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1 Network Statement 2015

2 Network Statement 2015 Edition: DIRECCIÓN GENERAL DE SERVICIOS A CLIENTES Y PATRIMONIO Dirección de Gabinete y Recursos The total or partial reproduction of this book remains prohibited without Adif s express autoritation.

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4 Chapter 1 General Information 1.1 INTRODUCTION 13 BACKGROUND 13 NETWORK STATEMENT UPDATE THE RAIL SECTOR IN SPAIN PURPOSE OF THE NETWORK STATEMENT RAIL NETWORK OF GENERAL INTEREST, RFIG LARGE FIGURES OF THE RAIL NETWORK OWNED BY ADIF LEGAL FRAMEWORK LEGAL STATUS OF THE NETWORK STATEMENT GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS INFORMATION ON TRAFFIC SAFETY REQUESTS, ALLEGATIONS AND CLAIMS NS STRUCTURE NS VALIDITY VALIDITY PERIOD UPDATING PROCESS PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION ADIF DIRECTORY EUROPEAN RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDORS, RFC INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS RNE ONE STOP SHOPS (OSS) DIRECTORY COMPUTING APPLICATIONS VIA RNE WEB GLOSARY 35

5 Chapter 2 Access Conditions 2.1 INTRODUCTION GENERAL ACCESS REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS TO REQUEST INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY ALLOCATION WHO MAY ACCESS ADIF OWNED NETWORK LICENSES AND APPROVALS SAFETY CERTIFICATE CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY AND INSURANCE PLAN OF ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF RAIL ACCIDENTS COMMERCIAL GENERAL CONDITIONS FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE SERVICES TRAFFIC REGULATIONS EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTS TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS ROLLING STOCK TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS INSPECTION OF ROLLING STOCK RAIL STAFF REQUIREMENTS CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING LANGUAGE ADIF INSPECTION OF STAFF 46 Chapter 3 Description of the Network 3.1 INTRODUCTION SCOPE OF ADIF MANAGED NETWORK GEOGRAPHIC LIMITS CONNECTIONS TO OTHER NETWORKS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE NETWORK 50

6 3.3 DESCRIPTION OF THE NETWORK MANAGED BY ADIF GEOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION NETWORK FEATURES SAFETY SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS SPECIALIZED LINES ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS RESTRICTIONS IN TUNNELS RESTRICTIONS IN BRIDGES / VIADUCTS INFRASTRUCTURE AVAILABILITY PASSENGER STATIONS MAIN STATIONS COMMUTER STATIONS STATIONS ON METRIC GAUGE LINES OTHER STATIONS WITH PASSENGER SERVICE ACCESSIBILITY PLAN OF ADIF STATIONS ADIF DIALOGA SERVICE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION POINTS AND DESKS TECHNICAL INSTALLATIONS AND FREIGHT LOGISTICS FACILITIES FREIGHT MAIN LOGISTICS FACILITIES SERVICES AT THEIR OWN RISK AT MAIN FREIGHT LOGISTIC FACILITIES FREIGHT LOGISTICS FACILITIES THAT CAN BE MANAGED UNDER SELF-PROVISION OTHER FACILITIES TRACKS TO SET TRAINS STORAGE SIDINGS FACILITIES FOR ROLLING STOCK MAINTENANCE REFUELING FACILITIES TECHNICAL TREATMENT CENTERS ANCILLARY FACILITIES FACILITIES FOR TRACK GAUGE CHANGES OTHER RAIL INFRASTRUCTURES CONNECTED TO RFIG OWNED BY ADIF INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS PLANNED FOR YEARS ASSETS UPDATE ON RFIG OWNED BY ADIF, DATA ON A

7 Chapter 4 Capacity Allocation 4.1 INTRODUCTION DESCRIPTION OF THE CAPACITY REQUEST PROCESS APPLICANTS REQUESTING CAPACITY DOCUMENTATION FOR CAPACITY REQUESTS TYPES OF PATH REQUESTS TIMETABLING APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND ALLOCATION OF REGULAR AND OCCASIONAL TRAIN PATHS CAPACITY REQUEST TIMETABLE (PATHS) PATH RESERVE SCHEDULE CAPACITY ALLOCATION DIFFERENTIAL USE OF INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY ALLOCATION PROCESS COORDINATION PROCESS CLAIMS PROCESS CONGESTED INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND WORKS ON ADIF OWNED NETWORK PATH USE CONTROL EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORT AND DANGEROUS GOODS EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORT TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS DISTURBANCES AND TRAFFIC CONTROL CRITERIA FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL APPLICABLE STANDARDS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL 87

8 Chapter 5 Adif Services 5.1 INTRODUCTION TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY ADIF MINIMUM ACCESS PACKAGE CAPACITY ALLOCATION USE OF INFRASTRUCTURE BASIC INFORMATION ACCESS TO PASSENGER STATIONS ACCESS TO TRACK GAUGE CHANGERS ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES ADDITIONAL SERVICES SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES SCOPE OF THE SERVICES CONDITIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES OFFER OF SERVICES, DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION ANCILLARY SERVICES DEFINITION CONDITIONS FOR SERVICE PROVISION FIXING PRICES 107

9 Chapter 6 Charging System 6.1 CHARGING PRINCIPLES RAIL FEES AND TARIFFS FEES RAIL TARIFFS UPDATE OR MODIFICATION OF RAIL FEES AND TARIFFS METHOD OF PAYMENT OF RAIL FEES AND TARIFFS PERFORMANCE SCHEME TARIFF APPLICATIONS REFERENCE TABLES PROVISIONAL CHARGES FOR 2015 ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE PROVISION LEGAL SYSTEM CHARGING PRINCIPLES CHARGING TABLES FOR 2015 ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE APPROVAL AND VALIDITY OF CHARGES FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES CHARGES INVOICING FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES 132 Estación Maps MAPS OF ADIF MANAGED NETWORK 135 Estación

10 ANNEXES ANNEX A 165 WORKING TIMETABLE 2014/2015 AND 2015/ ANNEX B 167 CATALOGUE OF INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT PATHS 2015/ ANNEX C 171 TRAIN PATH REQUEST FORMS 171 ANNEX D 173 ANCILLARY SERVICES 173 ANNEX E 178 MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS ORGANIZATION CHART 178 ANNEX F 179 REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION 179 ANNEX G 194 GLOSSARY: ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS 194 ANNEX H 200 CATALOGUE OF LINES AND SECTIONS ON THE GENERAL INTEREST RAILWAY NETWORK OWNED BY ADIF 200 ANNEX I 209 PRIVATE-OWNED RAIL INFRASTRUCTURES (SIDINGS) 209 ANNEX J 216 MAIN FREIGHT LOGISTIC FACILITIES 216 ANNEX K 227 TECHNICAL TREATMENT CENTERS (CTT) 227 ANNEX L 231 MAIN PASSENGER STATIONS 231 ANNEX M 243 WORKSHOPS 243 ANNEX N 257 AVERAGE CAPACITY OF ADIF MAIN LINES 257

11 General Information Chapter 1 Network Statement 2015

12 General Information Chapter 1 Network Statement 2015

13 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION Background The Network Statement (hereinafter NS), is the document that outlines the characteristics of the infrastructure made available to Railway Undertakings and contains information on the conditions of access to it. It provides details of general rules, deadlines, procedures and criteria related to tariffs and capacity allocation systems, as well as other applicable information necessary to issue a request for infrastructure capacity. It has been updated for the period 2015 including the Service Timetable 2015/2016, in compliance with Order FOM/897/2005 of 7 April concerning the Network Statement and procedure for allocation of railway infrastructure capacity governing all information necessary to use access rights in order to ensure transparency and non-discriminatory access to rail infrastructure for all Applicants requesting Capacity in order to supply rail transport services. Network Statement Update Index and Structure The Index of the Network Statement has been updated according to the common structure and Implementation Guide approved by the General Assembly of Rail Net Europe on 12 March Main Rail Industry Actors Information about the Spanish Rail Industry has been updated, including main actors, their duties and powers, as well as Railway Undertakings and Qualified Applicants registered in the Special Railway Register. Inclusion of New Assets in the Network Owned by Adif It includes detailed information about changes in assets (additions, cancellations and modifications) on Adif owned network, due to High Speed actions, modernization of the existing network and commissioning of new sections. It also includes, the major works of improvements and upgrades that have been made and/or are in execution on infrastructure owned by Adif. Updating the Regime of Service Provision Looking for a more efficient system, different Management Models have been established for Freight Logistics Facilities (section 3.7). These models are: Direct Management (section 3.7.1), Management at own risk (section 3.7.2) and Self-provision Management (section 3.7.3). Updating the Charging System for the use of Infrastructure // Fees and Tariffs Passenger Transport Safety Fee has been updated in accordance with the provisions of Art. 65 under Law 36/2014, of General State Budget for 2015 (State Official Gazette of 30 December 2014), which provides rising, from 1 January 2015, interest rates of fees fixed amounts, up to the amount resulting from the application of 1.01 coefficient to the amount payable for 2014, taking into account the provisions of Article 82 under Law 22/2013 of 23 December on the General State Budget for The procedure was to upgrade railway tariffs in accordance with the provisions of Art. 65 of Law 36/2014, of State General Budget for 2015 (State Official Gazette of 30 December 2014), which establishes rising, from 1 January 2015 interest rates of fees fixed amounts, up to the amount resulting from the application of 1.01 coefficient of to the amount payable for 2014, taking into account the provisions of Article 82 of Law 22/2013 of 23 December on the General State Budget for // Provisional Charges Additional and Supplementary Service Provision In 2015 will apply Provisional Charges for the provision of 2014 Additional and Supplementary Services by virtue of Resolution of 14 July, 2014, of the State Secretariat for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, which publishes the approval of the Provisional Charging proposal for 2014 Additional and Supplementary service provision in the General Interest Rail Network and General Information 13

