About Adif

Network statement



The “Statement on the Network” (hereinafter SN) is a document that details the features of the infrastructure available to Railway Companies, and provides information on the conditions of access to the same. It also details the general rules, time frames, procedures and criteria relating to fees and capacity allocation, together with the information required to process an infrastructure capacity request.
 It has been updated for the 2018 financial year, including the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Service Timetable, in compliance with the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005, of 7 April, on the Statement on the Network and the procedure for allotting railway infrastructure capacity that regulates all the information required to make use of access rights, so as to ensure transparency and non-discriminatory access to railway infrastructure for all applicants requesting capacity to provide rail transport services. 

In accordance with Art. 32.2 of Act 38/2015 for the Railway Sector, this Statement on the Network was submitted to the mandatory consultation procedure; and was approved by the Board of Directors of the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures at their meeting held on 29 January 2018.

Cover photo of the Statement on the Network


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 of 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 69 of Act 3/2017 for the National Budget, section of chapter 6 of the Statement on the Network, until a National Budget Law is passed which modifies it.
  • Tariffs:
    The Railway Tariffs 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 articles 71 and 72 of Act 3/2017 for the 2017 National Budget, section 6.3.2. of this document, until a National Budget Law is passed which modifies them
  • Fees for the Provision of Complementary Services 2018:
    The 2018 fees applied to the provision of Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the ADIF-Alta Velocidad public corporation will be those approved by agreement of its Board of Directors on 29 January 2018, in accordance with Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.
  • Incentive system:
    Section 6.3.5. Incentive System. Implemented as of 1 January 2018, the incentive system envisaged in Order FOM/189/2015 which develops the basic principles for the application of incentives in the tariff system for the use of railway infrastructures. In 2018 it will be applied exclusively to High Speed passenger trains (Long Distance and Medium Distance), which run solely and exclusively on the High Speed Network.

Service timetable 2017 / 2018 and 2018 / 2019

The 2017/2018and 2018/2019 Service Timetable’s Capacity Allocation Calendar has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe (RNE) guidelines for Applicants making capacity requests.</p>
 <p>The 2018 Service Timetable will remain in force until 8 December 2018 and the 2019 Service Timetable will be in force until 14 December 2019. Both will include the dates established for the corresponding Agreed Adjustments and Monthly Adjustments.


The information has been updated on the Network Maps owned by Adif, most significantly the implementation of the BLAU CTC system on the Teruel - Cuarte de Huerva section (map 5) and the transfer to Adif Alta Velocidad of the León-La Robla section as agreed at the Cabinet Meeting of 24/11/2017, (all the maps).
These maps have been edited in interactive Pdf format and enable layers to be added and removed so the content of each one can be individually visualised and printed.

Other useful data

As a result of the modification of network assets owned by Adif, they have been updated; all maps; section 1.2.2. Overall figures for the railway network; Catalogue of RFIG axes and lines and the Classification of lines by type.
The existing lines in metric gauge have been included in the Service Facilities Catalogue.
 A new Annex has been included, in accordance with Art. 98.8 of the LSF, with the timetables for opening and closing passenger transport stations.
 Annex F updated, reference documentation, with new legislative features for the railway sector published up to 31 December 2017.



Rail Traffic Regulations

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