The Train Path Pricing System 2016 of DB Netz AG - We've got the future covered.

The Train Path Pricing System 2016 of DB Netz AG - We've got the future covered.
The Train Path Pricing System 2016
        of DB Netz AG
                       Valid from 13th December 2015
                       to 10th December 2016

                       We’ve got the future covered.
The Train Path Pricing System 2016 of DB Netz AG - We've got the future covered.
Introduction                                                                                                              Information on train path pricing system

    Foreword                                                      This train path pricing system ensures that all cus-
                                                                  tomers using identical services (train path products)       The train path pricing system                                Train path prices
                                                                  are charged the same price.
                                                                                                                              of DB Netz AG                                                The train path charge per train path kilometre is
    DB Netz AG is responsible for operation of the largest rail   Customers who also use service installations offered                                                                     made up of the following three components:
    network in Europe, with a length of almost 33.300 km.         by DB Netz AG in addition to train path products pay                                                                     ❚ user-dependent component
    Non-discriminatory access to that infrastructure is           further charges based on the facility pricing system.       Charges for the use of train paths are calculated in the       route category, train path product
    available to all licensed railway undertakings in Germany     The cost of traction current and station stops are not      same way for each customer. The charging principles          ❚ service-dependent component
    which satisfy the technical and legal requirements            included in the train path price.                           for mandatory services are presented below.                    incentive system to reduce disturbances,
    prescribed by the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (Federal                                                                                                                                           incentive system to improve efficiency
    Railway Authority).                                           Since the launch of TPS 2001, there has been a steady       The following mandatory services are provided with           ❚ other components
                                                                  increase in the number of customers which provide           the purchase of a train path:                                  for example regional factor, load component
    In 1994, we were the first railway infrastructure under-       passenger and freight transports on the DB Netz AG          ❚ the processing of applications for train path
    taking in Europe to introduce a train path pricing            rail network. Today, rail services are meanwhile offered      allocation,
    system (TPS 94) for the use of rail infrastructure. In        by about 400 companies, more than 380 of which do           ❚ the permission to use allocated train paths and the
    April 2001, this was replaced by a single-stage pricing       not belong to the DB Group. The resulting competition         facilities for the supply of traction current to the     Advice
    system (TPS 2001) which still applies in the same basic       in the German rail market is unparalleled anywhere in         track,*                                                  All details of charges and factors quoted are valid from
    structure today. Compared with the previous pricing           Europe and is also reflected in the growing number of        ❚ the operation of the command and control systems         13th December 2015 to 10th December 2016. All charges
    systems, the present model has a modular structure,           train path applications submitted by non-DB railways.         required for train movement, the coordination of the     exclude VAT. The “DB Netz AG Network Statement” and
    which means that each individual module can be inde-          Both the increased use of infrastructure by non-DB            train movement and the provision of information on       the “General terms and conditions governing the use of
    pendently adjusted to suit the requirements of the            railways as well as the constantly rising demand clearly      train movements,                                         railway infrastructure operated by DB Netz AG” alone
    market and the railway undertakings without the need          indicate the attractiveness and competitiveness of the      ❚ arranging for pilot services or route familiarisation    apply. They are available on the company’s website at
    to change the entire charging system. The basic struc-        rail mode. According to the relevant forecasts, this          services (actual provision of these services ist not
    ture of TPS 2001 has been retained since it was first          positive trend in rail service is expected to continue        part of mandatory services) whereby DB Netz AG
    introduced. Only individual payment components have           over the next few years. DB Netz AG regards this as           assumes the costs for initially arranging for pilot/
    been adapted and new payment elements integrated              confirmation that the modular TPS is a key element in          route familiarisation services,
    in the existing pricing system. The benefit for our cus-       the provision of non-discriminatory access to rail infra-   ❚ the provision of all further information necessary for
    tomers is that the pricing system has largely remained        structure and a sound basis for the positive develop-         performing the transport for which capacity has been
    stable since 2001.                                            ment of the rail mode.                                        allocated (particularly timetable documents) and
                                                                                                                                not featured under ancillary services. The way in
    The modular train path pricing system enables DB              In future, we shall continue to adapt the infrastructure      which the information is made available is subject
    Netz AG to charge transparent and logically structured        charging system to meet the highly diverse require-           to separate agreement.
    prices which take into account both the infrastructure        ments, among others the EU-legal guideline.
    costs induced by the requirements of our customers as         The continuing incentive and challenge to do so is to
    well as the financial capacities of the different user         make a significant contribution towards achieving more
    groups. This means that on the one hand the charges           growth for rail service.
    comply with the relevant legal regulations, in particular
    the principle of non-discrimination and are simultan-
    eously in line with the entrepreneurial objectives of
    DB Netz AG.

                                                                                                                              * if operated by DB Netz AG

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User-dependent component

    The usage-dependent charge component
    is determined by the route category
    and the train path product.