14 rail service areas managed by the state-owned company Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, Adif, which period of validity shall extend from the publication of the Resolution to the publication of new Provisional Charges (State Official Gazette of 4 August, 2014). Service Timetable 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Capacity Allocation Schedule for 2015/2016 Service Timetable has been updated in accordance with guidelines of Rail Net Europe, RNE, for applications made by Applicants Service Timetable shall remain in force until 12 December 2015, and 2016 Service Timetable shall apply until 10 December 2016 (second Saturday in December, as prescribed under Article 7.2 of Order FOM/897/2005). Both include specific dates to carry out the relevant Agreed Adjustments and monthly adjustments. It also includes the updated catalogue of international train paths. Updated Railway Regulations Annex F Reference Documentation has been updated with the most relevant legal information in force for the rail industry on 12 February 2015, at national as well as at European level, containing additional references to the main valid technical standards Maps The information of Adif Managed Network Maps has been renewed and extended. Other information of Interest Published Royal Decree Law 1/2014, of 24 January, to reform infrastructure and transportation, and other economic measures, amending Law 39/2003, of 17 November, of the Rail Sector and Law 28/2006, of 18 July on government agencies to improve public services, as follows: Article one amends, inter alia the following articles of Rail Sector Act, Title IV, Chapter V. - Safety Regime in rail transport: New wording for Article 56 - <Rail Safety>; addition of a new item. 56 bis - <Responsible Body for rail safety>. New wording for Article 57 - <Safety Certificates>; Adding a new Article 57 bis. <Safety Authorizations>. Rewording Article <Conditions and requirements of subsystems in the rail system. Authorization, running and maintenance of rail vehicles.> E introduces a new wording to Article 77 and section j in Article Article two, amending 5th paragraph, section 1 of Additional Provision three under Law 28/2006 of 18 July, which shall read as follows: State Rail Safety Agency for detection, analysis and evaluation of safety risks in rail transport. In the scope of state jurisdiction, it shall act as authority responsible for rail safety, as established under Law 39/2003, of 17 November, of the Rail Sector, and in particular safety management, inspection and supervision of all elements in the rail system, both in terms of infrastructure, rolling stock, rail staff, as well as rail operations. It shall also perform functions related to interoperability of rail system of state competition. It shall also grant, suspend and/or revoke licenses of railway undertakings. Published Royal Decree 1072/2014, of 19 December, whereby the Rail Safety Government Body is created and their Statutes are approved. Published Resolution of 28 January 2014, the State Secretariat for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, that publishes the Agreement of the Board of Directors of Adif-Alta Velocidad, to entrust the performance of certain duties to state-owned company and rail infrastructure manager Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, Adif. Published Law 1/2014, of 28 February, to protect part-time workers and other emergency measures in the economic and social order; in the scope of Law 39/2003 of 17 November, of the Rail Sector, Articles 21, letter l), 73, paragraphs 1, 5, 6, 77 and 81.1, letter j) are amended, in order to set the procedure for amending and updating the amounts of rail tariffs, attributing to the rail infrastructure managers the power to propose these. It also empowers the Ministry of Public Works to develop and update the basic principles to apply bonuses and incentive systems laid down in the Rail Sector Act itself. Published Royal Decree 627/2014, of 18 July, to assist victims of rail accidents and their families, among others. Chapter III, sets the obligations of railway undertakings providing passenger transport services and of rail infrastructure managers, regarding the preparation of a plan of assistance to victims of rail accidents and their relatives. 14 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

15 The Rail Sector in Spain The Ministry of Public Works through the Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Plan PITVI sets specific guidelines for the integrated development of infrastructure, transport and housing in our country, with the aim of boosting economic activity through economic growth and job creation in accordance with the criteria of budgetary consolidation by optimizing existing infrastructure and planning according to actual needs. The Plan promotes the maintenance of existing infrastructure and ensures mobility by providing Public Service Obligations (PSO) in quality conditions. It promotes private sector participation in investment as well as the optimization of infrastructure enhancing competitiveness Main Rail Industry Actors in Spain Following are the main actors of Spanish Rail Sector including their duties and competences in order to provide an overview. This information is incorporated for information purposes only and is not legally binding. Ministry of Public Works: Organization and Functions // General Organization The Ministry of Public Works, in the scope of railways, has the duty of proposing and implementing the government policy in the field of land transport and infrastructures of state competence. The Ministry of Public Works is organized into the following bodies directly dependent on the head of Department: a) The State Secretariat for Infrastructures, Transport and Housing to which report the General Secretariat for Infrastructures, the General Secretariat for Transport and the Directorate General for Architecture Housing and Land. b) The Department for Public Works. As a body to give support and immediate assistance to the head of the Ministry of Public Works, there is an Executive Office headed by the Director General. Attached to the Ministry of Public Works are, through the head, the following entities and public entities: a. State-owned company Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif). b. State-owned company Adif-Alta Velocidad c. State-owned company RENFE-Operadora. d. State-owned company Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (ENAIRE). e. Government entities, State Ports and Port Authorities. // Rail Related Functions Pursuant to Law 39/2003 of 17 December of the Rail Sector, the main competences of the Ministry of Public Works related to railways are: Strategic planning of the rail sector and its development. General organization and regulation of the rail system, including the settlement of basic rules in the rail market and issuing the necessary regulations for its proper development, especially anything related to safety and interoperability of the rail system and the relations between the stakeholders. Definition of objectives and supervision of the activity of public business entities, Adif, Adif-Alta Velocidad and RENFE- Operadora and its funding system. Licensing railway undertakings, hereinafter RUs as well as granting authorizations to Applicants other than RUs for the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity. According to Royal Decree Law 1/2014, of 24 January, as long as the Rail Safety Government Body is not established, the duties of the body responsible for rail safety shall be performed by competent governing bodies of the Ministry of Public Works. Granting safety certificates to RUs and safety authorizations to rail infrastructure managers. According to Royal Decree Law 1/2014, of 24 January, as long as the Rail Safety Government Body is not established, the duties of the body responsible for rail safety shall be performed by competent governing bodies of the Ministry of Public Works. Granting authorizations to provide rail services in the public interest and establishing the aid scheme to awarded RUs. Definition and supervision of the charging system and approval General Information 15

16 Development of a general frame for tariffs and incentive system, to be implemented by rail infrastructure managers. Investigation of rail accidents in accordance with current regulations. Application of the penalty system. Other powers conferred in accordance with current regulations. // Organization chart of the Ministry of Public Works. See. Annex E Regulatory Body // National Commission on Markets and Competition, CNMC Law 3/2013 of 4 June created the National Commission on Markets and Competition as a public body under Additional Provision ten of Law 6/1997 of 14 April on the Organization and Operation of the General Government Administration. The National Commission on Markets and Competition is to ensure, preserve and promote the proper functioning, transparency and existence of effective competition in all markets and productive sectors, to the benefit of consumers and users. For the purposes of the provisions of the previous section, the CNMC shall function throughout the Spanish territory linked to all markets or economic sectors. CNMC has its own legal personality and full public and private capacity and acts in the course of business and to achieve its aims, with organic and functional autonomy and full independence from the Government, Public Administration and market players. It is also subject to parliamentary and judicial control. CNMC shall monitor and control the proper operation of the rail sector, in accordance with Article 11, Supervision and control in the rail sector and in particular shall exercise the following functions: 1. Safeguard the plurality of the offer to provide services on the Rail Network General Interest and areas of rail service, as well as ensuring that these are provided on objective, transparent and non-discriminatory terms. 2. Ensure equality amongst companies and whatever applicant, under the terms of access to the market of rail services. 3. Monitor negotiations between rail undertakings or applicants and infrastructure managers on tariffs and charges and intervene therein in case of expecting that the outcome of these negotiations may contravene the provisions in force. 4. Ensure that rail tariffs and charges comply with Law 39/2003 of 17 November, of the Rail Sector, and are not discriminatory. 5. Determine, upon request of the competent authorities or railway undertakings or interested applicants that the main object of an international rail passenger transport is to carry passengers between Spanish stations and of other European Union Member States. 6. Determine whether the economic equilibrium of public rail service contracts may be compromised when Spanish stations designed to pick up and set down passengers are affected by the performance of international passenger rail transport service. 7. Report motions for resolutions, upon requested by the Ministry of Public Works, in granting procedures of authorizations to provide rail transport services declared in the public interest. 8. Perform such other functions as may be conferred by Law or Royal Decree. Collegiate Bodies // Commission for the Investigation of Railway Accidents, CIAF The Commission for Investigation of Railway Accidents, is a specialized collegiate body, under the Ministry of Public Works which is responsible for the technical investigation of railway accidents and incidents. The Commission has full functional independence from the authority responsible for safety, and from any rail regulator. In the performance of their duties, neither the staff nor the members of the Plenary shall seek or take instructions from any public or private entity. The infrastructure managers will carry out in accordance with the provisions of its system of safety management, an internal investigation of railway accidents and incidents occurring in Rail Network of General Interest managed by them, without interfering with that carried out, where appropriate, by the Commission for Investigation of rail accidents, to whom the former shall forward the report of the internal investigation conducted. 16 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

17 1 Railway undertakings shall set, within their system safety management, guidelines and procedures to follow in that investigation of rail accidents and incidents in which they are involved. In any case, in the course of being involved in an accident or railway incident occurring in Rail Network of General Interest, they will conduct an internal investigation, without interfering, where appropriate, by the research Committee of rail accidents, to whom they shall forward the report of the internal investigation conducted. Commission for the Coordination of Transport of Dangerous Goods, CCTMP It is an inter-ministerial collegiate body, designed to coordinate the powers of ministerial departments in all matters relating to the transport of dangerous goods and implementation of the existing provisions governing the same, being mandatory to obtain their report from different Ministries in relation to any provision which they propose to set forth on this subject, as well as to serve as liaison in relations with international organizations in transportation of dangerous goods, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and upon agreement with the latter. // Commission for the Coordination of Transport of Perishables, CCTMP It is an inter-ministerial collegiate body, designed to coordinate the powers of ministerial departments in all matters relating to the transport of perishable goods and implementation of the existing provisions governing the same, being mandatory to be reported by different Ministries in relation to any provision which is expected to be set forth on this issue, as well as to serve as liaison in relations with international organizations in transportation of perishable goods, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and upon agreement with the latter. // National Council for Land Transport, CNTT It is a higher body of the Administration for advice, consultation and sectorial debate on issues affecting the operation of the transport system. Its role is determined by the preparation of relevant mandatory reports on all matters and issues as provided for under Law on Land Transport, LOTT, that created it, as under the Regulation of said Law, as well as on all those in which the Government or the Minister of Public Works deem appropriate. It is made up of experts in land transportation, appointed on account of their competence, by the State Administration and representatives of various sectors that have an interest in land transport: Transport Associations, RUs, Rail Infrastructure Managers, Clients, etc. Their main tasks are: Advice and attention to consultations on general aspects of basic organization in the sector and of specific aspects of the different services, including those related to common economic policy for various methods of transport, in terms of developing transport plans and establishing standard contracts or general contracting conditions for different classes of land transport, as well as regarding the charging system. Completion of mandatory reports, regarding regular passenger transport, among others, on the establishment, allocation and modification of permanent regular services of general use, railway state regulation projects, and transposing EU directives. Rail Safety Government Body Established by Royal Decree Law 1/2014 of 24 January with its own legal personality, for detection, analysis and evaluation of safety risks in rail transport. In the scope of state jurisdiction, it shall act as responsible for rail safety, as established under Law 39/2003 of 17 November of the Rail Sector, i.e. management, inspection and supervision of safety in all elements in the rail system, regarding infrastructure, rolling stock, rail staff, as well as rail operations. It shall also perform functions related to interoperability of rail system under state competition. It shall also grant, suspend and/or revoke licenses of railway undertakings. Up to the conclusion of the Government Body implementation process, the functions of the Rail Safety Government Body are assigned to the Directorate General of Railways under Royal Decree 1072/2014, of 19 December, by which the Rail Safety Government Body is created and their Statute approved. Art. 1 of the first additional provision indicates that the effective operation of the Agency shall be 1 April Moreover, Additional provision two indicates that on the effective date of establishment of the Agency, the Directorate General of Railways and the following subsidiary bodies shall be suppressed: General Department of Planning and Projects. General Department of Construction. General Department of Railway Coordination. General Information 17

