On June 12, 2023, the Regulatory Body received a notification for a new passenger transport service Schaerbeek-Paris Nord and vice versa from SNCB. The Regulatory Body decided on august 9, 2023, that the notified service did not fall within the scope of the legislation on the economic equilibrium and was therefore without object. Access to […]
On August 18, 2022, the Regulatory Body received a notification from “Leo Express“ for a new passenger transport service for the Ostend/Bratislawa and Bratislawa/Ostend routes. This notification relates to access to the Belgian railway network and is part of the information obligation provided for in both Belgian and European regulations.
On August 11, 2023, the Regulatory Body issued Opinion A-2023-04-S to Infrabel. The infrastructure manager requested this opinion on a proposal to improve the flow management in the service facility Waaslandhaven bundle South. Through a Proof of Concept (POC), Infrabel wishes to introduce a new way of bundle management.The opinion consists of three parts. The […]
The Regulatory Body initiated an audit on 10 May 2022 to check whether the operation of the Performance Scheme Management (PSM) and the application of the 2020 and 2021 performance schemes are in compliance with the Railway Law. On 19 July 2023, the Regulatory Body took a decision on the operation of the PSM. In […]
Update – Guidelines for the notification of a new rail passenger service within the framework of the economic equilibrium test procedure
The Regulatory Body updated its Communication containing the Guidelines for the Notification of a New Rail Passenger Service within the Framework of the Economic Equilibrium Test Procedure. These guidelines aim at clarifying the cases where a notification must, or must not, be submitted in accordance with the applicable regulations.
In 2022, the Belgian Regulatory body has realized a poll about the rail market evolution and the service facilities in Belgium. Twelve railway undertakings and one applicant non-RU have replied to this poll which was completed by some individual interviews. The outcome of this poll has been summarized in a report which can be found […]
Communiqué C-2022-02-LA regarding the possible change in airport charges for the regulated period from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2028 as a result of changes to the Brussels Airport Fuel & Oil policy.
In December 2022, the Regulatory Body has issued a communiqué regarding the fact that BAC could not proceed with the allocation of a European tender for the operation of the fuel infrastructure and the possible impact of this on airport charges for the next regulated period.Since then the operator has informed the sector that the […]
Decision D-2022-04-LA regarding the tariff system and formula for tariff control for the regulated period from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028, as finally proposed by Brussels Airport Company
On December 9, 2022, the Regulatory Body issued a decision on two petitions from different airlines against the final tariff proposal of Brussels Airport for the regulated period from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2028.The main adjustments demanded of the airport operator by the Regulatory Body relate to the traffic forecast, the WACC, the […]
The Regulatory Body monitors and studies the evolutions and market developments of the railway sector in Belgium. We have issued our latest Market Monitoring Report with the evolutions and developments in the rail freight market for the year 2021.
The Regulatory Body monitors and studies the evolutions and market developments of the railway sector in Belgium. We have published the 2021 Market Monitoring Report with evolutions and market developments in the rail passengers market.
The Regulatory Body monitors and studies the evolutions and market developments of the airport sector in Belgium, in particular Brussels Airport. The latest Market Monitoring Report with evolutions and market developments in the airport sector for the year 2021 can be found here.