    Route category                                                The classification into individual route                     Feeder routes
                                                                                                                              Z1: Category Z1 lines can be worked primarily at
                                                                                                                                                                                        Route categories and basic prices

                                                                  categories is based on the following criteria:              speeds between 50 km/h and 100 km/h on account             Route categories                      Basic prices
                                                                                                                              of their infrastructure features. They are intended        Long-distance route Fplus          EUR 9.74/tp-km
    To meet the requirements in terms of both the diversity       Long-distance routes                                        primarily for local rail passenger services.               Long-distance route F1             EUR 4.97/tp-km
    of the infrastructure assets and the customer’s               Fplus: The category Fplus can be worked for the most                                                                   Long-distance route F2             EUR 3.44/tp-km
    need for simplicity and transparency, DB Netz AG has          part at speeds of more than 280 km/h on account of          Z2: Category Z2 lines can be worked primarily at           Long-distance route F3             EUR 3.10/tp-km
    subdivided its routes into 12 categories. The classification   their infrastructure features. They are intended primar-    speeds up to 50 km/h on account of their infrastructure    Long-distance route F4             EUR 2.98/tp-km
    into individual route categories is based on the specific      ily for high-speed traffic and have above-average traffic       features. They are equipped only with the most             Long-distance route F5             EUR 2.20/tp-km
    infrastructure elements that are charged to expenditure.      significance.                                                basic command/control technology, if any at all.           Long-distance route F6             EUR 2.94/tp-km
    However, it also takes into account the importance that
    each route section has as part of the whole network           F1: Category F1 lines can be worked primarily at            Urban rapid transit routes                                 Feeder route Z1                    EUR 3.03/tp-km
    for the companies with access approval. Subdivision           speeds between 200 km/h and 280 km/h on account             S1: Category S1 lines can be worked primarily at           Feeder route Z2                    EUR 3.13/tp-km
    of routes into categories based on objective route            of their infrastructure features. They are intended prim-   speeds up to 120 km/h on account of their infrastruc-
    characteristics in this way enables DB Netz AG to offer       arily for high-speed services or for mixed operations.      ture features. They are intended mainly or exclusively     Urban rapid transit route S1       EUR 1.97/tp-km
    a market-driven price differentiation, while at the same                                                                  for urban rapid transit services.                          Urban rapid transit route S2       EUR 2.63/tp-km
    time avoiding the negative effects of an “atomised”           F2: Category F2 lines can be worked primarily at                                                                       Urban rapid transit route S3       EUR 3.13/tp-km
    system of individual cost-driven route prices. The basic      speeds between 160 km/h and 200 km/h on account             S2: Category S2 lines can be worked primarily at
    price per train path kilometre is determined by the           of their infrastructure features. They are intended prim-   speeds up to 120 km/h on account of their infrastruc-
    route category.                                               arily for high-speed services or for mixed operations.      ture features. They are intended for all DC-powered
                                                                                                                              urban rapid transit lines in Hamburg.
                                                                  F3: Category F3 lines are mixed operation lines
                                                                  that are worked primarily in the speed range between        S3: Category S3 lines can be worked primarily at
                                                                  100 km/h and 160 km/h.                                      speeds up to 120 km/h on account of their infrastruc-
                                                                                                                              ture features. They are intended for all DC-powered
                                                                  F4: Category F4 refers to lines in the speed range          urban rapid transit lines in Berlin.
                                                                  between 101 and 160 km/h that are intended primarily
                                                                  for fast inter-city services.
                                                                                                                              An overview of the categorization in the DB Netz AG
                                                                  F5: Category F5 lines are intended primarily for use by     network is contained in the Annex to “DB Netz AG’s
                                                                  slow inter-city services for speeds of up to 120 km/h.      2016 list of charges for train paths”.
                                                                                                                              This is available on the company’s website at
                                                                  F6: Category F6 lines can be worked primarily at   in German language.
                                                                  speeds between 101 and 160 km/h. They are intended
                                                                  primarily for local rail passenger traffic and for
                                                                  connecting a region to a conurbation area.

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User-dependent component

    Train path product                                         Regular interval train path
                                                               Regular interval services generally means at least four
                                                                                                                          Train paths for freight transport services                 Freight feeder train path
                                                                                                                                                                                     The freight feeder train path is used for the conveyance
                                                               train pairs per day, travelling on the same section of     Express freight train path                                 of loaded and empty wagons in single-wagon operations.
                                                               the main route (over 50%) and/or are linked up by          Express freight train paths facilitate the fastest and     The freight feeder train path must be used in direct
    The variety of train path products available makes it      means of operational programs to form a regular                                                                       conjunction with the use of a standard or express
    possible to adapt the train path pricing system (TPS)                                                                 most direct freight service links between the principle
                                                               interval service and subsequently integrated into the      centres in Germany, operated on a high standard of         freight train path and must not be longer than 75 km.
    to meet the individual needs of the market. In this        network. These services have the same or alternating
    way, they ensure that the TPS is market-driven, some-                                                                 reliability. In the management of running operations,
                                                               scheduled stops. Regular interval train paths are also     the express freight train path is given highest priority   The conveyed wagons must be collected or distributed
    thing that cannot be wholly taken account of in the        subdivided into local and long-distance services.                                                                     to different stations and/or junctions in train journey
    base price. The portfolio of products available is based                                                              over all trains apart from urgent rescue and emergency
                                                                                                                          trains and trains running on express passenger service     operations, and a coherent concept must be submitted
    on a choice of four train path products for passenger      Local transport regular interval train paths include                                                                  for the affected region.
    and freight transport services. Each of these train path                                                              train paths. The product express freight train path can
                                                               all train paths allocated to local services, including     only be ordered for the whole route from departure
    products, in addition to the costs resulting from the      urban rapid transit services train paths that are linked
    customer's requirements, in particular takes into                                                                     station to destination station.
                                                               up via regular train frequencies and connections.
    account the effect of the charge amounts on the
    competitiveness of the railway undertakings. The pro-                                                                 Standard freight train path                                Train path products and factors
                                                               Long-distance regular interval train paths include all     The standard freight train path is available for all
    ducts are included in the train path price by means                                                                                                                               Passenger transport train paths                Factor
                                                               train paths allocated to long-distance services that are   freight trains. Standard freight train paths are usually
    of a multiplicative train path product factor. The train                                                                                                                          Express train path                                1.80
                                                               linked up via regular train frequencies and connections.   interlinked by means of connecting services or are
    path products are described below.                                                                                                                                                Long-distance regular interval train path         1.65
                                                               These also include the train paths for high-speed          subject to special restrictions, such as fixed times of      Local transport regular interval train path       1.65
                                                               services, provided no other special requirements are       arrival at the consignee's destination.                     Economy train path                                1.00
                                                               to be met when planning such train paths.
                                                                                                                          LZ (light running) freight train path                       Freight transport train paths                  Factor
    Train paths for passenger transport services               Regular interval train paths using trains designated for   The LZ (light-running) train path allows freight            Express train path                                1.65
                                                               the express product are not covered by the definition       customers to work locomotives and traction units            Standard train path                               1.00
    Express passenger service train path                       of a regular interval train path, but are to be regarded   for resource-deployment purposes.                           Freight light running engine (LZ) train path      0.65
    Express passenger service train paths facilitate the       as express train paths.                                                                                                Feeder train path                                 0.50
    fastest most direct link between major conurbations
    in both long-distance and local passenger transport        Economy passenger service train path
    together with express cross-border services. Express       The economy passenger service train path is a train
    paths can be dovetailed into existing regular              path for both local and long-distance passenger traffic
    interval services by means of their departure and          not covered by a regular-interval system.
    arrival times, or else form a separate regular-interval
    express-service system. In the management of running
    operations, they are given highest priority over all
    trains apart from urgent rescue and emergency trains.
    The product express passenger service train path can
    only be ordered for the whole route from departure
    station to destination station.