18 Railway Infrastructure Manager, Adif Adif, state-owned company and Rail Infrastructure Manager is assigned to the Ministry of Public Works with their own legal personality, full legal capacity to fulfill meet their goals and own patrimony, and is governed by the Rail Sector Act, by the Law on Organization and Duties of the State General Administration, LOFAGE in the development standards of both, Adif Statutes and by budgetary legislation and other applicable standards. In the absence of these rules, private law shall apply. As to performance of duties, Adif management is autonomous, within the limits laid down by its Statute and taking into account, in any case, to safeguard the public interest, satisfaction of social needs, safety of users, and the overall efficiency of the rail system. To fulfill their duties, Adif may perform all sorts of acts of administration and disposition under civil and commercial law. Adif may not provide rail transport services, except those that are inherent to their own activities. Organization Chart Presidency Internal Audit Department Presidency Department Office Communications Department Human Resouces G. D.and General Secretariat and Board Finance and Corporate General Department Operations and Construction General Department Customer and Asset Services General Departmen // Powers of Adif Pursuant to the provisions of Article 21 of the Rail Sector Act, and in accordance with Royal Decree 2395/2004 of 30 December, approving Adif Statute, Adif has the following capacities: Approval of basic projects and construction of rail infrastructure that should form part of the RFIG, if so required in the relevant resolution of the Ministry of Public Works to determine their establishment or modification, and construction, provided it is carried out with their own resources and, in any case, according to the provisions of the Ministry. Construction of rail infrastructure, with funds from State or a third party, according to the respective agreement. Management of rail infrastructure owned by them. Control and inspection of rail infrastructure, of their safety areas and rail traffic running on it. Exploiting property assets, those that are assigned and those which management is entrusted to Adif. Drawing up and publishing the NS under the terms of Rail Sector Act and its implementing rules. Capacity allocation of infrastructures to RUs and other Applicants requesting it and signing framework agreements with the former. Issuing reports prior to granting -by the Ministry of Public Works - RU licenses and authorizations to provide services declared of public interest by virtue of LSF. Preparation of orders and circulars necessary to accurately determine the operating conditions on Rail Network of General Interest (RFIG). 18 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

19 1 Provision of Additional Services and, if applicable, Supplementary and Ancillary rail services. Proposal to the Ministry of Public Works of charges for providing Additional and Supplementary Services and collection thereof, as well as setting and collecting price amounts for ancillary services provided. Proposal to amend and update the tariffs for using managed rail infrastructure, management, assessment and collection of tariffs arising from the use of that infrastructure and, where appropriate, collecting the charges for additional and ancillary services. Cooperation with agencies that in other European Union states manage railway infrastructure in order to establish and allocate infrastructure capacity covering more than one national network. Sign framework agreements with RUs. Establish guidelines governing the procedure for investigating railway accidents that correspond to them, and preparation of an annual report that includes all incidents and accidents occurred as a result of providing rail transport services. Make a Contingencies Plan which sets out the measures necessary to restore the situation of normality in case of accident, technical failure, or any other incident that disrupts rail traffic. Resolve claims for damages on account of their activity. Any other attributed under applicable regulations. In accordance with Royal Decree Law 15/2013, of 13 December, Adif-Alta Velocidad and Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) may be entrusted, by signing the appropriate agreement, with the performance of certain activities. These conventions will necessarily envisage the economic compensation that would correspond to Adif or, given the case, Adif-Alta Velocidad, for the provision of the services entrusted. In particular, both entities may entrust the management of infrastructure capacity, and due to the interconnection of networks that they manage and in accordance with the provisions of Article 1.7 of Royal Decree-Law 15/2013 of 13 December, also the management of control systems, traffic and safety. Adif Alta velocidad has entrusted the execution of certain tasks to the public company Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias, Adif, as agreed upon by the Board of Directors of Adif-Alta Velocidad and published by resolutions of the State Secretariat of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing. The following are some of them: Infrastructure maintenance Capacity management and traffic Traffic safety Safety and civil protection Coordination of operations and follow up Stations Fuel International area management Internal auditing Notwithstanding the above, Adif-Alta Velocidad keeps the powers and responsibilities assigned as manager of railway infrastructure. // Adif Mission, Vision Adif has a major role as a driving force in the rail industry, making rail the mean of transportation par excellence and facilitating access to infrastructure on equal terms. Adif Strategic Plan establishes the Mission, Vision and Values of the company and sets their strategic goals. These are the following Mission Develop and manage a public service rail infrastructure system that is safe, efficient and with quality. Vision Achieve a balanced net operating profit in General Information 19

20 Applicants registered in the Rail Special Registry Railway Undertakings holding a Safety Certificate and License RENFE- VIAJEROS (Passenger) RENFE- MERCANCÍAS (Freight) COMSA RAIL TRANSPORT, S.A. (Passenger and Freight) CONTINENTAL RAIL, S.A. (Passenger and Freight) ACCIONA RAIL SERVICES, S.A.U. (Passenger and Freight) TRANSFESA RAIL, S.A.U. (Freight) TRACCIÓN RAIL, S.A. (Freight) LOGITREN FERROVIARIA, S.A. (Freight) ALSA FERROCARRIL S.A.U. (Passenger and Freight) GUINOVART RAIL S.A. (Freight) FERROVIAL RAILWAY, S.A. (Passenger and Freight) TRANSITIA RAIL, S.A. (Passenger and Freight) VELOI RAIL, S.A. (Passenger) INTERBUS INTERURBANA DE AUTOBUSES, S.A. (Passenger and Freight) ECO RAIL, S.AU. (Passenger and Freight) AISA TREN S.A.U. (Passenger) Railway Undertakings not holders of a Safety Certificate EUSKO TRENBIDEAK FERROCARRILES VASCOS S.A. (Freight) ARCELORMITTAL SIDERAIL, S.A. (Freight) FESUR, FERROCARRILES DEL SUROESTE S.A. (Freight) FGC MOBILITAT S.A. (Freight) LOGIBÉRICA RAIL, S.A.U. (Freight) MONBUS RAIL, S.A. (Freight) ASTURMASA RAIL, S.A.U. (Freight) ARRAMELE SIGLO XXI, S.A. (Freight) AVANZA TREN, S.A.U. (Passenger) VECTALIA RAIL, S.A. (Passenger) LA SEPULVEDANA, S.A.U. (Passenger and Freight) TRAMESA, TRANSPORTES MIXTOS ESPECIALES S.A. (Freight) IBERRAIL SPANISH RAILROADS S.A.U (Passenger) EMPRESA DE BLAS Y CIA, S.A.U. (Passenger) MOVENTIS RAIL, S.A.U. (Passenger) Railway Undertakings holding a License from another State and the Safety Certificate issued in Spain (Part B) TAKARGO, TRANSPORTES DE MERCADORÍAS S.A. SOCIÉTÉ NATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER FRANÇAIS -SNCF Other Applicants holding a certificate that authorizes them to Request Capacity CONTE RAIL, S.A. TRAMESA. This information is monthly updated on the site 20 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

21 1 1.2 PURPOSE OF THE NETWORK STATEMENT NS is the document, which Adif offers to RUs and other Applicants to inform them about the characteristics of the infrastructure and access conditions to the Network. It sets out the characteristics of the infrastructure made available to the various Applicants for the allocation of capacity and contains information on the capacity of each section in the network and the conditions to access to it. It also details the general rules, deadlines, procedures and criteria governing the capacity allocation and charging principles to be applied to use rail infrastructures and to provide various services to RUs. Certain issues regarding the contents of this NS and the procedure for Capacity Allocation of railway infrastructure are developed by means of Order FOM/897/2005 of 7 April, as required by Articles 29.2, 33.1, 33.2 and 35.3 of Rail Sector Act Rail Network of General Interest, RFIG Rail Network of General Interest (RFIG) are railway infrastructures essential to ensure a common rail system throughout the state or with a joint management necessary for the proper functioning of this common transport system, like those linked to international traffic routes connecting different autonomous communities and their connections and accesses to main population and transport centers and facilities essential to national economy or defense, pursuant to art.4 of the Rail Sector Act. Annex H to this NS includes the Catalogue of Lines and Sections that are part of the General Interest Railway Network owned by Adif. General Information 21

22 Large Figures of the Rail Network Owned by Adif Large Figures of Adif Non current assets 15,224,881 * thousand Own Funds 949,753 * thousand Equity 10,929,588 * thousand Employees Adif 13,337 * Provisional Data of Adif to 31 December 2014 Infrastructure and Traffic (*) Railway Network Owned byadif: 12,354 Km. High Speed Network with pure (1,435 mm distance between both rails) 57 Km. High Speed Network with Iberian gauge (1,668 mm distance between both rails) 84 Km. Conventional Network with pure Iberian gauge (1,668 mm distance between both rails) 10,887 Km. Mixed Network (combination of and ) 119 Km. Narrow Network of metric gauge (1,000 mm distance between both rails) 1,207 Km. Lines equipped with ERTMS 157 Km. Lines equipped withasfa 10,635 Km. Lines equipped with with Automatic Blocking Systems 9,210 Km. Lines equipped with ATP -EBICAB 228 Km. Lines equipped with CTC 8,777 Km. Train traffic Nr. /Year ,004,425 * Figures Rounded to Kilometers Pursuant to the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of 27 June 2014 were transferred to Adif Alta Velocidad 250 6kms. Iberian gauge (223 6 kms. between Plasencia-Cáceres-Aljucén-Mérida-Badajoz, of lines 500, 510, 520, 530 and 532) and 27 kms. of Iberian gauge on the line of Granada - Fuente de Piedra between kms. 59/560 and 86/520 of 426 line). Stations Stations 1,939 * Updated of Adif to 30 april 2015 Logistics Facilities Nr. of Main Logistics Facilities 52 * Updated of Adif to 30 april Network Statement 2015 V. 2

23 1 1.3 LEGAL FRAMEWORK The legal framework is based on the regulations and directives of the European Union and their transposition into national legislation as well as their implementing regulations and other provisions. It also includes applicable technical standards. References to these provisions can be found in Annex F to this document. 1.4 LEGAL STATUS OF THE NETWORK STATEMENT General Considerations The NS shall be binding for RUs and Authorized Applicants who wish to access infrastructure to provide rail transport services as well as for Adif, regarding the rights and obligations that may arise. Formalizing the Capacity Allocation to Applicants entail implicit acceptance of the rights and obligations contained in the NS. Mentions that could be included in this NS to existing provisions (Laws, Royal Decrees, Ministerial Orders, Resolutions, etc.) will be for information purposes only, prevailing in any case the text of the provision referred to Information on Traffic Safety On safety issues, regarding traffic and regulation, the information contained in this NS is for information purposes only, and the provisions of Regulation on Traffic Safety on the RFIG, General Traffic Regulation (RGC) in force, Traffic Specific Rules (NEC), Operating and Technical Instructions of traffic and safety (PTO) or any further applicable rules in force shall be applied at all times. According to current legislation, in particular to Royal Decree-Law 15/2013 of 13 December on restructuring the state-owned company Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Adif) and other urgent economic measures, Adif and Adif AV have presented to the Spanish National Security Authority their Management Systems of Traffic Safety (SGSC) in order to obtain the corresponding Safety Authorizations. Traffic Safety Management Systems of infrastructure managers must meet the requirements of European Regulation 1169/2010 on a common safety method to assess conformity with the requirements to obtain a rail safety authorization. They also satisfy the European Regulation 445/2011 on a system of certification of entities in charge of maintaining rolling stock Requests, Allegations and Claims Requests may be made to Adif within their scope as well as claims in proceedings conducted by the same and submit claims that must be resolved by Adif or be addressed to this entity, upon considering that any of the services provided by Adif do not satisfy the provisions of this NS, or the quality levels established in the provision of services. Depending on the nature of the communication, Railway Undertakings and other Applicants may contact the following addresses of Adif: Capacity Allocation Network Management and Planning Department Calle Hiedra s/n, estación de Madrid Chamartín, edificio Madrid. Traffic Management H24 Network Management Centre, Department of Network Management Centre Calle Méndez Álvaro, Madrid. General Information 23

