2020 Network Statement of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

 
2020 Network Statement of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
2020 Network Statement
 of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
 incl. minimum access package and additional services

Valid from 15 December 2019
Version 1.1
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Network access
One Stop Shop
Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
Tel.: +43 664 6172537
Email: oss.austria@oebb.at                            NWS
Website: Network Statement at infrastruktur.oebb.at
2020 Network Statement of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
Contents

1    General information .................................................................................................................................... 5
1.1  The task of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG ................................................................................................................. 5
1.2  Objective of the Network Statement ............................................................................................................. 5
1.3  Legal framework ........................................................................................................................................... 5
1.4  Legal status ................................................................................................................................................... 5
     1.4.1 General remarks ................................................................................................................................ 5
     1.4.2 Liability ............................................................................................................................................... 5
     1.4.3 Appeals procedure ............................................................................................................................. 6
1.5 Structure of the Network Statement .............................................................................................................. 6
1.6 Validity and updating process ....................................................................................................................... 6
1.7 Publishing ..................................................................................................................................................... 7
1.8 Contact .......................................................................................................................................................... 7
     1.8.1 ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG ......................................................................................................................... 7
     1.8.2 External agencies ............................................................................................................................... 9
1.9 Rail freight corridors ...................................................................................................................................... 9
1.10 Cooperation across Europe ........................................................................................................................ 10
2        Access conditions .................................................................................................................................... 11
2.1      Legal framework ......................................................................................................................................... 11
2.2      General access requirements ..................................................................................................................... 11
         2.2.1 Conditions for applying for capacity ................................................................................................. 11
         2.2.2 Operating licences and concessions ............................................................................................... 12
         2.2.3 Safety certificate ............................................................................................................................... 12
         2.2.4 Cover of liabilities ............................................................................................................................. 12
         2.2.5 Credit check ..................................................................................................................................... 12
2.3      Contract Types ............................................................................................................................................ 13
         2.3.1 Framework agreement (regulatory framework in accordance with § 64 EisbG) .............................. 13
         2.3.2 Contracts with RUs .......................................................................................................................... 13
         2.3.3 Contracts with NRUs ........................................................................................................................ 13
         2.3.4 Traction current usage contract and transmission contract ............................................................. 13
         2.3.5 Transshipment contracts .................................................................................................................. 13
2.4      Rules and standards ................................................................................................................................... 13
         2.4.1 Operation without a train guard/attendant ........................................................................................ 14
         2.4.2 Specialist seminars and training ...................................................................................................... 14
         2.4.3 Information for train passengers on what to do in abnormal situations during travel ...................... 14
         2.4.4 Route knowledge on alternative and diversion routes ..................................................................... 14
2.5      Abnormal transports .................................................................................................................................... 15
2.6      Dangerous goods and environmental protection ........................................................................................ 15
         2.6.1 Dangerous goods ............................................................................................................................. 15
         2.6.2 Environmental protection ................................................................................................................. 15
2.7      Rolling stock acceptance process guidelines ............................................................................................. 16
         2.7.1 Commissioning of rail vehicles in accordance with EisbG ............................................................... 16
         2.7.2 ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network compatibility testing and licensing ................................................... 16
2.8      Staff acceptance process............................................................................................................................ 17
         2.8.1 Traction unit drivers .......................................................................................................................... 17
         2.8.2 Operational personnel ...................................................................................................................... 17
2.9      Access to services/service facilities ............................................................................................................ 17
         2.9.1 Use of stations.................................................................................................................................. 17
3        Infrastructure ............................................................................................................................................. 18
3.1      Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 18
3.2      Extent of the rail network ............................................................................................................................ 18
         3.2.1 Limits 18
         3.2.2 Connected railway networks ............................................................................................................ 18