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Service-dependent component                                                                                        Noise differentiated component

    The service-dependent charge                                                                                                                                                                   The noise based component
    component provides an incentive to                                                                                                                                                             provides incentives for retroffitting
    reduce disturbances and improve                                                                                                                                                                to silent braking technologies.
    the efficiency of the rail network.

    Incentive system to                                       Incentive system                                         Funding programme                                           quiet if it consists of at least 90% of quiet wagons. This
                                                                                                                                                                                   limit will be increased stepwise to 100% during the

    reduce disturbance                                        to improve efficiency                                      for noise reduction                                         funding period.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Charges raised by the NDTAC will be used exclusively
                                                                                                                                                                                   for financing the bonus for RUs. The maximum financial
    In order to reduce disruptions in the rail network, a     Train-induced deviations from the minimum                Noise Differentiated Track Access Charge System             support amounts to 50% of the retrofit costs per freight
    monetary incentive system will apply in case of failure   speed on design grounds                                  DB Netz AG has launched the Noise Differentiated            wagon. Conditions for obtaining the bonus are perman-
    to reach the agreed annual punctuality target figures,     One means of creating incentives to raise the perform-   Track Access Charge System (NDTAC) for rail freight         ent compliance with the limits of the “Technical
    less the agreed tolerance for the railway undertaking     ance capacity of the rail network involves levying a     on 9th December 2012. DB Netz AG fully endorses the         Specification for the Interoperability Noise (TSI)”.
    concerned. In that case, an incentive payment amount-     1.5 multiplier surcharge if, from train-induced devia-   objective of achieving a lasting reduction in rail traffic-   Furthermore, RUs need to prove that their wagons are
    ing to 10 cent per relevant additional minute of delay    tions a minimum speed of 50 km/h is not achieved and     induced noise with the introduction of the NDTAC.           retrofitted after the 9th December 2012.
    will apply.                                               there is hence a significant rise in capacity require-
                                                              ments. This arrangement applies to all long-distance     DB Netz AG has introduced the NDTAC in order to             DB Netz AG has installed an electronic retrofitting regis-
    Information about the incentive system to reduce          and urban-rapid-transit categories of line.              support the funding programme run by the Federal            ter in order to document the state of the retrofitting of
    disruptions is available under subclause of                                                                Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development       the freight wagons and to administrate the process of
    the currently valid Network Statement. Detailed                                                                    (BMVI). Whereas the funding programme of the BMVBS          applying for the bonus. Applying for the bonus requires
    information is provided in a brochure on the DB Netz AG                                                            offers financial support only to wagon keepers, the          the RUs to prove their use of quiet freight trains and
    incentive system, which is available as a German-                                                                  NDTAC provides an additional incentive for the retro-       their annual mileage by self-declaration to DB Netz AG.
    language version at                                                                  fitting and the deployment of quiet freight wagons           The retrofitting register can be found at:
                                                                                                                       for railway undertakings (RU). These two funding  
                                                                                                                       programmes are designed to reduce rail traffic noise
                                                                                                                       permanently and significantly by 2020.                       Duration of the NDTC is restricted to eight years. The
                                                                                                                                                                                   bonus is paid out for the last time in 2021 for applica-
                                                                                                                       NDTAC addresses only RUs and consists of two com-           tions made within the timetable period 2019/2020.
                                                                                                                       ponents. Loud freight trains have to pay a noise-based      DB Netz AG will prepare a follow-up regulation to
                                                                                                                       surcharge on top of their train access charge. Within the   apply from December 2020, if no other regulations
                                                                                                                       timetable 2015/2016 the surcharge amounts to 2,5 per        are imposed by third parties until December 2020.
                                                                                                                       cent. Furthermore, RUs receive a bonus amounting to         This regulation will either provide increased charges for
                                                                                                                       0.5 cents per axle-kilometres (maximum 211 EUR per          unmodified freight wagons or may restrict possibilities
                                                                                                                       axle) for the use of retrofitted freight wagons based on     for their use.
                                                                                                                       the mileage generated. Quiet freight trains are excluded
                                                                                                                       from paying the surcharge if they submit appropriate        Further information are available in the brochure of
                                                                                                                       documentation in the form of a voluntary declaration        DB Netz AG “Quiet freight wagons – funding systems for
                                                                                                                       stating each transport day and train number – using the     rail freight noise abatement” as well as on the Internet:
                                                                                                                       template provided by DB Netz AG (download version 
                                                                                                              – no later than the first work-
                                                                                                                       ing day of the following month. A train is defined as

