In the context of an audit regarding the allocation of capacity, the Regulatory Body imposed protective measures on Infrabel by decision D-2020-01-S of 12 March 2020. These measures mean that Infrabel is no longer allowed to use its method of freezing the allocation of capacity for the timetable and has to comply with the legal […]
In addition to the cost that is directly incurred as a result of operating the train service (cf. Implementing Regulation 2015/909), the infrastructure manager can, in accordance with article 56§1 of the Rail Codex, decide to charge additional fees for the use of the railway infrastructure in order to obtain full coverage of the costs […]
The European regulators are taking a stand on the recovery of the rail sector in the aftermath of the covid-19 crisis. The summery of the press release they published can be found below. The full release text is available here
https://www.irg-rail.eu/irg/news/press-release/264,European-rail-regulators-contribute-to-the-recovery-from-the-COVID-19-crisis.html European rail regulators contribute to the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis Railways have continued to transport both essential goods and passengers during the COVID-19 crisis, but the sector has been hit hard and recovering will require unprecedented efforts. In supporting such efforts we are committed to regulatory cooperation across borders and to the coordination […]
The Regulatory body monitors and examines the yearly evolutions and market developments in the rail freight and rail passenger market. Trends and developments for both markets can be consulted here.
The Regulatory Body considers the complaint procedure against Infrabel as closed because complainants Lineas and Sibelit did not wish to continue the procedure. Full text of the decision can be found here (in French only).