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3.2.3 Connecting networks ........................................................................................................................ 19
3.3   Network description .................................................................................................................................... 19
      3.3.1 Geographical identification ............................................................................................................... 19
      3.3.2 Capabilities ....................................................................................................................................... 20
      3.3.3 Traffic control and communication systems ..................................................................................... 21
3.4   Traffic restrictions ........................................................................................................................................ 23
      3.4.1 Environmental restrictions ................................................................................................................ 23
      3.4.2 Usage regulations and restrictions for transport of Dangerous goods............................................. 23
      3.4.3 Tunnel restrictions ............................................................................................................................ 24
      3.4.4 Bridge restrictions ............................................................................................................................ 24
      3.4.5 Route sections requiring emergency brake override control ........................................................... 24
      3.4.6 Route sections with cargo-related usage restrictions ...................................................................... 24
      3.4.7 Clearance gauge restrictions ........................................................................................................... 24
      3.4.8 Usage restrictions for steam operations .......................................................................................... 24
3.5   Availability of the infrastructure ................................................................................................................... 25
      3.5.1 Planned construction works ............................................................................................................. 25
      3.5.2 Information on special constructions works ..................................................................................... 25
      3.5.3 Maintenance possessions ................................................................................................................ 26
      3.5.4 Opening hours .................................................................................................................................. 26
3.6   Service facilities and services ..................................................................................................................... 26
      3.6.1 Passenger stations (stations and stops) .......................................................................................... 26
      3.6.2 Freight terminals .............................................................................................................................. 26
      3.6.3 Marshalling yards and shunting facilities ......................................................................................... 26
      3.6.4 Storage sidings................................................................................................................................. 26
      3.6.5 Maintenance facilities ....................................................................................................................... 26
      3.6.6 Other technical facilities ................................................................................................................... 27
      3.6.7 Port facilities ..................................................................................................................................... 27
      3.6.8 Refuelling facilities ........................................................................................................................... 27
3.7   Infrastructure development ......................................................................................................................... 27
4     Capacity allocation ................................................................................................................................... 28
4.1   Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 28
4.2   Infrastructure capacity requests .................................................................................................................. 28
4.3   Deadlines .................................................................................................................................................... 28
      4.3.1 Deadlines for the working timetable ................................................................................................. 28
      4.3.2 Deadlines for interim traffic, interim special traffic and ad hoc traffic ............................................... 29
      4.3.3 Missing information, subsequent changes to infrastructure capacity requests ............................... 31
4.4   Railway Infrastructure capacity allocation ................................................................................................... 31
      4.4.1 Principles and priority regulations .................................................................................................... 31
      4.4.2 Dispute resolution process ............................................................................................................... 35
      4.4.3 Congested infrastructure .................................................................................................................. 35
      4.4.4 Impact of Framework Agreements ................................................................................................... 35
      4.4.5 Principles of planning ....................................................................................................................... 36
      4.4.6 Timetable-related requirements for stations .................................................................................... 39
4.5   Allocation of capacity for maintenance, renewal and enhancements ......................................................... 39
4.6   Non-usage of infrastructure capacity .......................................................................................................... 39
      4.6.1 Reservation fees .............................................................................................................................. 39
      4.6.2 Compensation fee for framework agreements ................................................................................. 40
      4.6.3 Reservation of infrastructure capacity .............................................................................................. 41
4.7   Abnormal transports and dangerous goods................................................................................................ 41
4.8   Disruptions to operations ............................................................................................................................ 41
      4.8.1 Rules for the return to normal operating conditions ......................................................................... 41
      4.8.2 Foreseen rail infrastructure restrictions ............................................................................................ 41
      4.8.3 Unforeseen rail infrastructure restrictions ........................................................................................ 42
5     Services ..................................................................................................................................................... 43
5.1   Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 43
5.2   Minimum access package........................................................................................................................... 44
5.3   Service facilities and services ..................................................................................................................... 44
      5.3.1 Basic services .................................................................................................................................. 44
      5.3.2 Additional services ........................................................................................................................... 44
      5.3.3 Ancillary services ............................................................................................................................. 45

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6        Charges ...................................................................................................................................................... 47
6.1      Minimum access package........................................................................................................................... 47
         6.1.1 Structure of Track Access Charge ................................................................................................... 47
         6.1.2 Approval procedure for mark-ups (§ 67d, Section 6 EisbG) ............................................................ 48
         6.1.3 Market segments .............................................................................................................................. 49
         6.1.4 Supplements and reductions............................................................................................................ 51
         6.1.5 Charging rates .................................................................................................................................. 56
6.2      Service facilities and services ..................................................................................................................... 57
         6.2.1 Basic services .................................................................................................................................. 57
         6.2.2 Additional services ........................................................................................................................... 57
         6.2.3 Ancillary services ............................................................................................................................. 58
Glossary .............................................................................................................................................................. 60

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Version control
Amendments to the original document version

 Version   Date          Section   Description of changes

 1.0       21.11.2018    -         Initial version
 1.1       13.12.2018    1.8.1     Correction contact person ETCS

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1 General information
1.1 The task of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
As a railway infrastructure company, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is responsible for planning, constructing,
maintaining, providing and operating a safe railway infrastructure that satisfies the needs of its users. ÖBB-
Infrastruktur AG is the allocation body, charging body and service facility operator according to railway law.
The contact point at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG for access to the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network is the Network
Access business division. For more information, please see the Network Access website.

1.2 Objective of the Network Statement
The Network Statement provides those authorised to apply for railway infrastructure capacity with the important
administrative, technical and financial information required for the provision of rail services on the rail network.

1.3 Legal framework
Access to the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network is in particular governed by the following
laws/ordinances:
       Austrian Railway Act (Eisenbahngesetz – EisbG)
       Austrian Occupational Health and Safety Law for Railway Employees
        (EisenbahnarbeitnehmerInnenschutzverordnung – EisbAV)
       Austrian Railway Passenger Transport Law
        (Eisenbahn-Beförderungs- und Fahrgastrechtegesetz – EisbBFG)
       Austrian Law on Suitability and Inspection of Vehicles for Railway Use
        (Eisenbahn-Eignungs- und Prüfungsverordnung – EisbEPV)
       European legal specifications, e.g. ERA Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI)
Further information is available on the Internet (Legal Information System of the Republic of Austria).

1.4 Legal status

1.4.1      General remarks

As a railway infrastructure company, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is obliged to produce and publish the Network
Statement in accordance with § 59 EisbG.

1.4.2      Liability

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is at pains to ensure that the information in the Network Statement is accurate. However,
as a result of the statutory publication deadlines and the large number of ongoing changes (e.g. data regarding
railway infrastructure) in particular, it cannot be ruled out that the Network Statement may deviate from the
actual circumstances.

ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG shall not be held liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from omissions or
printing errors in the Network Statement and other documents. Furthermore, no responsibility is taken for the
content of any external websites to which this Network Statement and other documents refer or display links.
In addition, the General conditions for use of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG websites also apply.

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No part of this document may be reproduced, transferred or copied for commercial use without the explicit
prior consent of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.

1.4.3       Appeals procedure

Those authorised to apply for railway infrastructure capacity may appeal to the Railway Control Commission
(Schienen-Control Kommission – SCK) if a request for infrastructure capacity to be allocated or the minimum
access package are not granted for the reasons laid out in § 72, Section 1 EisbG. Railway undertakings (RUs)
have the right to submit appeals to the SCK in connection with the granting of services and access to service
facilities, including access to tracks, for the reasons laid out in § 73, Section 1 EisbG. Furthermore, those
authorised to apply for railway infrastructure capacity or railway undertakings can submit appeals to the SCK
for the reasons laid out in § 74, Section 1 EisbG.
Appeals must be made in writing and must include the applications mentioned in § 72, Section 2 and § 73,
Section 1 EisbG. For more information, please see the Schienen-Control website.

1.5 Structure of the Network Statement
The Network Statement is structured according to legal requirements, and is based on the layout
recommended by RailNetEurope (RNE):
    1.   General information
    2.   Access conditions
    3.   Infrastructure
    4.   Capacity allocation
    5.   Services
    6.   Charges
The services and service facilities provided by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG are detailed in the “Service facilities and
services” document (use of stations, use of storage and reconfiguration sidings and other technical facilities,
shunting services, etc.), which forms an integral part of the Network Statement, and are also available here.
An overview of the appendices to the Network Statement is available here.
The appendices can be found in the relevant directory under the corresponding Network Statement chapter
number.

1.6 Validity and updating process
The Network Statement is valid for a working timetable period. The working timetable changes annually, and
starts on the second Saturday in December, at midnight. This 2020 Network Statement is thus valid from
midnight 15 December 2019 to midnight 12 December 2020 inclusive.
In accordance with § 59, Section 2 EisbG, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is obliged to keep the Network Statement up
to date and to make changes where necessary.

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1.7 Publishing
In accordance with § 59, Section 8 EisbG, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG must make the Network Statement and its
amendments available at least four months before the expiration of the deadline for requests for the allocation
of railway infrastructure capacity. It must be provided in an electronic format on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG
website, free of charge, and accessible to the public.
The Network Statement shall be published in German and English. In the event of discrepancies between the
English and German versions, the German version shall prevail.

1.8 Contact

1.8.1          ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Under the motto “one face to the customer”, the One Stop Shop (OSS) supports RUs with issues relating to
network access and with any concerns before, during and after train movements.

 General                                      Contact                                                          Contact details
                                                                                             Tel.:    +43 (0) 664 6172537
 One Stop Shop (OSS)                          OSS network access                                      oss.austria@oebb.at
                                                                                             Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 Sales (provision)
                                                                                             Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 36193
                                                                                             Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6172038
                                              Customer Support
                                                                                                      helmut.fruhmann@oebb.at
                                              Freight Traffic
                                                                                             Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 70218
 Ordering of freight train paths              Train Path Management,
                                                                                             Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 88425055
 for the working timetable and                Network Access
                                                                                                      robert.glinz@oebb.at
 permanent interim changes
                                              Helmut Fruhmann                                Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 35322
                                              Robert Glinz                                   Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6172036
                                              Gerald Steindl                                           gerald.steindl@oebb.at
                                                                                             Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
                                              Customer Support
 Ordering of passenger train                  Passenger Traffic
 paths for the working timetable              Train Path Management,                         Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6178946
 and permanent interim changes                Network Access                                          roland.pfabigan@oebb.at
                                                                                             Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
                                              Roland Pfabigan

 Interim special trains, ad hoc               Availability Management                        Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 34916
 traffic, passenger and freight               Interim Timetable                              Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 88425340
 traffic from next day,                       Network Access                                          gerald.burgsteiner@oebb.at
 see chapter 4.3.3.3                                                                                  sonderzug@oebb.at
                                              Gerald Burgsteiner                             Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
                                                                                             Vienna   Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 38131
                                                                                                      bfzw-beko@oebb.at
 Ad hoc traffic, traffic for the
 same day (contactable 00:00                                                                 Linz         Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 855 15000
 – 23:59) and                                                                                             bfzl-beko@oebb.at
 Ad hoc traffic in the event of
                                              Operational Management Centre,                 Salzburg Tel.: +43 (0) 662 93000 3603
 unforeseen line closures for the
                                              Operations                                              bfzs-beko@oebb.at
 current day and at most for the
 next three office days of the                                                               Villach      Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 855 12000
 Network Access business                                                                                  bfzv-beko@oebb.at
 division1 (see chapter 4.3.3.3)
                                                                                             Innsbruck Tel.: +43 (0) 512 93000 4510
                                                                                                       bfzi-beko@oebb.at

1 Office hours of the Network Access business division: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00, except public holidays and 24 & 31 December