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Other components

                                                                                                                                Cancellation charges                                                   Reduced charge if the condition of the track
                                                                                                                                The following are included in cancellations at                         infrastructure does not comply with the terms
                                                                                                                                DB Netz AG for which a cancellation charge is levied:                  of the contract
                                                                                                                                ❚ Shorter itinerary with changes of where a train path                 If the condition of the track infrastructure, the related
                                                                                                                                  starts and ends,                                                     command and control technology and/or the facilities
                                                                                                                                ❚ Cancellation of an ordered train path or partial                     for the supply of traction current do not comply with
                                                                                                                                  section of a train path on one or several train                      the terms of the contract, DB Netz AG will reduce the
                                                                                                                                  running days,                                                        infrastructure usage charges.
                                                                                                                                ❚ Changing a train path product to a lower-cost train-
                                                                                                                                  path product.                                                        Pursuant to the DB Netz AG Network Statement (sub-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       clause, DB Netz AG will reduce the charges
                                                                                                                                If all running days are cancelled, any rights issuing                  payable of its own accord in case of the faults stated
                                                                                                                                from the contractual commitment in terms of being                      below. The railway undertaking or other authorised
                                                                                                                                awarded the path shall be relinquished. The minimum                    user are not obliged to submit a request for reduction.
                                                                                                                                cancellation charge is equal to the charge for making
                                                                                                                                an offer. This is joined by a percentage cancellation                    Code of cause of delay (CD)
                                                                                                                                charge based on when the cancellation is made and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ❚   Faults relating to track infrastructure:
                                                                                                                                on the base price for the cancelled train path or cancel-                    VU 22 (building structures)
                                                                                                                                led section of the train path. The cancellation fee                          VU 23 (track)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             VU 30 (speed restrictions owing to faults)
                                                                                                                                shall not exceed the revenue lost through cancellation                       VU 31 (construction work)
     Load component                                                 In this case, no reservation fee is charged to the party    of the path.                                                                 VU 32 (irregularities during construction work)
     The weight-based load component reflects the additio-           ordering the optional path. Retrospective cancellation                                                                                   VU 83 (greasy surface)
     nal costs caused by the use of heavy trains, due to the        is not possible either when the ordering party has given    The following fees will be charged for cancellations:                    ❚   Faults relating to command and control technology:
     increase in wear and capacity utilisation. The train path      a firm commitment to accept the train path or when the                                                                                    VU 21 (telecommunication systems)
     price for rail freight transport services contains a charge    optional train path has been ceded to a third party.          Cancellation
                                                                                                                                                                                                             VU 24 (level-crossing safety installations)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             VU 25 (safety installations)
     component that is determined by the gross weight of
                                                                                                                                  Up to the 60th day prior to the    Minimum cancellation fee
     the trainload. For train weights of 3.000 tonnes and           Charge for issuing an offer                                   cancelled train running day:       amounting to the fee for pre-       ❚   Faults relating to the provision of traction current:
     above an additive surchange of EUR 1.00/tp-km will be          The costs involved in processing applications for                                                paring the offer                        VU 20 (overhead line systems)

     levied.                                                        allocation of train paths and framework agreement                                                Minimum cancellation fee            ❚   Faults relating to human resources:
                                                                                                                                  Up to the 30th day prior to the
                                                                    capacities are included in the train path charge.             cancelled train running day:       amounting to the fee for pre-           VU 12 (incorrect scheduling)
                                                                                                                                                                     paring the offer +10% of the            VU 18 (operational network staff)
     Optional path                                                  This is why a service charge is levied on failure to take
                                                                                                                                                                     standard fee for the cancelled          VU 28 (technical network staff)
     The Authorised Party (AP) has the option of registering        up an offered train path or an applied for framework                                             train path or the cancelled
     max. 15% (by train path km) of all train paths applied         agreement capacity. This does not apply where the                                                part of the train path
     for under the working timetable as optional paths. If          customer´s objection is justified. The charge for issuing                                         Minimum cancellation fee          The charges shall be reduced automatically only if a
                                                                                                                                  After ther 30th day prior to the
     more than 15% of train paths applied for are registered        a train path offer shall not exceed the usage charge for      cancelled train running day and    amounting to the fee for pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       minimum number of additional minutes of delay is
     as optional paths, the excess will be treated as train         the train paths that have not been taken up.                  more than 24 hours prior to        paring the offer +20% of the
                                                                                                                                  departure:                         standard fee for the cancelled    reached: the minimum level for train paths for long-
     paths in ad-hoc services. If an optional path is used, the                                                                                                      train path or the cancelled       distance and regional passenger trains and express
     appropriate train path price is to be paid. If the optional    Charge for disclosure of framework agreements                                                    part of the train path
                                                                                                                                                                                                       freight trains is six minutes; the minimum level for all
     path is only used partially or not at all, a reservation fee   On request, DB Netz AG proceeds with anonymised                                                  Minimum cancellation fee          other freight transport products is thirty-one minutes.
                                                                                                                                  Less than 24 hours prior to
     is charged for the unused portion of the train path. The       disclosure of the key features of framework agreements        departure:                         amounting to the fee charged
                                                                                                                                                                     for preparing the offer and
     reservation fee depends on how much is charged for the         concluded for the enquired route or routes pursuant to                                           40% of the standard fee for the   The reduction in charges without submission of a
     optional path as stipulated in the provisions of the           Section 13 (6) EIBV. The key features of a framework                                             cancelled train path or cancel-   request from the RU/authorised user is calculated on
     respective List of Charges for train paths of DB Netz AG.      agreement include the agreed route, the agreed band-                                             led part of the train path
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the basis of the additional minutes of delay, the trans-
                                                                    width, the time-related aspects of the framework                                                                                   port category or, insofar as express train paths are
     The unused portion of the optional path may be                 agreement capacity, the agreed term and the point                                                                                  affected, based on the product, up to a maximum total
     re-advertised by DB Netz AG at short notice.                   in time of termination of the framework agreement.                                                                                 of 50% of the train path charge concerned.

