastructure manager to contact them. For all purposes, deadlines shall be calculated from the date the railway infrastructure manager sends the email to the address indicated by the candidates. Candidates should contact the railway infrastructure manager through the ADIF website.

The people who appear, or sign proposals on behalf of another, must submit a power of attorney for such purpose, and a photocopy of their identity card signed by a notary or where relevant, any other legally accepted identification document. The power of attorney must be registered in the Commercial Registry. If it is a power of attorney for a specific act, it will not have to be registered in the Commercial Registry.

All documents submitted must be original or considered authentic, according to current legislation.

If there is a discrepancy between the information contained in the different documents, the information contained in the Operations Plan and the Excel spreadsheet attached to the application shall prevail.

Candidates may designate one or more of the documents provided as confidential. This circumstance must be clearly reflected (overprinted with watermark, in the heading or on the margin of each sheet) in the document designated as such. Confidentiality may not be extended to the entire contents of the tenderer's request. It may only be extended to documents that have a restricted dissemination and, in no case, to documents that are publicly accessible or to the essential parts of the application, in all cases respecting the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of such Data, and in Organic Law 3/2018 of 5 December on the Protection of Personal Data and the Guarantee of Digital Rights, as well as its supplementary regulations and after the application process is open for submissions, the confidentiality of the applicants will be respected at all times, ensuring the safekeeping of the documentation.

If the application does not meet the requirements set forth in Article 66 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations, the candidate will be required, within 10 days, to correct the fault or accompany the mandatory documents, indicating that, if they did not do so, their application will be rejected, passing the corresponding decision for such effect."

Appendix P was modified with these changes on 14.10.2019


Appendix P, section 5, 5th paragraph reads:

"If capacity packages are allocated, priority will be given to different companies, verifying that they are not part of the same business group and their partners do not hold controlling interests or exert decisive influence on other capacity tenderers, as provided in Article 42 of the Commercial Code. Candidates must prove in the information submitted that they do not fall under any of these cases."

When it should say:

"In the case of allocation by capacity packages, priority will be given to different companies, verifying that they are not part of the same business group, as provided in Article 42 of the Commercial Code and their partners do not hold controlling interests or exert decisive influence on other capacity tenderers. Candidates must prove in the information submitted that they do not fall under any of these cases."

Appendix P was modified with these changes on 30.09.2019.

  • Page 266 for Train T-MDVA1-30 states Origin/Destination "Madrid PA / Madrid Ch" and it should state "Madrid Ch / Valencia JS".
  • Page 267 says Train "T-MDMA1-1" and should read "T-MDAL1-1".
  • Page 268, for Train T-MDAL2-3, says in Origin/Destination "Madrid Ch / Alacant T" and should say "Alacant T / Madrid Ch".
  • Page 269 says Train "T-MDAL3-5" and should say "T-MDVA3-5", also, where it says indicative travel time "2:20" should say "1:50".
  • Page 272 says Train "T-MDSV2-16" and should read "T-MDSV2-14".
  • Page 274, stop trains T-MDSV3-12, T-MDSV3-16¸ T-MDSV3-20, T-MDSV3-24 and T-MDSV3-28, says indicative departure time "11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00" and must say respectively "12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00".
  • Page 275 says Train "T-MDMA4-2" with indicative departure time 09:00-11:00 where it should say "T-MDMA4-0". Also, where Train says "T-MDMA4-3 and T-MDMA4-5", it should say "T-MDMA4-1 and T-MDMA4-3".
  • Annex P has been modified with these changes, as well as the files in .xlsm format, associated for the calculation of the grooves. In both documents the text MODIFIED ON 08/08/2019 has been inserted.


All the chapters affected by the publication and entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 23/2018, of 21 December, on the transposition of directives on trademarks, rail transport and package travel and related travel services, have been updated by the entry into force, on 1 June 2019, of the Commission's Implementing Regulation EU 20917/2177, of 22 November 2017 on access to service facilities and rail-related services and by the publication of CNMC Resolution STP/DTSP/118/18 of 23 January 2019 approving the principles and criteria for the application of Implementing Regulation 2017/2177.

The key data on the railway network owned by Adif Alta Velocidad, infrastructure and circulation has been updated, with data available on 1 July 2019.

Statement of Specialised Lines, section 3.4.1.; Coordinated Stations, section and Congested Infrastructures, section 4.4.3.

Table 3 has been updated, with the Regulatory Classification of the Stations in force, included in section 6.2.6.

New Annex P, with the Framework Capacity Statement and tracks catalogue for capacity framework agreement candidates to apply for the main lines with commercial passenger services during the period 2020-2030. Modified 08/08/2019

The Framework Agreement template has been updated and added to Annex L.

The RFIG Maps have been updated with the most relevant changes (new high-speed line to Granada).

New services and prices catalogue.

The Service Facilities, Station Timetables and Capacity Restrictions catalogues have been updated.


TABLE 3 has been updated, with the Name Classification of Stations in force since 01/01/2019, 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). The station classification will be updated with the information of the immediately preceding calendar year."





Service Facilities

The information has been updated in accordance with Title III, Service Facilities and Provision of Services to railway companies, Article 42 of Act 38/2015 applicable to the Railway Sector.

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, 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 6.3.2. of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends them. The quantification of fees for using the RFIG lines is included; and the costs directly attributable to the exploitation of the train service are determined. The fees for using the service facilities owned by the general Directors of Railway Infrastructures, and their underlying costs, have been quantified as per the criteria for each fee type defined in Act 38/2015.
  • Fees for the 2019 Provision of Complementary Services: The 2019 fees applied to the provision of Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation ADIF-Alta Velocidad will be those approved by agreement of the Board of Directors of ADIF-Alta Velocidad on 16 July 2018, according to Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.
  • Incentive System: Comprising the Incentives Monitoring Committee with the participation of Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, railway companies and CNMC. From the 2019 service timetable, this will be applied to all trains on the RFIG, except for suburban trains (Cercanías), which are added to the system from the 2020 service timetable.

2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Service timetables

The 2019/2020 Service Timetable's Capacity Allocation Schedule has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe guidelines for Candidates making capacity requests.

The 2019 Service Timetable will be valid until 14 December 2019 and the 2020 timetable will be valid until 12 December 2020 (the second Saturday of December, as established in Article 7.2 of Order FOM/897/2005, as amended by Order FOM/642/2018, of 13 June). Both include fixed dates for undertaking the corresponding Agreed Adjustments and Monthly Adjustments. The updated International Tracks Catalogue is also included.


All maps of the network owned by ADIF-Alta Velocidad have been updated with the changes to the infrastructure of ADIF-Alta Velocidad.

Other useful data

All appendices to the Network Statement have been updated. Template agreements have been included for the provision 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 ADIF-Alta Velocidad, all maps have been updated; section 1.2.2. Overall figures for the railway network; Catalogue of RFIG areas and lines and the Classification of lines by type.



Rail Traffic Regulations

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