24 Services at Facilities for Passengers Department of Stations for Passengers Avenida Pío XII, 110. Edificio Madrid. Services at Logistics Facilities for Freight Department of Logistic Services Estación de Madrid Chamartín. Andén 1. Agustín de Foxá s/n Madrid. Traction Fuel Supply Services Department of Fuel Management Avda. Pio XII, 97-1ª planta Madrid. Adif actions to settle and manage Railway Fees and Tariffs Department of Treasury and Accountancy Calle Hiedra s/n, estación de Madrid Chamartín, edificio Madrid. Compensation claims for Patrimonial Liability arising from damage caused by normal or abnormal Service of the Public Service provided by Adif General Department of Humans Resources and Secretariat General and of the Board Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid. Other Requests or Complaints arising from the Exercise of Public Powers carried out by Adif General Department of Humans Resources and Secretariat General and of the Board Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid. Adif shall neither be considered responsible for damages (loss, damage and delays) suffered by goods in transit, nor damage to rail vehicles, except if the Railway Undertaking conclusively proves that such damages are attributable to Adif. Reason for claim shall not be the lack of traction power supply, when it is due to a failure caused by a Railway Undertaking or the result of maintenance operations or works duly scheduled. In case of lack of traction power supply for reasons attributable to supplying energy companies the maximum compensation shall be set up by the Electricity Sector laws in force, and therefore it shall be addressed to the Department of Telecommunications, Energy and Energy Efficiency of Adif and Adif-Alta Velocidad. Adif shall not be liable toward Railway Undertakings for damages that were produced whilst providing services when they are the result of force majeure. Railway Undertakings or third parties shall be liable toward Adif for damages caused to the latter, to people as well as things and on their facilities, equipment, railway infrastructure, etc. In the rail sector, in accordance with Law 3/2013 of 4 June, it corresponds to the National Commission on Markets and Competition to hear and decide on claims submitted by Railway Undertakings and the rest of applicants concerning the performance of a rail infrastructure manager, Railway Undertakings and the remaining applicants, concerning: 1. Grant and use of the safety certificate and compliance with the obligations set forth in it. 2.º Application of the criteria contained in the network statements. 3.º Capacity allocation procedures and results. 4.º Price, structure or application of tariffs and charges as may be required. 5.º Any discriminatory treatment on access to infrastructure or services related that occur due to acts performed by other railway undertakings or applicants. 6.º Providing services in international corridors for rail freight. Claims must be submitted within one month following the relevant event or decision. 24 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

25 1 In order to solve disputes referred to afore, the Commission shall decide on any complaint and - upon request by either partyshall adopt a resolution to solve the dispute as soon as possible and in any event, within three months after receipt of all information. The decision issued by the National Commission on Markets and Competition in the cases mentioned afore shall be binding on the parties without prejudice to the corresponding appeals in accordance with Article 36 of this Law. Finally, for traffic involving more than one network, laws and regulations issued by each country or infrastructure manager are binding on Railway Undertakings, and any claim shall be directly submitted to the relevant infrastructure manager. 1.5 NS STRUCTURE The contents of this NS are pursuant to the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005 of 7 April on the Network Statement and the Rail Infrastructure Capacity Allocation process. The structure of this document is, in turn, consistent with the agreed common index established by Rail Net Europe, according to the latest update of the common structure and Implementation Guide approved by Rail Net Europe dated 12 March 2014, in the General Assembly held in Vienna (Austria), organization to which Adif contributes actively and which is described in detail in Section The standardized and agreed structure within Rail Net Europe, RNE, enables that clients operating in international traffic recognize a common framework in the Network Statements of different infrastructure managers. This will facilitate the access procedures to infrastructure, especially in the programming international traffic. Under this principle, the NS is divided into six chapters and their corresponding Annexes: Chapter 1: General Information; Brief description of the rail sector in Spain Chapter 2: Access Conditions; Includes the legal requirements governing the access to RFIG managed by Adif for railway undertakings. Chapter 3: Description of the Network; Main features of RFIG managed by Adif available for capacity allocation request Chapter 4: Capacity Allocation; It describes the process whereby Adif allocates paths for railway undertakings and authorized Applicants. Chapter 5: Adif Services; Description of Services provided by Adif. Chapter 6: Charging System; Description of railway fees and tariffs, as well as charges for additional and supplementary service provision. Maps: Maps of the main features of the network owned by Adif Annexes: The various Annexes collect all the information that can be frequently updated, also including information contents. 1.6 NS VALIDITY Validity Period NS will remain in effect until publication of a new one that replaces it and may be updated by Adif whenever contents require so. As for the Capacity Allocation Schedule, 2015 Service Timetable shall remain in effect until 12 December 2015 and 2016 Service Timetable shall remain in effect until 10 December Updating Process Agreements approving amendments to the NS shall be published in the Official State Gazette not later than ten working days after their implementation and, in any case, fifteen days before the date of effect. In any case, such amendments shall not involve restrictions or limitations of the capacity allocated, except given extraordinary circumstances duly accredited, or if affected tenderers give their consent or if they are part of actions eventually required for operation. In the latter case, it is sufficient for advertising purposes to communicate it to the affected tenderers and have it available to all Applicants, while incorporating it to annual ordinary publication. General Information 25

26 In case of printing errors, questions of interpretation or information gaps in the NS, Adif shall take actions as appropriate for each situation communicating it to the concerned Applicants. Similarly, any changes in legislation or regulations affecting the NS will be included in it. With respect to aspects open to regular variation (technical information), changes that may occur will have immediate effect upon publication or as of date when the modification itself is available. 1.7 PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION A version of the NS will be available, in PDF format or similar, on Adif website the day after publicizing -on the Official State Gazette- the Resolution of the General Secretariat for Infrastructure which sets forth the publication of Adif Board of Directors agreement that approves the update of the NS, in order to facilitate consultation. For understanding of international traffic companies, in said corporate website an English version will be included. In case of disagreement as to their content, the original version in Spanish will prevail. 1.8 ADIF DIRECTORY Adif offers RUs and other Applicants an organization that provides comprehensive services to facilitate access to rail infrastructure, both for the provision of various transport services of passengers and freight, and for testing rail infrastructure. Below is the Directory of Adif. For more information on OSS (One Stop Shop) Network of Rail Net Europe, RNE, please consult section 1.9 of this NS Adif Directory Adif HEADQUARTERS Headquarter Website: https://sede.adif.gob.es Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid Communication and External Relations DEPARTMENT OF RELATIONS WITH THE MEDIA Communications Department Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid One Stop Shop for Railway Undertakings and Applicants COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Presidency Department Office and Resources Department Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid Authorization for Connections to the RFIG managed by Adif, Rail Sidings COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Presidency Department Office and Resources Department Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid 26 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

27 1 Authorization to perform tests on the General Interest Rail Network owned by Adif COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Presidency Department Office and Resources Department Test request mailbox: Calle Sor Ángela de la Cruz, Madrid Information on Main Passenger Stations DEPARTMENT OF CLIENT SERVICE MANAGEMENT Department of Passenger Stations Avenida Pío XII 110. Edificio Madrid. Information on Other Stations with Passenger Services PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT Conventional Network Maintenance and Operation Division METRIC GAUGE NETWORK DEPARTMENT General Department of Operation and Construction Estación Madrid Chamartín. Calle Agustín de Foxá s/n. Edificio Madrid Plaza de los Ferroviarios, s/n Oviedo Asturias Information on Freight Facilities (Logistic Services) COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Department of Logistic Services Estación Madrid Chamartín. Calle Agustín de Foxá s/n. Edificio Comercial Andén Madrid RNE One Stop Shop (OSS RNE) General Information on Network Access ADIF ONE STOP SHOP (Adif OSS) Department of Capacity Management and Planning Department of Network Management and Planning Estación Madrid Chamartín, edificio 23 Calle Hiedra s/n Madrid RNE One Stop Shop (OSS RNE) of Corridor 4 for European Freight ONE STOP-SHOP OF CORRRIDOR 4 for European Freight Department Office of Network Management and Planning Estación Madrid Chamartín, edificio 23 Calle Hiedra s/n Madrid Capacity Allocation DEPARTMENT OF CAPACITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Department Office of Network Management and Planning Estación Madrid Chamartín, edificio 23 Calle Hiedra s/n Madrid General Information 27

28 Train Traffic Control and Contingency Plan NETWORK MANAGEMENT CENTER H24 Department of Network Management Centre H24 Department Office of Network Management and Planning Calle Méndez Álvaro, Madrid Traffic Safety DEPARTMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY Estación Madrid Chamartín. Calle Agustín de Foxá s/n. Edificio 21 2ª planta Madrid Rolling Stock Authorization DEPARTMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY Estación Madrid Chamartín. Calle Agustín de Foxá s/n. Edificio 21 2ª planta Madrid Studies for Exceptional Transport DEPARTMENT OF TRAFFIC SAFETY Estación Madrid Chamartín. Calle Agustín de Foxá s/n. Edificio 21 2ª planta Madrid Information on Civil Protection DEPARTMENT OF PROTECTION AND SAFETY Paseo del Rey, Madrid Technological Innovation RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY CENTER Department for and Technology Development and Innovation Calle Severo Ochoa, Campanillas (Málaga) 28 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

29 1 1.9 EUROPEAN RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDORS, RFC In 2010, the European Parliament and the Council set standards for establishing a European rail network for competitive freight transport made up of international freight corridors. The aim is to provide freight rail transport services with quality, trusted to be able to compete with other modes of transport. The main objective of Regulation 913/2010/EU (hereinafter the Regulation ) was to improve the services provided by infrastructure managers to operators of international freight transport. Several initiatives have contributed to creating the concept of corridors: the first railway package, TEN-T program (Trans-European Transport Network), the cooperation between Member States and deployment of technical specifications for interoperability and telematics applications for freight. Through the Regulation, the European Union wants to act in the following main areas corresponding to the harmonization process: Improve the coordination between infrastructure managers, Improve the conditions of access to infrastructure, Ensure adequate priority of freight trains, And improve intermodality in corridors. To achieve these objectives, the European Union appointed nine international freight rail corridors (RFC) on the rail network in the EU. As from 11 November 2013, European Rail Freight Corridors Nos. 4 and 6, Atlantic and Mediterranean Corridors respectively, transiting through our country, have formally started rail service in accordance with Regulation. Atlantic Corridor Adif and Infrastructure Managers in Portugal (REFER) and France (RFF) integrate this corridor totaling more than 4,500 km of tracks along the axis Sines/Setúbal/Lisboa/Aveiro/Leixões - Algeciras/Madrid/Bilbao - Bourdeaux/Paris/Le Havre/Metz, passing through international borders of Vilar Formoso/Fuentes de Oñoro, Elvas/Badajoz e Irún/Hendaya. The catalog of international paths of freight in this corridor is available on: Mediterranean Corridor Adif, together with other 7 partners from 5 countries, is part of Spain Infrastructure Managers Corridor-Adif-France-RFF-Italy- RFI-Slovenia-ASZ-Hungary-MAV-and TPFerro and capacity allocators Slovenia-SZ-and-Hungary-VPE). The Mediterranean Corridor connects Madrid and major Spanish East Coast ports with Europe through France, including more than 6,000 Km of tracks along the axis Almería-Valencia/Madrid-Zaragoza/Barcelona-Marseille-Lyon-Turin-Milan-Verona- Padua/Venice-Trieste/ oper-ljubljana-budapest-záhony. The catalog of international paths of freight in this corridor is available on: https://www.railfreightcorridor6.eu/rfc6/public/rfc6_pap2015_ pdf Documentation and Regulations: All documentation relating to these Corridor, including Information Document Corridor and Capacity available for 2014 for international freight trains, can be found on the Web pages y Both projects are co-financed by the European Union. Regulation (EU) No. 913/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on a European rail network for a competitive freight transport, sets standards for the creation and organization of international rail freight corridors. These standards create a body for each Corridor, called One-Stop Shop, set for applicants to request and receive responses in a single place and a single operation, concerning infrastructure capacity for freight trains crossing at least one border over the corridor. General Information 29

