In order to avoid disproportionate burdens for operators of service facilities with minor importance, Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 on access to service facilities and rail-related services foresees a possibility for regulatory bodies to exempt service facility operators from some of the provisions of this Regulation. At the level of IRG-Rail, the regulatory bodies developed common principles for granting these exemptions. This document can be found here.
Airport - Decision D-2018-15-L regarding the service level agreement between Brussels Airport Company and the suppliers of groundhandling services for third parties, limited category
On 25 October 2018, the Regulatory Body issued a decision about the Service Level Agreement the airport operator has to conclude with the groundhandlers at Brussels Airport. The Regulatory Body approved this agreement, with the exception of aspects relating to safety policy. The text of the non-confidential version of the decision can be found here (in Dutch).
The Regulatory body has examined the evolutions and market developments for freight and passenger traffic. We correspondingly investigated the competitiveness of railway undertakings, also with regard to other transport modes. The full market monitoring report can be consulted here.
The Regulatory body has issued a decision related to certain charges levied by SNCB to Railway undertakings for access to railway stations or services provided in the railway stations. The decision can be consulted here ( French only)
On the 3th and 6th of August 2018 the Regulatory Service received two complaints of railway undertakings against the infrastructure manager Infrabel regarding the use of the safety procedure S460. The Regulatory Service started up the investigations in these dossiers.
The Regulatory Body issued a communication on August 3rd, 2018 regarding the Marketcourt judgment of June 27th, 2018 concerning the appeal of Brussels Airport Company against decision D-2017-07-LA. This communication reviews the key points of the judgment, as well as the conclusions that can be drawn from it. The text of this communication can be found here. A French and English translation will be published later.
The Regulatory Body has decided to terminate the audit assigment regarding the performance scheme.
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On 27 June 2018, the Marketcourt ruled on the appeal lodged by Brussels Airport Company against decision D-2017-07-LA. The part relating to the discrimination between the various actors at the airport was annulled. The text of the judgment can be found here (in Dutch). The Regulatory Body will shortly issue an official communication regarding this judgment.
Airport - Decision D-2018-11-L regarding the intermediate tariff modification for the regulated period of April 1st, 2016 - March 31st , 2021, as proposed by Brussels Airport Company on the 12th of March, 2018.
On July 20, 2018 the Regulatory Body issued a decision regarding the complaints made by the airlines against the amended tariff proposal of 12 March 2018. This tariff proposal was the result of a new consultation procedure that was imposed by the Regulatory Body through decision D-2017-07- LA. Since this part of the decision was annulled by the Marketcourt on June 27th 2018, the complaints made by the airlines are devoid of purpose. The text of the decision can be found here (in Dutch).