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Network Statement



The Network Statement is a document that describes the features of the infrastructure available to Railway Companies, and provides information about its access conditions. It also details the general rules, time frames, procedures and criteria relating to fees and capacity allocation, together with the information required to process an infrastructure capacity request.

It has been updated for 2019, including the 2019-2020 Service Timetable, complying with the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005, of 7 April, on the network statement and the infrastructure capacity award allocation procedure that regulates all the information required to use access rights, in order to ensure transparency and non-discriminatory access to rail infrastructure for all candidates to request capacity to provide rail transport services.

As per Order FOM/897/2005, the Network Statement was published every second Thursday in February until 2018. After Order FOM/642/2018 (amending Order FOM/897/2005) was published, the Network Statement must be published 12 months before the next service timetable enters into force, i.e. every second Saturday in December.

In accordance with Art. 32.2 of Act 38/2015 for the Railway Sector, this Network Statement has undergone the mandatory consultation procedure; and was approved by the Board of Directors of ADIF-Alta Velocidad at its meeting held on 28 November 2018. This document will become effective on 01/01/2019.

Title Page of the ADIF-Alta Velocidad Network Statement

Included as a document attached to the Network Statement is the Catalogue of Capacity Restrictions in RFIG (Railway Network in the General Public Interest) 2019, updated in April 2019, which replaced the one published on 28 December 2018, as an annex to the Network Statement as a Catalogue of Capacity Restrictions in RFIG 2019 V.0. This document will be updated periodically with the information from the TOC meetings, which are responsible for defining them and deciding the planning of activities and works on infrastructure.


TABLE 3 has been updated, with the Name Classification of Stations in force since 01/01/2019, included in section 6.3.6- Reference Tables for the Application of Tariffs in Chapter 6 - Financial and Tax System, in accordance with the provisions of article 98.5 of the Railway Sector Law, Category of passenger transport stations, "The railway infrastructure manager shall publish the classification of the different stations that make up the RFIG (General Interest Railway Network). The station classification will be updated with the information of the immediately preceding calendar year."


Service Facilities

The information has been updated in accordance with Title III, Service Facilities and Provision of Services to railway companies, Article 42 of Act 38/2015 applicable to the Railway Sector.

Update of the financial and tax system for infrastructure usage.

  • Taxes: The amount for the Tax remains in force for the use and special exploitation of public railway facilities established in Title VI, Chapter I, Section V of Act 38/2015 of 29 September for the railway sector, in accordance with article 86, second paragraph of Act 6/2018 for the National Budget, section of chapter 6 of this document, until a National Budget Law is passed which modifies it.
  • Tariffs: The Railway Tariffs envisaged in articles 97 and 98 of Act 38/2015 of 29 September for the railway sector remain in force, with the unitary amounts established in article 97 of Act 6/2018 for the 2018 National Budget (Official State Gazette no 161 of 4 July 2018), section 6.3.2. of this document, until a National Budget Law is passed which modifies them. The quantification of tariffs for using the RFIG lines was added; and the costs directly attributable to the exploitation of the train service were determined. And tariffs were quantified for using the service facilities owned by Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, and their underlying costs, as per the criteria for each tariff type defined in Act 38/2015.
  • Fees for the Provision of Complementary Services 2019: The 2019 fees applied to the provision of Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation ADIF-Alta Velocidad will be those approved by agreement of the Board of Directors of ADIF-Alta Velocidad on 16 July 2018, according to Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.
  • Incentive System: Comprising the Incentives Monitoring Committee with the participation of Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, railway companies and CNMC. From the 2019 service timetable, this will be applied to all trains on the RFIG, except for suburban trains (Cercanías), which are added to the system from the 2020 service timetable.

Service timetable 2018/2019 and 2019/2020

The 2019/2020 Service Timetable's Capacity Allocation Calendar has been updated in accordance with Rail Net Europe guidelines for Applicants making capacity requests.

The 2019 Service Timetable will be valid until 14 December 2019 and the 2020 timetable will be valid until 12 December 2020 (the second Saturday of December, as established in article 7.2 of Order FOM/897/2005, as amended by Order FOM/642/2018, of 13 June). Both include fixed deadlines for undertaking the corresponding Agreed Adjustments and Monthly Adjustments. The updated International Tracks Catalogue is also included.


All maps of the network owned by ADIF-Alta Velocidad have been updated with the changes to the infrastructure of ADIF-Alta Velocidad.

Other useful data

All appendices to the Network Statement have been updated. Template agreements have been included for the traction supply service provision and for the traction power supply service provision.

As a result of the modification of network assets owned by ADIF-Alta Velocidad, all maps have been updated; section 1.2.2. Overall figures for the railway network; Catalogue of RFIG axes and lines and the Classification of lines by type.



Rail Traffic Regulations

Royal Decree 664/2015 of 17 July, approving Rail Traffic Regulations, modified by Royal Decree 1011/2017 of 1 December.