30 One Stop Shop outstanding duties are: Construction and allocation of pre-established paths in corridors Supervision of capacities. Coordination with infrastructure managers. Facilitate infrastructure access to freight RUs. Transmit traffic management information provided by infrastructure managers. Corridor 4 One Stop Shop is in Madrid and Corridor 6 OSS is in Milan. Request, management and allocation of Freight Corridors Capacity shall be made only through the Path Coordination System (PCS) software tool provided by RNE. In accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 913/2010, every corridor will publish a Corridor Information Document (CID) with the following information: All information regarding the freight corridor listed in the Network Statements of every national network. List and characteristics of corridor terminals Information on Infrastructure Capacity Allocation, Applicants allowed, Traffic Management and Traffic Management in the event of disturbance. An implementation Plan that includes a description of corridor characteristics, essential elements to transport, market research, objectives set, capital expenditures, etc. Traffic carried out in rail freight corridors are governed by respective relevant national standards. In network sections managed by Adif, Corridors 4 and 6 shall be governed by General Traffic Regulations and other valid regulations INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS Rail Net Europe (RNE) was created in January As a non-profit making association of Infrastructure Managers and Allocation Bodies (IMs/ABs), it is dedicated to facilitating International Traffic on the European Rail Infrastructure. RNE s Aims: RNE s aims are to provide support to Railway Undertakings (RUs) in their international activities (both for freight and passengers) and to enhance efficiency of IMs processes. Together, RailNetEurope Members are harmonizing international rail transport conditions and are introducing a corporate approach to promote European rail business for the benefit of the entire rail industry across Europe. RNE s Task: RNE s tasks are carried out by four standing working groups and by ad-hoc project groups coordinated by RNE Joint Office, with address in Vienna, Austria. In late 2010 RNE was mandated to become a specialized service provider to organizations responsible for international corridors, in the fields of developing operational procedures and tools to enter into service. RNE Network: Currently, Rail Net Europe is an association of 35 Infrastructure Managers and Allocation Bodies IMs/ABs, who are either full or associated members. All in all, their rail networks add up to well over 230,000 km of infrastructure. In their daily work, Rail Net Europe strives to simplify, harmonize and optimize international rail processes such as: Europe-wide timetabling, Common marketing & sales approaches (including Network Statements). 30 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

31 1 Cooperation between Infrastructure Managers in the field of operations, Train information exchange in real time across borders, After-sale Services (i.e. reports) RNE One Stop Shops (OSS) Directory European rail infrastructure managers and capacity allocation bodies that set up RNE have established a network of One Stop Shops, OSS, operating as Customer Points within RNE. One Europe -One Service RNE has established one OSS contact point in every member country. Every customer can choose its favored OSS contact point for all its needs regarding international rail services. From initial questions on network access, to international path requests and performance review after a train run - all these issues and further ones are approached by one contact point in the whole international train journey at the customer s convenience. Customers that are RNE Members and provide international rail services can therefore make use of the RNE One Stop Shop s bundle of services: A network of contact points guiding customers through the whole range of procedures: gaining network access, planning efficient international rail transport, international train path management (ITPM) and performance review after train operation. Response times have been standardized at a customer-friendly level (achieving these service levels is currently examined). OSS experts selected from sales and timetabling merge their expertise in these fields to provide service to customers together with OSS contact points. IT tools further support applicants by pricing rail infrastructure use, coordinating international train path requests and allocation processes, supervising & tracking international trains in real time. The list of OSS contact persons is available on:: OSS Directory The list of OSS contact persons is available on: RAIL NET EUROPE Joint Office Oelzeltgasse 3/ Vienna AUSTRIA Phone: +43 (0) Fax: +43 (0) Web : General Information 31

32 Europea One Stop (OSS) Logo Country Code Company Country AT AT/HU BE BG CH CH CH CZ DE DK ES/FR ES FIN FR HR ÖBB Infrastruktur Ag Gerard Pfeiffer RAABERBAHN/GYSEV Oskar Pichler Infrabel Sonia Mancinelli NRIC Tihomir Trifonov BLS AG Rudolf Achermann SBB Rudolf Achermann trasse.ch Christoph Rüegg SŽDC Marek Neustadt DB Netz AG Daniel Thelen Banedanmark Alex S. Nielsen TP Ferro Concesionaria, S.A. Petros Papaghiannakis Adif Félix Bartolomé FTA Kaisa-ElinaPorras RFF Patrice Laurent HZ Infrastruktura Biserka Keller Austria Austria / Hungary Belgium Bulgaria Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Czech Republic Germany Denmark Spain/France Spain Finland France Croatia 32 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

33 1 Europea One Stop (OSS) Logo Country Code Company Country HU VPE László Pósalaki Hungary IT RFI Simona Garbuglia Italy LU ACF Claude Lambert Luxembourg NL ProRail Jan Deeleman Holland NL Keyrail Marlies de Groot Holland NO Jernbaneverket Britt Jorun Overstad Norway PL PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. Romano Stanczak Poland PT REFER Patricia Catarrinho Portugal RO CFR Lucian Barbu Romania SE TrafiKverket Hans Lindersson Sweden SI SŽ Marjan Dremelj Slovenia SI SK UK UK Ažp Zdenko Zemljic ŽSR Blanka Ondovcikova HS1 Brian Blackwell Networkrail Ian Cleland Slovenia Slovakuia United Kingdom United Kingdom Organized by country code. More information on General Information 33

34 Computing Applications via RNE Web RNE has developed a series of computing applications through the web to facilitate Capacity Allocation processes, information on charging system and supervision of rail traffic, mainly: Path Coordination System (PCS) PCS (Path Coordination System) is a web application provided by RNE to Infrastructure Managers (IMs), Allocation Bodies (ABs), and Path Applicants, which handles the communication and co-ordination processes for international path requests and path offers. Furthermore PCS assists railway Undertakings (RUs) and Applicants in their pre-co-ordination tasks related to train path studies and international train path requests. In short, the PCS tool reflects RNE s OSS (One Stop Shop) philosophy of giving support to business processes and daily activities. A major improvement for the use of PCS in the freight business was achieved in 2008: PCS Integration Platform - the new module for enhanced communication with national systems of Infrastructure Managers and Railway Undertakings - was developed and implemented. Thus RNE provides a new, direct communication channel between PCS and national systems of railway undertakings, infrastructure managers (IM) and allocation bodies (ABs) allowing a two-way data interchange. With this module, one of the major obstacles to use PCS for freight transport activities has been removed: railway undertakings and IMs/ABs will no longer have to provide the same information about an international train path request twice (first in the national system and then in PCS), since it is now possible to automatically synchronize international train path requests data between national systems and PCS. To benefit from this improvement, Infrastructure Managers (IMs), allocation bodies (ABs) and railway undertakings have to connect their national systems to the Integration Platform. Since November 2013, PCS is used as a tool to manage preset paths compliant with RFC Regulation 913/2010. For more information, please visit the Web site: or write to Helpdesk: Charging Information System (CIS) CIS (Charging Information System) is a price calculation tool for international access to RNE, designed to provide customers with pricing information. A web-based umbrella system for the various national rail infrastructure charging systems, it can calculate the price for using international train paths within minutes, 24 hours a day - including costs for using train paths, station charges and shunting charges. The current objective of CIS s development is to align the information provided by CIS with the information in the Network Statements. The CIS website is on and the helpdesk may be contacted by 34 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

35 1 Train Information System (TIS) TIS (Train Information System) is an easy-to-use, web-based application which visualizes international trains from origin to destination. It supports international train management by delivering data concerning international passenger and freight trains along RNE corridors (TIS does not provide national train services). TIS delivers real-time train data directly to users via internet and generates reports based on historical data. Both TIS products are based on the same raw data: Real-time train information. It summarizes, gathers, centralizes and publishes information on trains running on most of RNE rail corridors (in a growing number of countries, incl. Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Switzerland), such as: Current and past train location Agreed daily timetable information Information on delays and reasons for delay The reporting function enables monitoring train and delay information over a given period of time. In addition a third product is planned to enable real-time data exchange between Managers and RUs using TAF TSI format. TIS was chosen as a supporting tool for European Performance Regime (EPR) - a joint RNE/ UIC project. TIS is accessible through: https://tis.rne.eu/ Helpdesk can be contacted via GLOSARY Glossary of terms used in the NS can be found in Annex G, including principal definitions and acronyms. Additionally, RNE has published a glossary of terms in English available on: htpp:///www.rne.eu/ns_glossary.html General Information 35

36 Chapter 1 36 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

37 Access Conditions Chapter 2 Network Statement 2015

38 Access Conditions Chapter 2 Network Statement 2015

39 2 2.1 INTRODUCTION According to Rail Sector Act LSF), RFIG (rail system) managed by Adif is accessible under the terms established therein - for RUs holding a License and Safety Certificate in force issued by the Ministry of Public Works or relevant body in another European Union Member State, for freight rail transport services, international passengers, or national passenger rail transport for primarily touristic purposes. RUs are entities holding a Railway Undertaking license, the principal business of which is to provide services for the transport of goods and/or passengers by rail, under LSF terms. There is a requirement for undertakings to ensure traction, and this also includes undertakings that provide traction only (Article 43 in LSF and Article 58, 1st and 2nd in RSF). RUs and Applicants that wish to operate on Adif Managed Network must be registered in the Special Railway Register (Article 55 of Spanish Rail Sector Act and Article 129 of the Rail Sector Regulation), reporting to the Ministry of Public Works. They must also have the corresponding Contingency Plan, approved by the Ministry of Public Works. 2.2 GENERAL ACCESS REQUIREMENTS Access by RUs to Adif Managed Network shall comply with the provisions of Rail Sector Act and its implementing regulations (Art. 58 to Art.97 of RSF). A relevant requirement for these is to hold the following: RU License. Safety Certificate. Allocation of the necessary infrastructure capacity Requirements to Request Infrastructure Capacity Allocation Entitled to submit applications for infrastructure capacity in accordance with Law and Rail Sector Act are the following: a) Railway Undertakings that previously have been RU licensed holding a relevant Safety Certificate and international business groups setting up said companies. All duly registered in the Special Railway Register. b) Transport actors, carriers, and combined transport operators that are interested in operating rail services and that hold the corresponding authorization, in accordance with Article 80 in Rail Sector Regulation. c) Public Administrations with powers to operate transport services and that are interested in presenting certain rail transport services. The right to use infrastructure capacity shall be assigned by the Rail Infrastructure Manager and, once assigned to an applicant, it may not be further assigned to another company. The use of capacity by a railway undertaking operating on behalf of a capacity grantee other than a RU shall not be considered to be an award. In any case, any legal business with allocated infrastructure capacity is forbidden (Article 35 of Rail Sector Act and Article 47 of Rail Sector Regulation). The request form for National Capacity is available in electronic form on NS link published on Adif Website, see Annex C.The request form for International Capacity is available in electronic form on htpp.//www.rne.eu. For the request and allocation process for international capacity corresponding to timetabling the use of Path Coordination System (PCS) software tool is provided by RNE. However, RUs are also required to submit a certified copy of the corresponding Certificate of Safety that they hold, proving to know and meet Traffic Safety standards, i.e Adif General Traffic Regulation (RGC) and other valid regulations affecting these, see Annex F, and be up to date with payments arising out of financial obligations owed to Adif and Adif Alta Velocidad Access Conditions 39