     If a third party applies to use a still unused optional        A workload-based fee will be charged for every disclos-                                                                            The reduction in charges pursuant to the Network
     path or the larger portion thereof (by train path km),         ure request, calculated individually on the basis of the                                                                           Statement (subclause is as follows
     DB Netz AG gives corresponding notification to the AP           disclosure request in accordance with the time involved                                                                            ❚ long-distance passenger transport: EUR 3.00 per
     that had originally applied for the optional path. The AP      at an hourly rate of EUR 80 per hour.                                                                                                additional minute of delay,
     that had originally applied for the optional path must                                                                                                                                            ❚ regional passenger transport: EUR 2.00 per
     give a firm commitment within two working days to use                                                                                                                                                additional minute of delay,
     this train path. If this does not happen, the third-party                                                                                                                                         ❚ freight transport: EUR 1.00 per additional minute
     AP shall receive an offer from DB Netz AG according to                                                                                                                                              of delay.
     the respective train path application.                                                                                                                                                            In the case of express train paths, the reduction rate
                                                                                                                                                                                                       shall increase by a further EUR 1.00 per additional
                                                                                                                                                                                                       minute of delay irrespective of the transport category.

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Other components

     For all faults other than those specified in subclause        If it is necessary to run rail replacement services due of the Network Statement, the charges shall        to scheduled work, the organisation of the replacement
     be reduced on grounds of a specific complaint by the          services shall be the responsibility of the relevant RU.
     RU/authorised user on the same principles as the auto-       The costs of any rail replacement services shall be
     matic reduction of charges. In cases which cannot be         borne in their entirety by the RU; usage charges shall
     calculated on the basis of the additional minutes of de-     not be levied for the duration of the work.
     lay, calculation of the reduction will take into account
     the extent to which the fault affected the fitness of the     The organisation and running of emergency bus services
     item concerned for its contractually intended purpose.       are the responsibility of the relevant RU. The cost of
                                                                  emergency bus services shall be borne by the party
     Charging arrangements for short-term rerouting               deemed accountable for the temporary non-availability.
     due to engineering works after concluding the ENV            The question of accountability shall be determined
     If engineering works that were not taken into account        on the same principles as the provisions of the incentive
     in the ENV for a specific train path cause a different        system to reduce disruptions.
     itinerary from that stated in the ENV (rerouting),
     only the train path price featured in the ENV                Only if the cause of temporary non-availability is deem-
     will be invoiced. This does not apply to train paths         ed to be attributable to DB Netz AG shall the latter
     where the AP or the involved RU was already aware            defray the cost of any emergency bus services, though
     of the changed itinerary on accepting the train path         exclusively at going market rates. If the cause of tempor-
     offer. Here the train path charge shall be billed for        ary non-availability is attributable to the RU, the latter
     the actually worked itinerary.                               shall bear the cost of the emergency bus services.           Charging arrangements for pre-designed train paths             The following railway lines are not eligible for discounts
                                                                  The same applies in the case of impossibility to attribute   To promote the use of lines with a low level of utilisation,   to promote new train services:
     No train path charge is to be paid for train paths that      the cause of non-availability to either DB Netz AG or        DB Netz AG may target free capacity on such lines for          ❚ Railway lines with limited-period discounts for
     become necessary in addition on account of engineering       the RU.                                                      marketing in the form of pre-designed paths once the              promoting the use of low-level utilization as per
     works not contained in the ENV. This includes feeder                                                                      working timetable has been drafted. Pre-designed train            Article 23 (2) EIBV.
     and collection movements to rail replacement services,       Limited-period discounts to promote the use of               paths are offered at a discount of 10% on the regular          ❚ Purely block-related empty and loco-train move-
     turning movements resulting from restrictions caused         lines with low levels of utilisation                         usage charge. The discount is only granted if train paths         ments.
     by engineering work, feeder and collection movements         On lines with a low level of utilisation, DB Netz AG         are ordered in unaltered and complete form. There is no
     to another stabling or refuelling facility than the one      grants limited-period discounts pursuant to Section          entitlement to the provision of pre-designed train paths.      The discount amounts, sections of line excluded from
     normally used, feeder and collection movements for           23 (2) EIBV. These are designed to act as an incentive                                                                      the discounts and the time limits in each case are stated
     traction units or additional traffic necessary because of      to use alternative routes with a low level of utilisation.   Discounts to promote new services                              in the respective List of Charges for train paths of
     changes in train characteristics (e.g. unloading because     The reservation charge amounts to 10% of optional            To promote the development of new train services,              DB Netz AG.
     of lower tonnage rating of a diversion route).               path fees. A digest of the applicable sections of infra-     DB Netz AG grants all APs or involved RUs limited-
                                                                  structure (where they start and end) can be found            period discounts as a rebate of 10% on the regular             Other
     The form needed for the train path application of addi-      in “DB Netz AG’s 2016 list of charges for train paths”       usage charge for specified sections of line in accordance       ❚ The “DB Netz AG’s list of charges for train paths”
     tional engineering-related services as well as a guide for   (subclause 2.3.8).                                           with Article 23 (2) EIBV, applicable to all Aps or involved      is published in accordance with the EIBV (Railway
     completing the form are available on the company web-                                                                     RUs. New train services must fulfil the following precon-         Infrastructure Usage Regulation) provisions on time
     site (only in German)                                                                          ditions:                                                         limits available on the company’s website at
                                                                                                                               ❚ Completely new transport services or new services     in German speech.
     Charging arrangements for rail replacement and                                                                               acquired for rail transport in the course of intermodal     ❚ In future, track-based applications and specific
     emergency bus services in the passenger services                                                                             competition.                                                  investment projects can be taken into account in
     If the infrastructure is temporarily unavailable on                                                                       ❚ New services with a minimum quantity of 10 train               the calculation of charges.
     account of scheduled measures (e.g. construction                                                                             paths per timetable period.
     work), unforeseen disruptions (irregularities and
     operational disruptions) or for reasons for which the                                                                     These requirements need to be provided in writing
     RU is accountable owing to its vehicles and/or human                                                                      when applying for a train path.
     resources, the provisions regarding rail replacement
     services (Network Statement subclause 3.5.6) or
     emergency bus services (Network Statement subclause shall take effect.

