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Public consultation on the reasonable time limit within which responses must be provided to requests for access to, and supply of services in service facilities

Rail transport

The Regulatory Body is organizing a public consultation until September, 15th 2021 on the reasonable time limit within which requests from railway undertakings for access to and supply of services in service facilities must be answered. A draft decision is submitted for consultation, in which the Regulatory Body has already determined indicatively the reasonable time […]

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Advise A-2021-03-S with regard to the proposal for an excess rate

Rail transport

On July 6, 2021, the Regulatory Body published his opinion A-2021-03-S with regard to the proposal of an excess rate. This opinion on a new tariff structure for rail bundles (train formation and shunting yards) was requested by Infrabel.  Because tariffs and the underlying products are related and cannot simply be uncoupled, the Regulatory Body […]

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ANNUAL REPORT REGULATORY BODY 2020

The annual report on our activities in 2020 is available in Dutch and French. It van be consulted here (Dutch – French)

Annual report

Notification of a new rail passenger service Ostend-Prague/Warsaw and Warsaw/Prague-Ostend

Rail transport

On April 21, 2021, the Regulatory Body received a notification from “European Sleeper Coöperatie“ of a new rail passenger service for the Ostend-Prague/Warsaw and Warsaw/Prague-Ostend routes. This notification relates to access to the Belgian railway network and was submitted pursuant to the candidate’s obligation to inform the Regulatory Body, in accordance with both Belgian and […]

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D-2021-03-S regarding the rail passenger service “Brussels-South – Innsbruck”

Rail transport

The Regulatory Body has received a notification of a planned rail service “Brussels-South – Innsbruck” (D-2021-03-S) from the candidate Ostende-Vienne-Orient-Experience. On the basis of the information provided and after analysis, the Regulatory Body has decided that the notified rail passenger service does not fall within the scope of the legislation on the economic equilibrium test. […]

Decisions

D-2021-02-S regarding the rail passenger service “Italia-Express”

Rail transport

The Regulatory Service has received a notification of a planned rail service “Brussels-South – Milan” (D-2021-02-S) from the candidate Ostende-Vienne-Orient-Experience. On the basis of the information provided and after analysis, the Regulatory Body has decided that the notified rail passenger service does not fall within the scope of the legislation on the economic equilibrium test. […]

Decisions

Market monitoring Brussels Airport 2020 – Impact COVID-19

Airport

The Regulatory body monitors and studies the yearly evolutions and market developments at Brussels Airport. In 2020, the specific impact of COVID-19 – and the measures taken –  on the activities of the different players was examined. The expected consequences of the crisis and (possible) measures were included in the study. The results can be […]

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Communication COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all employees of the Regulatory Body are working from home until further notice. They remain available by telephone and email. Please send all communication that would be done by post (e.g. registered mail in case of a complaint procedure) also digitally to us via [email protected] Thank you for understanding.

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Decision D-2021-01-C regarding « Reference document – Access to passenger stations »

Service facilities

On 31 March 2021, the Regulatory Body issued its decision D-2021-01-C following an audit on « Reference document – Access to passenger stations » from the NMBS. The Regulatory Body has decided that, as it stands, the « Reference Access Document – Access to Passenger Stations » 2021 must be adapted regarding the access to stations and […]

Decisions

Opinion A-2021-02-S Capacity agreement

Rail transport

On 29 October 2020, Infrabel asked the Regulatory Body for an opinion on the capacity agreement. This request for an opinion concerned specifically the obligation for the non-railway undertaking candidates to have their liability covered by an insurance contract. On March 9, 2021, the Regulatory Body issued the opinion called “opinion no. A-2021-02-S capacity agreement”. […]

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Market monitoring Belgian railways 2020 – Impact COVID-19 (measures)

Rail transport

The Regulatory body monitors and studies the yearly evolutions and market developments in the rail freight and rail passenger market. In 2020, the specific impact of COVID-19 – and the measures taken –  on the activities of the different players was examined. The expected consequences of the crisis and (possible) measures were included in the […]

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COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 situation, all employees of the Regulatory Body are working from home until February, 28, 2021. They remain available by telephone and email. Please send all communication that would be done by post (e.g. registered mail in case of a complaint procedure) also digitally to us via [email protected] Thank you for understanding.

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