40 Who May Access Adif Owned Network National and International Freight Traffic According to the provisions of EU and Spanish law, freight transport is liberalized. Consequently, any Applicant based in Spain or another EU Member State, holding the appropriate RU license or authorization, may request Adif for Infrastructure Capacity Allocation in order to provide these transport services, following the established procedure. Upon capacity assignment, RUs performing the transport shall also hold a Safety Certificate required in order to run with their rolling stock and driving personnel (who will be duly authorized therefore) on the requested route. International Passenger Traffic RUs have free access to Rail Network of General Interest (RFIG) managed by Adif for the purpose of operating international passenger services from 1 January 2010, as set out in Additional Provision Ten of Law 39/2003 of 17 November, of the Rail Sector International rail transport services for passengers. Framework agreements, as amended by final provision one, section 2 of Law 15/2009, of 11 November in the Freight Land Transport Contract. It is necessary to perform such transport services to hold the corresponding RU license granted by the relevant body in a EU Member State. For this purpose, International Passenger Transport Service means passenger transport service of trains that pass at least once through the border of Spain and with the main purpose of carrying passengers between stations in different Member States, the train may be set and/or split, and the different parts setting it may have different origins and destinations, provided that all carriages cross at least one border. Transit is understood as the passage through the Spanish territory without taking up or setting down passengers, and/or without loading or unloading freight in it. RUs wishing to perform international passenger rail transport may apply to the Ministry of Public Works for a railway License, or if applicable, amendments thereto, together with the relevant supporting documentation for this purpose. National Passenger Traffic Royal Decree Law 4/2013, of 22 February, parliamentary approved and proceeded as Law 11/2013 of 26 July on measures to support entrepreneurs and to stimulate growth and job creation, in their Chapter IV measures in rail sector, provide a basis for the liberalization of passenger transport by rail and ensures that this - as provided in Royal Decree Law 22/ is produced in an orderly and progressive way, adding sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 to transitional provision three of Rail Sector Act. According to the wording of said transitional provision three in Royal Decree Laws 22/20102 and 4/2013, and Law 11/2013: As of 31 July 2013 rail passenger transport for tourism purposes primarily shall be provided in a regime of free competition as set forth in Article 42.2 of Rail Sector Act and Order FOM/1403/2013 of 19 July. For rail transport services referred to in Article 53 in Rail Sector Act, the Council of Ministers shall establish the terms for public tenders under Art without prejudice to Article 5.6 of Regulation (EC) Nr. 1370/2007 of European Parliament and of Council of 23 October Until the service starts by a new operator given the case- RENFE-Operadora shall continue to provide these services, fixing applicable compensations under the relevant contract. Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 42.2 in Rail Sector Act, temporarily, access for new operators to services that are not included afore shall be given if these hold the respective certificates of approval. The Council of Ministers shall determine the amount of licenses to be granted for each line or group of lines where services shall be provided according to competition, as well as the period of validity for such approval certificates. The Ministry of Public Works shall grant operating licenses through the relevant tender procedure. This procedure shall be public and ensure effective competition among all competing operators. By Order of 27 June 2014, of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, to publish the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of 13 June 2014 (State Official Gazette No. 162 of 4 July 2014), the number and validity of licenses for the provision of rail transport of passengers is determined, based on competition in certain lines and sections of the Railway Network of General Interest. Pursuant to the provision contained in the second paragraph 5 of the third transitional provision of Law 39/2003 of 17 November, of the Railway Sector, an additional authorization certificate allowing a new operator to provide, in competition with RENFE-Operadora, rail transport services for passengers not subject to public service obligations on the lines and sections of the Railway Network of General Interest will be granted. The additional authorization granted to operate the services referred to in this Agreement shall have a term of seven years from the grant. 40 Network Statement 2015 V.1

41 2 Below is the list of lines and sections of the Railway Network of General Interest on which the new operator may provide services of passenger rail transport, which are not subject to public service obligations. Iberian gauge lines: Aranjuez- Cuenca-Valencia Sant Isidre. Madrid Chamartín/ Madrid Atocha- Albacete Los Llanos- Alacant Terminal. Chinchilla Montearagón- Cartagena. Murcia del Carmen- Lorca- Águilas. La Encina- Valencia Nord/ Valencia Joaquín Sorolla. Valencia Nord/ Valencia Joaquín Sorolla- Castelló. Xátiva-Alcoi. Silla-Gandía. El Reguerón-Alacant Terminal. gauge lines, UIC: Madrid Chamartín- Madrid Puerta de Atocha (after it enters into service). Madrid Puerta de Atocha-Cuenca Fernando Zóbel- Valencia Joaquín Sorolla. Bifurcación Albacete- Alacant Terminal. Monforte del Cid- Murcia (after it enters into service). Murcia- Cartagena (after it enters into service) Licenses and Approvals The body proceeding RU licenses and approvals for Applicants other than RUs is the Government Rail Safety Agency, in accordance with the new Transitional Provision Eight in Law 39/2003 of 17 November of the Rail Sector, implemented by Royal Decree Law 1/2014 of 24 January: As long as the Government Rail Safety Agency - under 5th paragraph in section 1 of Additional Provision three in Law 28/2006, of 18 July, on government agencies to improve public services - is not created, the duties of the authority responsible for rail safety shall be performed by the relevant governing bodies of the Ministry of Public Works. Terms for granting these are in Section 4, Chapter 2 in Rail Sector Act and Section 3, Chapters 2 and 3 in Rail Sector Regulation (RD 2387/2004, of 30 December). For more information please contact: General Department of Land Transport Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid Art. 1 of the first additional provision of Royal Decree 1072/2014 of 19 December creating the Rail Safety Government Body and approving their Statutes indicates that the effective operation of the Agency shall be on 1 April Safety Certificate The body granting the Safety Certificate is the Government Rail Safety Agency, in accordance with the new Transitional Provision Eight in Law 39/2003 of 17 November of the Rail Sector, implemented by Royal Decree Law 1/2014 of 24 January: As long as the Government Rail Safety Agency - under 5th paragraph in section 1 of Additional Provision three in Law 28/2006, of 18 July, on government agencies to improve public services - is not created, the duties of the authority responsible for rail safety shall be performed by the relevant governing bodies of the Ministry of Public Works. Access Conditions 41

42 Granting terms are in Royal Decree 810/2007, of 22 June amended by Royal Decree 641/2011, of 9 May. For more information please contact: Rail General Department Plaza de los Sagrados Corazones, Madrid Art. 1 of the first additional provision of Royal Decree 1072/2014 of 19 December creating the Rail Safety Government Body and approving their Statutes indicates that the effective operation of the Agency shall be on 1 April Moreover, additional provision two indicates that on the effective date of establishment of the Agency, the Directorate General of Railways shall be suppressed Civil Responsibility and Insurance The entity applying for a license shall have sufficient insurance - during the term for Civil Liability imposed, i.e. for any damages caused to passengers, goods, baggage, mail or third parties. Likewise, this guarantee shall cover liability for damage to railway infrastructure, trains or third parties, persons or goods, requiring, given the case, a compulsory passenger insurance. All in accordance with Article 48 in Rail Sector Act, Article 63 in Rail Sector Regulation, amended by additional provision seven of Royal Decree 810/2007, of 22 June. Specifically, Rail Sector Regulation lays down the amount and terms of liability coverage depending on the nature of the services to be provided. Similarly, Article 91 in Railway Sector Regulation specifies that carriers and consignees of freight delivering or accepting it at rail logistics facility must be authorized to enter into such a facility with suitable vehicles, provided that the corresponding insurance covers the civil liability that may arise for damages that could cause. Furthermore, owners of freight wagons or passenger coaches who deliver these to railway undertakings for carriage, must have a liability insurance covering damage to people, rail infrastructure or others caused if they are involved in a train accident occurred for reasons attributable to them for their failure to comply with applicable regulation Plan of Assistance to Victims of Rail Accidents In accordance with Royal Decree 627/2014, of 19 July, railway undertakings providing passenger transport services under state jurisdiction are required to have, at the time of start of their activities, a plan of assistance to victims of rail accidents and their families, including at least the assistance provided for in Articles outlined in Chapter III of the Royal Decree. This plan may be part of another, which the company has set for similar purposes. The Directorate General of Land Transportation is the body responsible for approving the plans, of railway companies, to assist accident victims and their families, verifying that they satisfy the provisions of Royal Decree 627/2014 of 19 July, and that measures therein are sufficiently credited. Moreover, managers of the rail infrastructure in the General Interest Railway Network shall have a plan of assistance to victims of serious rail accidents and their families. These plans shall consider, among the measures of assistance to victims of railway accidents and their families, those specified in said Royal Decree. 2.3 COMMERCIAL GENERAL CONDITIONS Framework Agreements Rail Infrastructure Manager may conclude framework agreements with applicants to use rail infrastructure capacity longer than the working timetable. 42 Network Statement 2015 V.1