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Structure of the train path pricing system                                                                                                       Train path price information software

                   User-dependent                             Service-dependent                                           Other
                     component                                   component                                             components
                                                        Incentive system                                 + Load component (rail
         Route category
                                                        to improve efficiency                              freight transport services)
                                                        × Train-induced deviations from                   Gross train weight of 3,000 t
         Basic price                                      the minimum speed on design                     upwards: EUR 1.00/tp-km
             Fplus     –> EUR 9.74/tp-km
             F1        –> EUR 4.97/tp-km                A 1.5 multiplier applies as a means of
             F2        –> EUR 3.44/tp-km                encouraging more efficient use of rail
             F3        –> EUR 3.10/tp-km                infrastructure where a minimum speed             + Offer charge
             F4        –> EUR 2.98/tp-km                of 50 km/h is not achieved on long-
             F5        –> EUR 2.20/tp-km                distance routes and urban rapid transit           Charge where a train path ordered
             F6        –> EUR 2.94/tp-km                routes for design-related reasons.                is not taken up: EUR 80
             Z1        –> EUR 3.03/tp-km
             Z2        –> EUR 3.13/tp-km
             S1        –> EUR 1.97/tp-km
             S2        –> EUR 2.63/tp-km                +/– Incentive system to                                                                       Train path pricing information software of the DB Netz AG
             S3        –> EUR 3.13/tp-km                                                                 + Cancellation charge
                                                            reduce disturbances
                                                                                                                                                      DB Netz AG offers its customers the possibility of          Using the European Infrastructure Charging Information
                                                        To reduce disturbance in the rail net-            > 60 days:        fee for preparing
                                                                                                                                                      calculating non-binding train path prices on their rail     System (CIS) from RailNetEurope (RNE), crossborder
         × Train path product factor                    work, a charge of 10 cent will be levied                            the offer
                                                                                                                                                      network themselves. For this purpose, a train path          train paths throughout Europe can be calculated online
                                                        for each additional minute of delay               > 30 days:        fee for preparing
                                                                                                                                                      pricing information software program is available           by the user himself. CIS offers the possibility of calcula-
         Passenger             Freight                  affecting pre-designed trains if the                                the offer + 10%
                                                                                                                                                      on the company’s website at                ting non-binding train path prices on the rail network of
         transport             transport                delays are attributable to causes which           < 30 days:        fee for preparing
                                                                                                                                                      calculatingtrainpathprices.                                 DB Netz AG and many other rail networks of Europe. To
                                                        can be influenced.                                                   the offer + 20%
         Train paths           Train paths                                                                                                                                                                        access the CIS train path price software on the group's
                                                                                                          < 24 hours:       fee for preparing
         Express               Express                                                                                                                                                                            website, go to
                                                                                                                            the offer + 40%
         1.80                  1.65                                Noise based
         Regular               Standard                            component
         1.65                  1.00                                                                                                                      Welcome to CIS
                                                       + Surcharge for loud
         Light running         (LZ) Feeder               freight trains of 2,5%                          Further components
         1.00                  0.65
                                                        To support noise reduction                        Further “Other components”
                               0.50                                                                       are enumerated on pages 10–13.

