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Economic equilibrium test

Rail transport

Since January 11, 2019 the economic equilibrium test has been introduced in the Belgian legislation. The Regulatory Body has been mandated, whenever there is a request, to perform this test. As foreseen in the European legislation (Implementing Act 2018/1795), the applied methodology for this analysis is published on this website.

Decisions

Notification of a new rail passenger service by Flixtrain

Rail transport

The company Flixtrain has notified the Regulatory Body of its intention to operate a new rail passenger service between Brussels and Paris, with intermediate stops in Mons and Saint-Quentin, from 1st January 2021. Flixtrain’s notification form can be accessed here. The Regulatory Body has informed the Mobility Minister, the SNCB and Infrabel of this notification. […]

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Organisational & decisional separation inside the SNCB

Rail transportService facilities

Belgian and European legislation provide some provisions which impose an obligation for train operators which hold a dominant position on the national market, to clearly separate organisational and decisional activities related to transport of passengers from those related with service facilities. In this framework, the Belgian Regulatory Body (Belgian RB) ensures that both types of […]

Decisions

Monitoring Statement Freight Corridor North Sea – Mediterranean

Rail transport

The railway Regulatory Bodies of the countries active on the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea-Mediterranean (RFC NSM) issued a first common monitoring statement. This document contains the following items: The existing cooperation between the supervisory authorities as well as the cooperation between the several stakeholders on the RFC; Some findings by the supervisory authorities regarding […]

International Publications

BLS Cargo takes over Crossrail

Rail transport

BLS Cargo has announced having signed an agreement to acquire the Belgian rail freight operator Crossrail. BLS Cargo is the second Swiss rail freight operator. BLS Cargo is a subsidiary of BLS which is the main competitor of the Swiss incumbent. However SNCF Fret is shareholder of BLS Cargo with 45% of its shares. Before, […]

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