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Timetable Principles,
                                    Network Access,                       Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6176208
Abnormal transports (technical
                                    Sales                                          christian.fischer@oebb.at
specifications)
                                                                          Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
                                    Christian Fischer
                                    Customer Support                      Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6171177
Traction current sales              Traction Current                               pieter-jan.witzig@oebb.at
                                    Pieter-Jan Witzig                     Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna
                                    Head of Sales                         Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 2866145
Sales,                              Terminal Service Austria
Terminal Service Austria (TSA)                                                     juergen.kratky@oebb.at
                                    Jürgen Kratky                         Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna

             Settlement                             Contact                          Contactdetails
                                                                          Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 44145
                                    Network Access, Sales                 Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6170170
Settlement
                                    Karl Baumer                                    karl.baumer@oebb.at
                                                                          Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
Railway infrastructure restrictions

                                    Construction Works Planning,          Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 50703
                                                                          Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6172133
Planned construction works          Network Access                                 hubert.haubner@oebb.at
                                    Hubert Haubner                        Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

Schedules for passenger and         Construction Timetable                Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 97 70123
freight traffic diversions due to   Availability Management               Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 88425734
planned railway infrastructure      Network Access                                 guenter.amon@oebb.at
restrictions                        Günter Amon                           Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
Legal matters
                                    Head of Legal and                     Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 93000 44703
Legal matters                       Participation Management                       stefan.urmann@oebb.at
                                    Dr Stefan Urmann                      Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna
Ordering                            Legal and Participation                        infra.bl-erlaubniskarte@oebb.at
permits                             Management                            Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna
Licensing and operating standards/Safety

Network compatibility testing
and licensing of rail vehicles      Head of Standards                 Tel.:        +43 (0) 1 93000 32634
                                    Safety and Operational Management Mobile:      +43 (0) 664 6177023
Training certificates for                                                          anton.geppel@oebb.at
operational personnel               Anton Geppel                                   Infra.betriebsleitung@oebb.at
                                                                          Address: Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna
Standards

ETCS                                Bahnsysteme                           Tel.:       +43 (0) 664 2865832
Technical enquiries                                                                   gerhard.haipl@oebb.at
                                    Gerhard Haipl
                                                                         Address:     Praterstern 3, 1020 Vienna
ETCS                                Bahnsysteme
Key Management                      Natascha Siegele                                  kms.etcs@oebb.at

                                                                          Vienna      Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 38132
Reporting environmentally           Operational Management Centres,       Linz        Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 855 15010
damaging impacts                    Operations                            Salzburg    Tel.: +43 (0) 662 93000 3613
                                                                          Villach     Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 855 12010
                                                                          Innsbruck   Tel.: +43 (0) 512 93000 4520
                                    Line Management and                   Tel.:       +43 (0) 1 93000 50822
Clearance gauge
                                    Facility Development                  Email:      Infra.Lichtraum@oebb.at
Training
                                    Railway
Railway-specific training                                                 Mobile:  +43 (0) 664 6175981
                                    Training and Apprenticeship Centre
                                                                          Email:   bildungsservice-bze@oebb.at
                                    Gerlinde Sakr                         Address: Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

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1.8.2       External agencies

 Field of activity                               Authority                              Contact
                                                                                        details
 Operating licences and              Federal Ministry for Traffic,
 concessions                         Innovation and Technology
                                     (Bundesministerium für Verkehr,   Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 71162 652204
                                     Innovation und Technologie),      Email:   e3@bmvit.gv.at
 Safety certificate
                                     Section IV, Dept. E3              Address: Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna
                                     Regina Roithner
 Commissioning of rail vehicles
                                     Federal Ministry for Traffic,
 in accordance with EisbG
                                     Innovation and Technology
                                                                       Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 71162 652211
                                     (Bundesministerium für
                                                                       Email:   e2@bmvit.gv.at
 Licensing of traction               Verkehr, Innovation und
 unit drivers                                                          Address: Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna
                                     Technologie), Section IV, Dept.
                                     E2

 Conflicts and conflict              Schienen-Control GmbH             Tel.:    +43 (0) 1 5050707
 handling                            Railway Control Commission        Email:   office@schienencontrol.gv.at
                                                                       Address: Linke Wienzeile 4 ,1060 Vienna

1.9 Rail freight corridors
The ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network also includes three operational freight rail corridors (RFC), based on
EU Regulation No. 913/2010 which aims to create a European rail network for competitive rail freight traffic.
Special regulations apply to the allocation of infrastructure capacity for these rail freight corridors (Framework
for the Allocation of infrastructure Capacity, Customer Information Document – Book 4); these are published
on the freight rail corridor websites (for more details, see the RNE website).
Information on the pilot project, “Redesign of the international Timetabling Process” (TTR), on the Mannheim-
Miranda de Ebro, München-Kufstein-Brenner-Verona and Rotterdam-Antwerpen routes for the 2020 working
timetable period is provided in chapter 4.3.1.2.