43 2 Framework agreements shall not specify paths, but shall establish the characteristics of the infrastructure capacity requested and offered to applicants and procedures to completely satisfy the rights of other applicants and their legitimate business needs. They may also establish guidelines for cooperation between the Rail Infrastructure Manager and applicants to improve the quality of services offered. To 31 December 2014, no Railway Company has requested to establish a framework agreement. There is a form of international traffic Framework Agreement developed within the RNE, for additional information on this model of framework agreement, visit the Web site:http://www.rne.eu/tl_files/rne_upload/downloads/rne%20 %20Framework%20Agreement%20Version% doc Agreements to Provide Services Adif may conclude agreements with Railway Companies or any public or private entity, which may be on the use regime of facilities or units of common interest and may perform supplementary business activities upon agreement or if required to be fulfilled. Contracts to provide services between RUs and Adif may include service request procedures, acceptance of terms, service suspension or termination terms, as well as obligations and duties arisen or others necessary to properly provide these services. Signing said agreements cannot prevent Adif from providing services for others similar to hereunder, without prejudice to the agreed quality levels. Adif along with RUs and other authorized Applicants may set up, where appropriate, contracts to provide services describing the scope of contracted services (Additional, Supplementary and Ancillary upon request). Moreover, any Railway Undertaking, holding the respective License and Safety Certificate for any certain line, shall sign an agreement with Adif Alta Velocidad to obtain traction electric power supply, and with Adif in order to obtain fuel supply. Price of charges for Adif services payable by RUs and other authorized Applicants, shall generally be determined as indicated in Chapter 6 of this NS. However, the Agreement may set any specific circumstances agreed upon with Adif, if applicable. 2.4 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS Adif has a set of rules and regulations required for train traffic and shunting performed safely and efficiently. Staff participating in traffic tasks is required to know and apply these, to the extent applicable in the exercise of their duties. The most important are: General Traffic Regulation (Reglamento General de Circulación RGC) Specific Operating Rules (Normas Específicas de Circulación, NEC) applicable to the high-speed lines Madrid - Cordoba Sevilla, La Sagra Toledo and Córdoba Málaga. Technical and Operating Requirements of Traffic and Safety (Prescripciones Técnicas y Operativas de Circulación y Seguridad, PTO) applicable to high-speed lines Madrid - Zaragoza - Barcelona - French Border, Madrid Puerta de Atocha - Valencia Joaquin Sorolla, Albacete Branching - Alacant Terminal, Madrid Chamartín - Valladolid Campo Grande, Coto da Torre Branching Branching to Grandeira. Pending approval of a new General Traffic Regulation, Rail Sector Act shall apply for rail traffic safety and by virtue of transitional provision one of Rail Sector Regulation, afore provisions in this regard shall apply Access Conditions 43

44 By virtue of Additional Provision eighty-nine in Law 17/2012, of 27 December on General State Budget, provisions applicable to the Railway Network of General Interest regarding Traffic Safety shall apply to metric gauge lines State-owned. However, as long as new technical standards specific for metric gauge rail system are not implemented, the provisions currently valid for that rail system shall apply, i.e. Rail Traffic Regulation and Signaling Regulation. Rail Freight Corridors numbers 4 and 6, shall be governed by regulation on traffic flow on every network of the various infrastructure managers where trains run. Consequently, routes along Adif Managed Network shall be governed by national standards. The full texts of these standards are available in electronic format on the corresponding link to the NS as published on Adif website, This information is available for information purposes only, subject to possible updates, so its validity shall be verified in the Directorate of Traffic Safety of Adif. 2.5 EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTS A transport is considered exceptional if it appears to be difficult to perform it due to size, weight and/or packaging, considering infrastructure or material to be used require special technical or operating conditions in order to run on the General Interest Rail Network managed by Adif in fully safe conditions. The conditions that define when transport is considered exceptional are referred to in the General Instruction No. 66. Should a transport involve two or more networks, the consideration of Exceptional transport shall be governed by international standards in force (UIC Leaflet 502-1). The procedure of these consignments is regulated in General Instruction Nr. 2, (IG 02) of 24 July The Commission of Consignment and Exceptional Transport prescriptions (hereinafter CCETP) made up of different rail operators and Adif, is responsible for managing and processing authorizations for exceptional transports. See section and Annex F hereunder. For more information, please consult Traffic Safety Department (Adif Directory, section 1.8). 2.6 TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS Royal Decree 412/2001 defines dangerous goods as substances or objects which transport by rail is forbidden, or authorized only under certain conditions established in the Regulations concerning International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) and other specific legislation regulating such transport. This type of transport can only be performed by RUs that have expressly authorized it in their license. Refer to Section and Annex F of this NS. For additional information, please consult Traffic Safety Department (Adif Directory section 1.8). 2.7 ROLLING STOCK TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS The criteria for approval and authorization of rolling stock as well as regarding maintenance of rolling stock, are described in Rail Sector Regulation, in Order FOM/233/2006 of 31 January, which sets up the conditions for approval of railway rolling stock and maintenance centers, fixing certification price for such material, as well as Royal Decree 1434/2010, of 5 November on rail system interoperability on the General Interest Rail Network. Technical Specifications for Approval (ETH) of railway rolling stock are in force since February 2010, see Annex F. Railways General Department of the Ministry of Public Works issues the authorization to put into service the vehicle in question, prior report of the Certification Body. Adif, upon request from the vehicle manufacturer or its owner, issues through the Department of Traffic Safety, the Running Permit (See Order FOM/233/2006, Articles 12 and 13). 44 Network Statement 2015 V.1

45 2 Every vehicle, before commissioning or using it in the network shall have an entity in charge of its maintenance and registered in the corresponding section of the National Vehicle Register (Special Railway Register). In the particular case of freight wagons, this entity shall be certified by the General Department of Railways, from 31 May 2012, by virtue of the criteria under Committee Regulation UE/445/2011 of 10 May, 2011 regarding a system of certification of entities dedicated to maintain freight wagons, which amends Regulation EC/653/2007. In application of Additional Provision eighty nine in Law 17/2012, of 27 December on General State Budget, metric gauge lines in State ownership shall be pursuant to provisions applicable on the General Interest Railway Network in terms of authorization and maintenance of rail rolling stock. However, as long as the new technical standards specific for metric gauge rail system are not implemented, the provisions currently valid for said rail system shall apply Inspection of Rolling Stock Any possible non-compliance detected will result in initiating disciplinary proceedings by virtue of Rail Sector Act. Furthermore, Adif, in view of a serious situation that potentially can jeopardize the safety of transport, may decide to suspend rail services or activities, pursuant to Article 86 of Rail Sector Act and Article 19 of Order FOM/233/2006. RU will be required to provide all support to the Inspection Services of the Ministry of Public Works and Adif, and RU shall neither be entitled to claim for economic damages from delays or disqualification of staff, equipment or systems, nor on a provisional basis. However, inspections shall cause the least possible disruptions to operations of RUs and other authorized Applicants. 2.8 RAIL STAFF REQUIREMENTS Rail Sector Act in its Article 60.1 provides that staff providing services in the rail sector shall have sufficient qualifications to provide rail services with due safety and efficiency guarantees Certification and Training Rail staff shall comply with Order FOM/2872/2010 of 5 November on the conditions to issue certificates that authorizes rail staff to perform certain duties regarding traffic safety; furthermore, aforementioned Order FOM determines the regime of approved medical and training centers for said staff. Circular Resolution 3/2010 of Rail Infrastructure Department, of 13 December 2010, governs the validity of medical fitness certificates issued by approved medical centers for railway staff, before and after 9 November RUs must also prove that their staff involved in traffic process has appropriate training and the mandatory certifications to perform their duties laid down in the Order mentioned afore section, mandatory to perform the corresponding duties. In addition to holding updated Authorization Certificates, RU staff related to train traffic and shunting - as far as concerned - must know Traffic Safety Regulations and General Instructions, rail concepts and have basic technical and technological knowledge, have specific training on the line, train and control office, and must have knowledge of vehicles, regarding operation and infrastructure. In application of Additional Provision eighty-nine of Law 17/2012, of 27 December on General State Budget, metric gauge lines in State ownership shall be pursuant to the provisions applicable to the General Interest Railway Network regarding railway staff, medical centers and railway staff training. However, insofar as new technical standards specific for metric gauge rail system are not implemented, standards currently valid for that rail system shall apply. Access Conditions 45

46 Language All communications regarding Traffic Safety on Adif Managed Network scope shall be in Spanish. In this regard, by virtue of European Union Directives and Traffic Regulation (General Traffic Regulation, RGC, Section 134), for communications relating to traffic safety, rail staff who relate to Adif must fully understand Spanish and use this language correctly to communicate Adif Inspection of Staff Any possible infraction due to non-compliance with standards shall result in initiating relevant disciplinary proceedings pursuant to Rail Sector Act. RU will be required to provide all support to Adif in order to inspect staff, and RU shall not be entitled to claim for economic damages or delays for this reason, in case of disqualification of staff, even on a provisional basis. However, Adif shall ensure that inspections cause the least possible disruptions to operations of RUs and other authorized Applicants. 46 Network Statement 2015 V.1

47 Description of the Network Chapter 3 Network Statement 2015

48 Description of the Network Chapter 3 Network Statement 2015

49 3 3.1 INTRODUCTION This chapter describes the main characteristics of Adif managed network, available to request for Capacity Allocation. 3.2 SCOPE OF ADIF MANAGED NETWORK The management of rail infrastructure and, where appropriate, its construction shall correspond - within the scope of state competence - to one or several state-owned companies attached to the Ministry of Public Works with their own legal personality, full capacity to operate and own patrimony, in accordance with Final Provision two of Royal Decree-Law 15/2013 of 13 December on restructuring of the state-owned company Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias Adif other urgent measures in the economic sphere. In accordance with article 1.7 of Royal Decree Law 15/2013, of 13 December, Adif-Alta Velocidad has entrusted to Adif the infrastructure capacity management, control, traffic and safety systems, among others. Annex H to this NS includes the Catalogue of Lines and Sections in the General Interest Railway Network managed by Adif pursuant to Article 38 of Royal Decree-Law 4/2013, of 22 February parliamentary proceeded and approved as Law 11/2013 of 26 July. Adif Managed Network primarily has combined traffic lines (Freight and Passengers). It has three lines with different gauges: Iberian gauge (distance between rails 1,668 mm). gauge (distance between rails 1,435 mm). Metric gauge (1,000 mm). Some line sections have a third rail, so that these sections have a double gauge (Iberian and UIC). Main lines of Adif Managed Network have double tracks. There is an information system called CIRTRA (Traffic by Sections), systematically registering the characteristics of Adif managed network.. Maps included have information on identification and location of the main stations and railway junctions of Adif Managed Network as well as on distances in kilometers between these, with details of different types of track (single track and double track, and electrified or non-electrified). The contents of Annexes are for information purposes only. In case of discrepancy between the contents of these annexes and regulatory documentation, the latter shall prevail over Annexes. There is a supplementary document to the NS called Capacity Manual which is available for RUs and Applicants for consultation purposes, which is sent by the Department of Planning and Capacity Management reporting to the Department Office of Planning and Network Management, to all those who perform traffic. This document details specific rules for capacity allocation applicable to every Network line, you can read a summary for every line in this document in Annex N Geographic Limits See Maps,and the catalogue of lines and sections of the General Interest Rail Network under Annex H Connections to other Networks Adif owned Network is connected to Portuguese network (REFER) generally with Iberian gauge through the following border points of Tuy, Fuentes de Oñoro and Badajoz, and to network of France (RFF) with Iberian gauge through Irún, Portbou Puigcerda/La Tour de Carol, although transit to France network through these accesses requires trains to change to standard gauge. Description of the Network 49

50 Additional Information on the Network Integration of rail transport in Europe requires a technical compatibility of infrastructure, rolling stock and signaling, as well as a compatibility of legal and operational procedures across European rail network in order to achieve the goal of Rail System Interoperability. In Spain there are currently 1,890 Km of lines operating with ERTMS, of which 157 Km. correspond to infrastructures owned by Adif. 3.3 DESCRIPTION OF THE NETWORK MANAGED BY ADIF Geographic Identification Track Typologies Adif Owned Network is essentially made up of: Non-electrified single track. single track. Non-electrified double track. double track See Map Track s Map 14, shows track types on Adif Owned Network, as described in section Passenger Stations and Logistics and Technical Freight Facilities See sections 3.6 and 3.7 and see Maps 2 and Network Features Loading Technical Instruction applicable to Network (1985 Edition) includes gauge contours and associated rules applicable to Iberian gauge, managed by Adif. General Instruction, IG 66, Loading Rules sets the standards that RUs have to fulfill in order to condition the load within gauge limits. Figure Table includes a graphical scheme applicable to load carriages running on Iberian gauge along Adif managed network - by virtue of General Instruction IG 66 - and the remaining main gauges applicable to Adif managed network // Combined Transport Profile Traffic of trains used to transport Swap Bodies, Removable bodies, Semitrailers and Containers, depending on size and type of wagons used is governed by Set point Series C no. 47, of 22 October 2014, along with Annexes thereto. 50 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

