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Statement on the Network

2017 STATEMENT ON THE NETWORK

By means of the Resolution of the General Secretariat for Infrastructure, dated 9 February 2017, the ADIF (Railway Infrastructure Administrator) Board of Directors' Agreement approving the 2017 Adif Network Statement has been published. (Official Gazette, 28 February 2017)

Cover photo of the Statement on the Network.

BACKGROUND

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 2017 financial year, including the 2017-2018 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.

This Statement on the Network has been submitted to the mandatory consultation procedure in accordance with Art. 32.2 of Act 38/2015 applicable to the Railway Sector.


1st 2017 NETWORK STATEMENT UPDATE.

MODIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS V 1, come into force on 01/07/2017

Act 38/2015 of 29 September, applicable to the Rail Sector, modified the structure of Rail Fees and Tariffs, as well as Tariffs for the Provision of Supplementary Services.

The fourth and fifth transitional provisions of this Act established that until the amounts of the Rail Fees and Tariffs were approved in the first National Budget Law, after Act 38/2015 was passed, the current amounts would be applicable until the Act came into force.

2017 National Budget Law was passed on 27 June 2017, modifying the structure and amounts of the current Fees and Tariffs.

Consequently, after the 2017 National Budget Law was published, in accordance with Articles 69 to 74 and the provisions set out in the fourth and fifth transitional provisions of Act 38/2015 applicable to the Rail Sector, section 6.3. “RAIL FEES AND TARIFFS” was updated.

On the other hand, and with the aim of detailing the main modifications that have taken place since the initial version of the Network Statement was published, the following appendices have been updated

  • Appendix Q V.1, Allocation Calendar at Service Facilities
  • Service Facilities Catalogue. V. 1

V.1 documents void and supersede V.0 documents in the 2017 Network Statement from 1 July 2017.


MAIN MODIFICATIONS INCORPORATED

Index and Structure

The index for the Statement on the Network has been updated in accordance with the common structure and Implementation Guidelines approved by the Rail Net Europe General Assembly on 23 March 2016.

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:

  • In accordance with the provisions of Art. 74 of Act 48/2015, of 29 October, on the National Budget for 2016, (Official Gazette of 30 October 2015), in 2017 the Safety Tax on Passenger Transport established under Art. 65 of Act 36/2014 on the General State Budget for 2015 will be applicable (Official State Gazette of 30 December 2014).

Fees:

  • In accordance with the provisions laid down in Art.74 of Act 48/2015 governing the National Budget for 2016 (Official State Gazette of 30 October 2015), in 2017 the Railway Fees established under Art. 65 of Act 36/2014 governing the National Budget for 2015 (Official State Gazette of 30 December 2014) will continue to be applicable.

2017 Tariffs for the Provision of Supplementary Services

In 2017 the tariffs applicable to the provision of Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation "Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias" will be those approved by agreement of the Board of Directors of Adif on 21 December 2016, in accordance with Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.

Service Timetable 2016/2017 and 2017/2018

The Capacity Allocation Calendar for the 2017/2018 Service Timetable has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe (RNE) guidelines for applicants making capacity requests.

The 2017 Service Timetable will remain valid until 9 December 2017 and the 2018 Service Timetable will be valid until 8 December 2018 (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.

Updated Railway Regulations

Appendix F, “Reference Documentation” has been updated with information on current Railway Sector legislation as of 31 January 2017, at both national and European level, as well as references to the main current technical standards.

Maps

Both the information and presentation of the Maps of the Network managed by Adif have been updated. These maps have been edited in interactive Pdf format and allow layers to be added and removed so the content of each one can be individually visualised and printed.

Other useful data

Specific mention has been included in the corresponding chapters in accordance with the following legislation:

  • Act 38/2015 of 29 September, applicable to the Railway Sector
  • Royal Decree 664/2015 of 17 July, approving Rail Traffic Regulations and their effective date on 19 January 2017.

SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION


OPERATING RULES

Rail Traffic Regulations

Royal Decree 664/2015 of 17 July, approving the Rail Traffic Regulations.