 Field of activity                                   Contact                      Contact details

                                                                       Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6172030
                                                  Harald Hotz          Email:     harald.hotz@oebb.at
 RFC 3: Scandinavian – Mediterranean
                                                                       Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 corridor Stockholm/[Oslo]/Trelleborg-Malmö-
 København-Hamburg-Innsbruck-Verona-La
 Spezia/Livorno/Ancona/Taranto/Augusta/Palerm                          Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6171690
 o                                                Heidi Müller         Email:     heidelinde.mueller@oebb.at
                                                                       Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

                                                                       Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6172030
 RFC 5: Baltic – Adriatic corridor                Harald Hotz          Email:     harald.hotz@oebb.at
 Swinoujscie/Gdynia-Katowice-Ostrava/Žilina-                           Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 Bratislava/Wien—Klagenfurt-Udine-
 Venezia/Trieste/Bologna/Ravenna—Graz-                                 Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6171690
 Maribor-Ljubljana-Koper/Trieste                  Heidi Müller         Email:     heidelinde.mueller@oebb.at
                                                                       Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

                                                                       Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6172030
 RFC 7: Orient/East-Med                           Harald Hotz          Email:     harald.hotz@oebb.at
 Corridor                                                              Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 Praha-Wien/Bratislava-Budapest—București-
 Constanţa—Vidin-Sofia-                                                Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 821 72 42
 Burgas/Svilengrad/Thessaloniki-Athína            Jean-Marc
                                                                       Email:     jean-marc.hillenberg@oebb.at
                                                  Hillenberg
                                                                       Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

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RFC 9: Rhine-Danube corridor (Expected to
 begin operation in 2020; RFC 9, the Czech-                           Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6172030
 Slovak Corridor, shall operate up until 2020)   Harald Hotz          Email:     harald.hotz@oebb.at
 Strasbourg-Mannheim-Frankfurt-Nürnberg-Wels                          Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 Strasbourg-Stuttgart-München-Salzburg-Wels-
 Wien-Bratislava-Budapest-Arad-
 Brașov/Craiova-București-Constanța                                   Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 821 72 42
                                                 Jean-Marc
 Čierna and Tisou-Košice-Žilina-Horní Lideč-                          Email:     jean-marc.hillenberg@oebb.at
                                                 Hillenberg
 Praha-München/Nürnberg                                               Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

                                                                      Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 6172030
 RFC 10: Alpine–Western Balkan corridor          Harald Hotz          Email:     harald.hotz@oebb.at
 Salzburg-Villach-Ljubljana/                                          Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna
 Wels/Linz-Graz-Maribor-
 Zagreb-Vinkovci/Vukovar-Tovarnik-Belgrad-                            Mobile:    +43 (0) 664 617 6644
 Sofia-Svilengrad (Bulgarian-Turkish border)     Dr Helga
                                                                      Email:     helga.steinberger@oebb.at
                                                 Steinberger
                                                                      Address:   Praterstern 4, 1020 Vienna

1.10 Cooperation across Europe
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is a member of RailNetEurope (RNE), an association of European rail infrastructure
managers and allocation bodies, headquartered in Vienna. RNE’s goal is to facilitate rail network access and
thus encourage international rail traffic through competent advice and an international sales network.
The One Stop Shop (OSS) network carries out this function. Under the motto “one face to the customer”, the
OSS provides one contact point for railway infrastructure managers in each member country for national and
international enquiries.
You can find contact details for the One Stop Shop in Austria on the Network Access website of ÖBB-
Infrastruktur AG. The international contact details for other OSS officials are available on the RNE website.
The OSS network has the following main tasks:
       Supporting applicants with any national and international concerns regarding train movements
       Helping applicants to obtain the operating licences and documents required to access the rail
        network
Information on the following RNE tools is available on the RNE website:
       PCS (Path Coordination System) – online tool for international requests for railway infrastructure
        capacity to be allocated
       CIS (Charging Information System) – estimation of charges for international infrastructure capacity,
        information on distances
       TIS (Train Information System) – real-time train information for international passenger or freight
        trains
The Network Statements for foreign railway infrastructure managers can be accessed via the RNE website.
Links to the Network Statements of domestic railway infrastructure managers are given in chapter 3.2.2
“Connected railway networks”.

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2 Access conditions
2.1 Legal framework
The latest 1957 version of the Railway Act (EisbG) forms the legal basis for access to the railway
infrastructure and the utilisation of services and service facilities.

2.2 General access requirements

2.2.1         Conditions for applying for capacity

2.2.1.1       Definitions

In accordance with § 57a EisbG, those authorised to apply for railway infrastructure capacity are:
    1. Entities with right of access (known as Railway Undertakings – RUs):
          o   Railway undertakings with headquarters in Austria;
          o   Railway undertakings with headquarters in another European Union Member State or in another
              contractual party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area for passenger rail services
              crossing a national border;
          o   Railway undertakings with headquarters in another European Union Member State or in another
              contractual party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation
              for freight rail services;
          o   Railway undertakings with headquarters in other countries, insofar as bilateral conventions
              governing access exist;
          o   Railway undertakings with headquarters in other countries, if access is in the public interest and if
              reciprocity is guaranteed, in which case performance conditions should be set down in
              international agreements.
    2. International groups of railway companies, other natural and legal persons, such as authorities coming
       under Directive (EC) No. 1370/2007, shippers, freight forwarders and combined traffic companies
       which have a socio-economic or microeconomic interest in procuring infrastructure capacity (known
       as non-Railway Undertakings – NRUs).
Applicants (RUs and NRUs) have a right to discrimination-free allocation of railway infrastructure capacity. In
accordance with §§ 58, 58a and 58b EisbG, access to railway infrastructure and utilisation of services and
service facilities may only be carried out through RUs.