     This is how the train path price determining components are linked to produce the final train path price:
     The distance-dependent basic price of the route category is multiplied by the product factor of the selected train path product. The resulting
     price may be supplemented by a performance-based component. Finally, other possible price components are taken into account when
     calculating the train path price. These can have a multiplicative or an additive effect. If you have any other detailed questions relating
     to the train path pricing system, the regional sales team contact persons named on pages 18 and 19 will be pleased to help.

     DB Netz AG offers the following ancillary and additional services:
     Ancillary services                                                        ❚ LiveMaps
     ❚ GSM-R based communication for RU                                        ❚ Train path graphics
     ❚ Operating programme studies                                             ❚ Train path studies
     ❚ Dispatcher workplaces in control centres
     ❚ Rail maps                                                               Additional services
     ❚ Timetable studies                                                       ❚ Stabling on railway lines not covered by an allocated
     ❚ Calculations of running time                                              train path
     ❚ Printed working timeables and speed restriction                         ❚ Changes after sending the train path offer                           European Infrastructure Charging Information System (CIS)
       brochures                                                               ❚ Movements outside line operating hours
     ❚ Network Traffic-Regulation Control System for the                         ❚ Feasibility study aT
       Customer (LeiDis-NK)                                                    ❚ Additional equipment at railway lines
       – Basic Version (browser-based application)
       – Premium Version (desktop application)                                 More detailed information on ancillary and additional
     ❚ Data exchange via interface                                             services, and on the associated charge lists are available
     ❚ Statistics                                                              on the company website

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DB Netz AG train paths portal – easy online access to the network ...                                                Frequently asked questions

     ... for the online booking of train paths.                and receipt of train path offers in return, via a defined
     Customers can use it to submit and administer their       XML interface. No manual entering of data on the           How can we calculate the train path prices for                Where can I find the currently valid train path order
     train path applications, alterations and cancellations.   electronic form is required here.                          certain routes ourselves?                                     forms?
     Customers can reach the train paths portal via an                                                                    DB Netz AG provides you with the software “TPS Price          The order forms for the working timetable, non-regular
     Internet client provided by DB Netz AG. Train path        Cost                                                       Information System” so that you can calculate the             services, construction machinery and other special
     orders are effected manually by the customer on an        The electronic ordering option via the train path          recommended prices for your use of the train paths            vehicles can all be found on the DB Netz AG website.
     electronic form. The order is then sent to DB Netz AG     portal is a service that DB Netz AG offers all Access      on DB Netz AG’s rail network yourselves. The current          Each form is accompanied by instructions with useful
     online via the Internet.                                  Parties free of charge.                                    version of this program can be downloaded from the            explanations to help you fill in the form and help us
                                                                                                                          internet if necessary so that it is available on your         deal swiftly with your order without the need for any
     For customers with a high volume of train path orders     Further information on the DB Netz AG train paths          computer even if you are not online.                          queries.
     and their own IT procedures, a useful means of genera-    portal can be found at                    You can find the train path price information under            At you
     ting train path applications is through the online        trainpathportal.                                                    can find the corresponding order forms in German
     transmission of ordering data to the train path portal,                                                              The software is updated every year and features both          language.
                                                                                                                          the infrastructure of the current timetable year and also
                                                                                                                          the currently valid train path prices. You can also gladly
                                                                                                                          request the software on CD-ROM. The order address             Who receives my train path application form?
                                                                                                                          and an instruction manual can also be found on the            If you have any questions about train path orders,
                                                                                                                          website, or simply ask your sales team.                       please contact the Regional Unit which is responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                        for your business. This is the Regional Unit with which
                                                                                                                                                                                        you signed the framework infrastructure usage agree-
                                                                                                                          How can I find out whether a planned train path                ment. Contact details for the DB Netz AG Regional Units
                                                                                                                          entails extending the regular business hours on a             are listed at the end of this brochure. Alternatively,
                                                                                                                          route?                                                        you can ask your Regional sales team for details.
                                                                                                                          On special customer request, routes can also be used
                                                                                                                          on agreement over and beyond the existing business
                                                                                                                          hours. The regular business hours of our routes are           How long is it going to be possible to order train
                                                                                                                          featured on our website, sorted according to the service      paths still using conventional methods (fax, e-mail)?
                                                                                                                          installations. At you         The train path portal of DB Netz AG (TPN) opens
                                                                                                                          can find more details in German language.                      the door to future electronic train path ordering
                                                                                                                          Use the search function to bring you quickly to the           procedures.
                                                                                                                          specific service installation.                                 The new communication technology permits a faster
                                                                                                                          You can also find the document in the interactive map          exchange of information between your company and
                                                                                                                          of the infrastructure register (ISR) in the factual data      DB Netz AG. In future, DB Netz AG aims to offer only
                                                                                                                          to operating centres under ‘Streckenöffnungszeiten’.          the train path portal as the sole means of submitting
                                                                                                                                                                                        train path requests. Go directly to the train path portal
                                                                                                                          Who pays the costs of extending the staffing times
                                                                                                                          of a service installation, and where can I find the
                                                                                                                          corresponding cost rates?                                     Where can I find information about electronic train
                                                                                                                          Basically we distinguish between train paths applied for      path ordering/train path portal?
     Electronic form for train path orders (Internet client)
                                                                                                                          in good time for the working timetable, and train paths       The DB Netz AG website explains the many advantages
                                                                                                                          for non-regular services.                                     offered by electronic train path application procedures.
                                                                                                                          For the former, DB Netz AG provides the railway control       You can use the TPN not only to submit your applica-
                                                                                                                          centre staff for you free of charge. When it comes to train   tions for the working timetable: our modern ordering
                                                                                                                          paths for non-regular services, DB Netz AG takes care         medium can also deal with all your non-regular services.
                                                                                                                          of the necessary staff in the service installations depend-   In addition, the website shows you the technical possib-
                                                                                                                          ing on staff availability. The corresponding arrange-         ilities for linking up with systems that you are already
                                                                                                                          ments can be found in our current Network Statement.          using. It also includes the application form: your
                                                                                                                          For the cost rates, please refer to the current list of       entrance ticket to online train path ordering. It goes
                                                                                                                          charges.                                                      without saying that you can also read and download
                                                                                                                                                                                        the user handbook here. Go to the train path portal at:

                                                                                                                                                                                        I intend to use the TPN in future to order my train
                                                                                                                                                                                        paths. Do you run any courses for working with the
                                                                                                                                                                                        DB Netz AG offers free introduction courses for the
                                                                                                                                                                                        TPN train path portal. Please contact your sales team.

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Contact persons                                                                                    Contact persons

     Head office                                                                                          Regional Unit West
     Mainzer Landstraße 201–203                                                                         Hansastraße 15
     60326 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)                                                                  47058 Duisburg (Germany)

     Sales Passenger                       Sales Freight                                                Sales and Timetable                   Sales                         Timetable
     Transport Services                    Transport Services                                           Dr. Michael Häßler                    Hans Mattevi                  Herbert Dopstadt
     Ralph Grassel                         Stefan Kirch                                                 Tel.: +49 (0)203 3017-4001            Tel.: +49 (0)203 3017-4101    Tel.: +49 (0)203 3017-4201
     Tel.: +49 (0)69 265-30530             Tel.: +49 (0)69 265-30540                                    Fax: +49 (0)203 3017-4031             Fax: +49 (0)203 3017-4110     Fax: +49 (0)203 3017-4275
     Fax: +49 (0)69 265-30503              Fax: +49 (0)69 265-30503                                You reach your Regional Unit at:

     Regional Unit North                                                                                Regional Unit Central
     Lindemannallee 3                                                                                   Pfarrer-Perabo-Platz 4
     30173 Hannover (Germany)                                                                           60326 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

     Sales and Timetable                   Sales                           Timetable                    Sales and Timetable                   Sales                         Timetable
     Michael Körber                        Jürgen Motzkau                  Gert Janz                    Gisbert Brauner                       Harald Hartmann               Rainer Hennings
     Tel.: +49 (0)511 286-49002            Tel.: +49 (0)511 286-49112      Tel.: +49 (0)511 286-49272   Tel.: +49 (0)69 265-19200             Tel.: +49 (0)69 265-19171     Tel.: +49 (0)69 265-19230
     Fax: +49 (0)511 286-49110             Fax: +49 (0)511 286-49110       Fax: +49 (0)511 286-49210    Fax: +49 (0)69 265-19050              Fax: +49 (0)69 265-19045      Fax: +49 (0)69 265-19070

     You reach your Regional Unit at:                                      You reach your Regional Unit at:

     Regional Unit East                                                                                 Regional Unit South West
     Granitzstraße 55–56                                                                                Schwarzwaldstraße 86
     13189 Berlin (Germany)                                                                             76137 Karlsruhe (Germany)

     Sales and Timetable                   Sales                           Timetable                    Sales and Timetable                   Sales                         Timetable
     Arvid Kämmerer                        Bernhard Buchhagen              Torsten Ludwig               Christian Becker                      Rüdiger Scherer               Thomas Lutz
     Tel.: +49 (0)30 297-41000             Tel.: +49 (0)30 297-40150       Tel.: +49 (0)30 297-40249    Tel.: +49 (0)721 938-7200             Tel.: +49 (0)721 938-7110     Tel.: +49 (0)721 938-7330
     Fax: +49 (0)30 297-40910              Fax: +49 (0)30 297-40197        Fax: +49 (0)30 297-40920     Fax: +49 (0)721 938-7209              Fax: +49 (0)721 938-7119      Fax: +49 (0)721 938-7209

     You reach your Regional Unit at:                                       You reach your Regional Unit at:

     Regional Unit South East                                                                           Regional Unit South
     Brandenburger Straße 1                                                                             Richelstraße 3
     04103 Leipzig (Germany)                                                                            80634 München (Germany)

     Sales and Timetable                   Sales                           Timetable                    Sales and Timetable                   Sales                         Timetable
     Michael Wuth                          Thomas Kleinsteuber             Michael Wuth                 Stefan Kühn                           Dirk Rothe                    Heiko Richter
     Tel.: +49 (0)341 968-7600             Tel.: +49 (0)341 968-7007       Tel.: +49 (0)341 968-7600    Tel.: +49 (0)89 1308-72100            Tel.: +49 (0)89 1308-72110    Tel.: +49 (0)89 1308-72120
     Fax: +49 (0)341 968-7609              Fax: +49 (0)341 968-7609        Fax: +49 (0)341 968-7609     Fax: +49 (0)89 1308-72102             Fax: +49 (0)89 1308-72102     Fax: +49 (0)89 1308-72815

     You reach your Regional Unit at:                                   You reach your Regional Unit at:

                                                                                                        Up to date contact persons
                                                                                                        can be found on the web at
                                                                                                        in German language.

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                       DB Netz AG                                 DB Netz AG
             Theodor-Heuss-Allee 7                        Prices and Products
60486 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)               Mainzer Landstrasse 201–203
           60326 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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