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Decision D-2021-04-S on the determination of the reasonable time period within which requests for access to service facilities and rail-related services must be answered

Rail transport

On 25 November 2021, the Regulatory Body issued a decision on the reasonable time period within which requests from railway undertakings for access to service facilities and rail-related services must be answered. In this decision, on the one hand, the reactions of the rail sector to the public consultation on this matter are processed and […]

Decisions

Market monitoring 2020 rail market for passengers

Rail transport

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 evolutions and market developments in the rail market for passengers for the year 2020 which was clearly affected by the sanitary crisis. The report can be found here.

Market

Market monitoring 2020 rail freight

Rail transport

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 evolutions and market developments in the rail freight market for the year 2020. The report can be found here.

Market

Market monitoring 2020 at Brussels Airport

Airport

The Regulatory Body monitors and studies the evolutions and market developments at Brussels Airport. The results for the year 2020 were clearly affected by the sanitary crisis. This report can be found here.

Market

Decision D-2021-05-C in the context of the complaint concerning the hyperpeak tariff in the North-South junction for the HST segment (time tables 2021 and 2022).

Rail transport

On November 5th, 2021, the Regulatory Body issued decision D-2021-05-C following Thalys’ complaint against Infrabel concerning the revision of the hyperpeak coefficient applicable in the North-South junction for the HST segment (time tables 2021 and 2022). The Regulatory Body considers that none of the applicant’s grievances can be withheld. Therefore, the Regulatory Body decided that […]

Decisions

Opinion regarding the congestions of bundels

On 5 November 2021, the Regulatory Body delivered its Opinion No. A-2021-07-S within the framework of a consultation to amend the Network Statement launched by infrastructure manager Infrabel. This consultation was specifically aimed at changing the tariff formula that aims to prevent congestion of the bundles. This modification was necessary to bring the tariff formula […]

News

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 […]

News

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 […]

News

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 […]

News

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

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