2.2.1.2       Requirements for RUs

For requests for allocation of infrastructure capacity, proof of a proper operating licence, or a concession as
RU for the relevant transport services, is required (see 2.2.2).
Before infrastructure capacity is allocated, proof of a safety certificate is also required (see 2.2.3). Access to
railway infrastructure and utilisation of services and service facilities may only be carried out through RUs on
the basis of a concluded I Infrastructure Usage Contract (see chapter 2.3.2).

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2.2.1.3      Requirements for NRUs

NRUs must demonstrate their socio-economic or microeconomic interest in acquiring infrastructure capacity
before or at the same time as they submit their application for infrastructure capacity allocation. Otherwise the
request for infrastructure capacity will be refused.
Infrastructure capacity allocated to NRUs must be used through an RU and this RU must be notified to ÖBB-
Infrastruktur AG:
         at least 30 days before the first day of travel for the allocated infrastructure capacity, or
         at the same time the request is submitted, if this is less than 30 days before the first day of travel for
          the allocated infrastructure capacity.
Notification of the RU must be made via the systems described in chapter 4.2. The RU must satisfy the
requirements laid out in chapter 2.2.

2.2.2        Operating licences and concessions

The requirements for applying for an operating licence and concession can be obtained from the issuing office.
Further information and contact details can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Transport,
Innovation and Technology.

2.2.3        Safety certificate

Applications for safety certificates must be submitted in writing to the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation
and Technology.
The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology guidelines and more information on the
requirements for the issuance, maintenance and applications for the renewal of safety certificates (in
accordance with Commission Regulations (EU) No. 1077/2012 and No. 1078/2012) can be found on the
website of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology.

2.2.4        Cover of liabilities

In accordance with the requirements of Article 22 of Directive 2012/34/EU (§ 15a Z10, § 15b, Section 1 Z4 or
§ 16b, Section 1 Z 4 EisbG), the RU must take out third-party liability insurance covering all claims that can
arise, for whatever legal reason, and maintain this during the whole term of the AA. More detailed conditions
are provided in § 8 of the General Terms and Conditions (GTC) of the AA.

2.2.5        Credit check

Before concluding a contract and during the contractual relationship, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has the right to run
credit checks on applicants. In the event of an inadequate credit rating, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has the right to
demand financial guarantees in accordance with § 57b EisbG.

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2.3 Contract Types

2.3.1      Framework agreement (regulatory framework in accordance with § 64 EisbG)

In accordance with § 64 EisbG, framework agreements may be concluded for longer than one working
timetable period. A Sample Framework Agreement on the allocation of infrastructure capacity is included in
the Appendices to the Network Statement. For more information, see chapter 4.4.4.

2.3.2      Contracts with RUs

An Infrastructure Usage Contract must be concluded between the RU and ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG before access
to railway infrastructure and utilisation of services and service facilities can be granted.
Key elements of the Infrastructure Usage Contract include its GTC and the train path agreement (which
includes details on allocated infrastructure capacity and possible services and service facilities). Sample
contracts are included in the Appendices to the Network Statement.

2.3.3      Contracts with NRUs

If NRUs fulfil all requirements set out in chapter 2.2.1.3, they can be party to an infrastructure capacity contract.
Sample contracts are included in the Appendices to the Network Statement.

2.3.4      Traction current usage contract and transmission contract

The transmission of traction current from external electricity suppliers (“third-party suppliers”) to RUs for their
railway operations in Austria is governed by a traction current usage contract (Bahnstromnetznutzungsvertrag
– BNNV) and a transmission contract (Durchleitungsvertrag – DLV).
Provisions for the usage of traction current are published in the Appendices to the Network Statement.

2.3.5      Transshipment contracts

A UCT or ROLA transshipment contract is required for the transshipment of intermodal transport units
(unaccompanied combined transport – UCT) or trucks (Rolling Road – ROLA) from road to rail and from rail to
road in freight terminals operated by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.
Further information is available on the website of the Terminal Service Austria business division.

2.4 Rules and standards
The relevant rules and standards are published in the webshop for rules and standards of ÖBB-Infrastruktur
AG. Changes to the service regulations are announced six months before they come into effect.
The operational language on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network is German.

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2.4.1      Operation without a train guard/attendant

In accordance with Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology Order GZ: BMVIT-
222.110/0006-IV/SCH5/2009 of 27 October 2009, before a train operating without a guard/attendant may be
accepted, and also before other rail vehicles of the RU concerned may be operated, there must always be an
evaluation in the operating locations or platform areas concerned, by agreement with ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.
Examples of evaluation points include view of go signal, train stopping point, platform gap, etc.

2.4.2      Specialist seminars and training

In order to retain the operational knowledge required for network access to the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network,
the management of the RU must attend one information event (e.g. specialist seminar on operations) run by
the management of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG each year.
The ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG Railway Training and Apprenticeship Centre (BildungsZentrum Eisenbahn &
Lehrlingswesen – BZELW) offers training in accordance with EisbAV, EisbEPV and EisbG.

2.4.3      Information for train passengers on what to do in abnormal situations
           during travel

Every RU using the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network and its tunnels must provide suitable information for
passengers regarding the behaviour to adopt in abnormal situations, including during emergencies in tunnels,
and how to use safety equipment in the train. RUs are thus obliged to provide safety information in suitable
locations (e.g. near entry points) in all person-carrying vehicles. This safety information must cover at least the
following:
       Contact point in abnormal situations
       Information on safety equipment and its use
       Behaviour in the event of fire
       Behaviour if the train must be evacuated

Written or spoken safety instructions should be available in German and English (TSI SRT chapter 4.4.5 a and
b).
It is also recommended, particularly for long-distance passenger traffic, to provide information to passengers
in the form of printed sheets or information folders by seats, or via loudspeaker announcements.

2.4.4      Route knowledge on alternative and diversion routes

Alternative routes allow operators to choose to direct trains on the planned routes OR the alternative routes
as indicated in the timetable documentation WITHOUT the specific agreement of the RU or the traction unit
driver.
This means that RUs have an obligation to ensure that drivers of trains whose timetables include alternative
routes also have the relevant route knowledge.
For cases of major disruptions (route interruptions, single-track operations on multi-track routes, etc.), general
diversion routes have been defined for certain routes (or route sections) (see Appendices to the Network
Statement). Furthermore, for disruptions or potential disruptions to operations, further diversion routes may be
defined in cooperation with the RU for certain train/traffic types.
As a result, RUs have an obligation to ensure that drivers of trains whose timetables include routes (or route
sections) for which diversion routes are defined (Appendices to the Network Statement and/or disruptions or

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potential disruptions to operations), also have the relevant diversion route knowledge.

2.5 Abnormal transports
A transport is considered as abnormal if its external dimensions, its weight or its features in relation to the fixed
installations or wagon necessitate special measures, and therefore, it can only be accepted under special
technical or operating conditions.
Information on abnormal transports is available on the webshop for rules and standards.

2.6 Dangerous goods and environmental protection

2.6.1       Dangerous goods

The Regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) apply for national
and international carriage of dangerous goods by rail. The law on freight carriage of dangerous goods,
section 5 in particular, and the conditions of UIC Leaflet 471-3 are also to be observed. Specific data, especially
the quantity of dangerous goods shipped per year broken down by category, must be submitted free of charge
by RUs on request by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG at least once a year.

2.6.2       Environmental protection

When using railway infrastructure operated by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, the relevant international and Austrian
environment laws are to be observed. Should an environmentally hazardous event or incident (e.g.
contamination, noise, vibration, emissions) occur, or should there be a threat of any such event, the RU must
– notwithstanding its legal or contractual obligations regarding its damage responsibilities – immediately take
the following measures:
       Notify the appropriate agencies/control centres for aid and rescue organisations (e.g. fire brigade)
       Carry out other legally required notifications
       Notify ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG (Operational Management Centres, according to the following
        information:

        Reporting environmentally damaging events/incidents
        OMC Vienna Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 38132
        OMC Linz Tel.: +43 (0) 1 93000 855 15010
        OMC Salzburg Tel.: +43 (0) 662 93000 3613
        OMC Villach Tel.: +43 (0) 93000 855 12010
        OMC Innsbruck Tel.: +43 (0) 512 93000 4520

       An email must immediately be sent to the Environmental Technology Department of ÖBB-
        Infrastruktur AG containing information on the incident, measures taken, amount and type of
        environmentally hazardous material, and who at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG was informed of the incident.

        Info on environmentally damaging events/incidents
        Line Management and Facility Development
        Department of Structural Engineering Technology
        Waste Management & Environmental Technology
        Email: infra.umwelttechnik@oebb.at

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2.7 Rolling stock acceptance process guidelines
2.7.1      Commissioning of rail vehicles in accordance with EisbG

A condition for commissioning rail vehicles on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network – notwithstanding exceptions
provided for in accordance with the Railway Act – is the granting of a type-approval (§ 32 ff EisbG) and an
operating licence (§ 34 ff EisbG) by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. Rail
vehicles can also be commissioned with reference to § 41 EisbG (equivalent foreign legislation of other
European Union Member States, contractual parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the
Swiss Confederation, or request for recognition of foreign legislation).

2.7.2      ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG network compatibility testing and
           licensing

After type-approval and operating licence have been granted, as well as in the exceptions provided for in
accordance with the Railway Act (specifically § 36 or § 41), the compatibility of all vehicles – excluding those
marked RIC, RIV, TEN RIV, TEN G1 or TEN GE – with the railway infrastructure must be demonstrated. The
Licensing Office of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is responsible for this procedure, and on successful completion of
network compatibility testing, it issues a declaration of compatibility (Network Licence) that permits the use of
the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network.
For technical requirements and network compatibility testing, the following ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG regulations
are applicable:
       RW   50.01.01 Network compatibility testing & licensing of rail vehicles
       RW   50.02.01 Specification catalogue for traction units, multiple units and passenger coaches
       RW   50.03.01 Specification catalogue for freight wagons
       RW   50.04.01 Specification catalogue for special vehicles
These regulations, information on the duration of the processes and an overview of the likely charges can be
found online on the Vehicle Technology Licensing Office website. In order to keep the duration of the process
short, it is recommended that both procedures (acc. to chapter 2.7.1 and 2.7.2) be carried out in parallel.

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2.8 Staff acceptance process

2.8.1       Traction unit drivers

The permission to drive and operate a traction unit as a traction unit driver on the Austrian rail network is
defined in §§ 124 ff EisbG and the Regulation for Traction Unit Drivers (Triebfahrzeugführer-Verordnung –
TFVO). The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology is responsible (§ 26 TFVO) for the
recognition of foreign permissions to drive and operate a traction unit in accordance with the TFVO.
Required training courses are offered by the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG BZELW and third parties.
A list of contacts responsible for location and route knowledge training is available on the Network Access
website of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG. Training is carried out according to the resources available.
More detailed information on the contacts and the training sessions offered by the BZELW is available in the
Appendices to the Network Statement and online.

2.8.2       Operational personnel

The RU is responsible for the training, testing and qualification of its staff and those of its contractors.
Contractors’ personnel (legal or natural persons) who carry out activities defined as skilled activities by the
EisbEPV for ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG must be fully trained and tested in accordance with the requirements, and
must be able to provide proof of their qualifications at any time. For any other activities on the ÖBB-Infrastruktur
AG rail network which are not specified in the EisbEPV, a training certificate together with the necessary skills
must be obtained through the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG Safety and Operational Management Standards
organisational unit.
Such personnel should also have operational experience in safety-related tasks in accordance with § 62 of the
Austrian Employee Protection Act (Arbeitnehmerschutzgesetz).
RU operational personnel and those of its contractors who carry out activities defined as skilled activities by
the EisbEPV must be fully trained and tested in accordance with the requirements, and must be able to provide
proof of their qualifications at any time.
Where they operate within the scope of the TSI PRM, RU operational personnel and those of its contractors
who accompany trains, who serve and help passengers in stations or who sell tickets must be trained in
accordance with the Operational Regulations and Professional Qualifications chapters of the Technical
specifications for interoperability relating to accessibility of the Union’s rail system for persons with disabilities
and people with reduced mobility (TSI PRM).
Personnel who do not fulfil one of the conditions listed above may not be used in operational functions on the
ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG rail network.

2.9 Access to services/service facilities

2.9.1       Use of stations

Applicants must provide up-to-date, typical passenger frequencies (per day and station) at least once per year
with the working timetable change, and/or on request from ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG. This information must be
provided free of charge. Passenger frequencies are required for dimensioning and specifying the equipment
of facilities, for implementing safety requirements, for determining services and for categorising stations.
Passenger frequency data may be submitted either in detail, or as a grading for predefined frequency classes.
Frequency classes are listed in the Appendices to the Network Statement. ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG will treat all
submitted data in confidence.

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3 Infrastructure
3.1 Introduction
This chapter provides information on the rail infrastructure of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG. For detailed information,
please refer to the corresponding information sources or databases (specifically the Appendices to the Network
Statement and the Register of Infrastructure (RINF) Austria).

3.2 Extent of the rail network

3.2.1      Limits

The railway network operated by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG covers the national territory of the Republic of Austria
and the Principality of Liechtenstein, and additionally includes the Nendeln – Buchs SG border section in the
national territory of the Swiss Confederation and the Lustenau – St. Margrethen border section.

3.2.2      Connected railway networks

The rail network operated by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG is international and connected to the rail networks of the
following railway companies:
       DB-Netz: DB Netz AG
       GYSEV/Raaberbahn: Györ-Sopron-Ebenfurt Vasút Zrt./Raab-Oedenburg Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG
       RFI: Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
       SBB CFF FFS: SBB Infrastruktur
       Slovenske železnice: Slovenske železnice-Infrastruktura, d. o. o.
       SŽDC: Správa železnicní dopravní cesty, s.o.
       VPE: Vasúti Pályakapacitás-elosztó Kft.
       ZSR: Železnice Slovenskej Republiky

Information on the rail networks of the neighbouring railways listed above can be found in the Network
Statements of the relevant infrastructure managers.

Border routes and stations

Czech           Summerau – Horni Dvoriste               Italy            Arnoldstein – Tarvisio Boscoverde
Republic        Gmünd NÖ – Ceske Velenice                                Sillian – San Candido/Innichen
                Retz – Satov                                             Brennero/Brenner
                Bernhardsthal (Hohenau) – Breclav
Slovakia        Marchegg – Devinska Nova Ves            Switzerland      Feldkirch – Buchs (SG)
                Kittsee – Bratislava-Petrzalka                           Lustenau -–St.Margrethen
Hungary         Nickelsdorf – Hegyeshalom               Germany          Lochau Hörbranz – Lindau Reutin
                Loipersbach-Schattendorf –                               Reutte (Vils) – Pfronten-Steinach
                Sopron                                                   Ehrwald Zugspitzbahn – Griesen
                Deutschkreuz – Sopron (Gysev)                            (Oberbay)
                Jennersdorf – Szentgotthard                              Scharnitz – Mittenwald
                                                                         Kufstein – Kiefersfelden
Slovenia        Spielfeld Straß – Sentilj
                                                                         Salzburg Hbf – Freilassing
                Bleiburg – Prevalje
                                                                         Braunau/Inn – Simbach/Inn
                Rosenbach – Jesenice
                                                                         Wernstein (Schärding) – Passau

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