51 3 // Loading scheme LOADING GAUGE COUNTOUR ON IBERIAN GAUGE (1,668 mm) Description of the Network 51

52 KINEMATIC LOADING GAUGE COUNTOUR STANDARD GAUGE G-1 AND I-2 (1,435 mm) Pending Publication in Official State Gazette is the new updated Technical Instruction on national and international transit of carriages on UIC gauge. 52 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

53 3 GAUGE CONTOUR METRIC GAUGE (1,000 mm) For electrified lines For non electrified lines (Dimensiones en mm) Pending Publication in Official State Gazette is the new updated Technical Instruction Description of the Network 53

54 Load Limits // Load per Axle and Linear Load Railway Network of General Interest lines and sections with Iberian gauge owned by Adif are classified, for this purpose, into nine categories, with defining characteristics as shown in the following table, based on the maximum load per axle or per linear meter. Type of line Per Axle Maximum load Per Meter A t 5. 0 t B t 5. 0 t B t 6. 4 t C t 6. 4 t C t 7. 2 t C t 8. 0 t D t 6. 4 t D t 7. 2 t D t 8. 0 t At present most of the lines of the Network owned by Adif are Category D4. There are, however, some specific restrictions affecting certain points and lines, which can be consulted on the Operating Manual. On meter-gauge lines, maximum axle load is 15.0 t and per linear meter is 8.0 t. // Towable Load Limit The Table of Maximum Loads is the official document that lays down towable loads, for each locomotive and for different lines on the Network. It is available to RUs and other Applicants in the Department for Capacity Management and Planning reporting to the Department of Planning and Network Management. In general, the maximum load is determined on the basis of considering two parameters: The characteristic worst gradient on the train route. The maximum load of the locomotives, depending on the characteristics of afore gradient. Maximum load represents the load that a locomotive can technically carry if operating in extreme conditions. The application of the maximum load to trains can result, especially in case of diesel locomotives, in low traffic speeds which may prove to be incompatible with exploitation or with a reasonable use of track capacity. Therefore, regardless of the maximum load established, Adif may set conditions or reject applications that result in unsuitable speeds due to the load given by Applicants for a particular request for Capacity Characteristic Line Gradients Map 7 and 7.1 show characteristic line gradients on the rail network most important sections, for both running directions Maximum Speeds // Types of Rolling Stock For speed limits purposes, the rolling stock is classified by Types, in relation to the following determinants: The maximum authorized speed for each vehicle. Acceleration without compensation admitted by vehicles, according to the following five classes considered: 54 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

55 3 TYPES N A B C D Acceleration (m / s 2 ) The resulting train type shall correspond to the worst Type for any vehicle in the train set. // Table of Maximum Speed The Table of Maximum Speeds and Permanent Information is the official document outlining the maximum speeds authorized on each line. High Speed Network lines allow speeds of 300 km/h and above. The main lines of the conventional network with Iberian gauge generally take speeds between 160 and 220 km/h. Metric gauge lines take speeds between 50 and 100 km/h. Included in Maps 8 and 8.1, is an overview of the maximum speeds on each route Maximum Train Lengths The length of the rails at stations as well as other operating conditioning factors, are basic to determine the maximum length of trains on different lines Maps 10 and 10.1 and Maps 11 and 11.1, include of maximum train lengths allowed on each line, differentiating freight and passenger traffic. Within the framework of the Plan to Promote and Stimulate Freight Transport by Rail, Adif promotes management actions to enable and meet the demand for increased lengths of trains by RUs (Maps 11 and 11.1 ). Currently trains with a special length up to 750 m are authorized to run on Barcelona - French Border and Madrid - Valencia routes. In order to run with a particular length, it is necessary to request specific authorization to the Department of Planning and Capacity Management reporting to the Department Office of Planning and Network Management for regular or occasional trains and H24 Network Management Centre for immediate trains Electric Power Supply Adif Managed Network counts on 6,762 km electrified lines, with different gauges, using two different types of voltage: Direct Current In general, a nominal voltage of 3,000 V is used for Conventional Network and 1,500 V for Metric Network. Alternate Current Catenary supplies 25,000 V power at 50 Hz, normally confined its use to High Speed Network lines. Electric power available is limited depending on the power supplied by network substations. Maps 9 and 9.1, include electrified sections of Adif owned Network, as well as electrification type available therein Safety Systems, Communications and Traffic Control Safety Systems Adif owned Network has signaling and blocking systems of various technologies, and there is a tendency to use electronic interlocking (ENCE) with centralized remote control (CTC) at Control Stations and Regulation and Control Centers (CRC). Interlocking Interlocking is a set of physical and logical elements, that within the geographical area of a station or traffic unit, it automatically performs orders, monitoring and verification of shunting, detentions, releases and other actions necessary for the proper functioning of all railway signaling elements under their control, as well as ancillary systems which are to be considered case by case, pursuant to the functionality set out in the corresponding Operating Program. Description of the Network 55

56 Operations on interlocking can be done locally, from an operator station at an Office of Traffic and remotely from Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) systems. Depending on the technology used, interlocking systems are classified into: Electronic interlocking (ENCE), based on microprocessors. Electric interlocking, using relay logics, and depending on the used architecture receive different names: geographic modules, free wiring, etc. Mechanical interlocking, which authorizations are based on the ratio of keys and levers, and the transmission of the signals and switch position is generally mechanical. Train Detection Track circuits (CDV) Track circuit detects the occupation by a railway vehicle, of a certain track section. Every rolling stock entering the area protected by track circuit, it reports occupancy to the interlocking. When the rail vehicle leaves the area protected by the track circuit, it safely reports to the interlocking that the area is vacant. The physical configuration of track circuits is defined in the Operating Program of each interlocking. Axle counters (CE) Axle counter locates the train on a particular track section by counting axles that pass through the ends of the section. Interlocking safely receives information of occupancy / vacancy of the track section controlled by the counter. The definition of the physical configuration of axle counters, as well as for track circuits, is made in the interlocking Exploitation Program. Blocking Automatic Control Block System (BCA) Safety distance is kept regulating the train speed, never exceeding the speed limit that the driver continuously receives via cab signaling. There are various systems of BCA in Adif Managed Network. The section corresponding to safety systems shows the various systems available. Side Signal Block System (BSL) A safe distance between trains is ensured by signal indications. It is similar to the BA listed below, though specific of highspeed lines. Automatic Release Block System (BLA) This blocking system generally has one-block section between stations, which is protected automatically by signals and axle counter devices. Depending on the track and signaling conditions, there are several types of Automatic Release Block System, similar to the Automatic Block System, described as follows. Automatic Block System (BA) It generally has intermediate block sections between stations, which are automatically protected by signals. Depending on the signaling and track conditions, there is a Single-Track Automatic Block System (BAU), a double track Automatic Block System (BAD), and an Automatic Pooled Block System (BAB). Radio Traffic Control (CCR) This block system is used on lines with little traffic, and train traffic is ensured by a permanently reporting to the Head of CCR of the status of the trains on sections, of authorizations given to drivers and notice of train arrivals. Closed radio communications are used. Manual Electric Block (BEM) It consists of electrically connecting the output signals of two collateral stations, through the systems of request and track allocation or track supply represented in the control panel of the stations, to prevent simultaneous access of two trains to the section. Telephone Block (BT) Blocking the section between two open stations is ensured by telephone messages sent between Operating Managers. The existing blocks on every line are included in Maps 12 and Network Statement 2015 V. 2

57 Automatic Train Protection Systems Trains running on certain lines may be required to be motor vehicles be equipped with one of the following systems, therefore it will be indicated in the Capacities Manual. Detailed in Maps 13 and 13.1 are the lines that are equipped with these systems. ERTMS Protection system that continuously monitors train speed and governs its running through cab signaling. It complies with European standards on interoperability. It currently combines two systems: ETCS (European Traffic Control System focused on train protection and signaling), and GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communications for Railways responsible for communications). LZB Protection system that continuously monitors train speed and governs its running through cab signaling. EBICAB Protection system that continuously monitors train speed upon timely information of fixed signals received through the balises. Train drivers shall always obey the order of fixed signals and perform in the cab the corresponding operations. ASFA, Announcement of Signals and Automatic Braking. Protection system that monitors train speed upon timely information of fixed signals received through the balises. Train drivers shall always obey the order of fixed signals and perform in the cab the corresponding operations. ASFA is installed on all major lines of the General Interest Rail Network owned by Adif. This system in its modern development is called Digital ASFA Traffic Control and Management Systems Da Vinci Control and Management Platform that integrates and centralizes subsystems of signaling, electrification, communications, etc. enabling their remote monitoring and communication. CTC, Centralized Traffic Control A platform in a central control station centralizes interlocking and blocking of a line or area. CRC, Control and Regulation Centre Centre that manages, organizes and coordinates rail traffic and safety systems. PRO, Regional Operations Office Centre where it is possible to manage exclusively an interlocking of a line facility, by CRC transfer. It is considered a second level of traffic control. PLO, Operations Local Office Centre where it is possible to manage traffic of a line section, by CRC transfer. It is considered a third level of traffic control Communication Systems Train traffic on certain lines may require motor vehicles to be equipped with one of these systems, as indicated in the Capacity Manual. // Mobile Communications GSM-R, (Voice and Data). It is a development of GSM technology, specific for communication and rail applications, with exclusive frequency bands to avoid any type of interference. As ERTMS subsystem it shall enable European rail interoperability. High speed lines already have GSM-R. Train-Ground Analogue radiotelephone system called Train-Ground that enables individual communications between trains and the Control Centre or Regulation and Control Centre, which is installed on most Network main lines, in view of a gradual migration towards GSM-R system planned for the entire network. Radiotelephone system is mandatory for train traffic running on a single-agent regime. Description of the Network 57

58 Protection and Safety The mission of Adif Safety and Security a Department is to lead, coordinate and organize the actions of human and technical resources in order to safeguard resources of the company, security of persons and goods, as well as to direct civil protection policy and monitor compliance therewith. Management of safety and security develops from Safety and Security Centers (CPS), which are geographically distributed and respond and manage immediately, alerts and alarms within their scope, activates necessary resources for processing and collects and transmits necessary information for a comprehensive management. Territorial CPS are coordinated by the Center for Self-Defense and Security (CASH24) integrated into the H24 Network Management Centre. RFIG managed by Adif offers Self-protection Plans for infrastructures identified in the catalog I of the Basic Self-Protection, where periodically maintenance of efficacy is performed through inspections of facilities, simulations, documentation reviews and audits of the entire system of self-protection. These Protection Plans are registered in the Autonomous Communities where powers are transferred in the field of civil protection. Adif has a Master Emergency Actions Plan (PDAE) that provides an overall performance criteria in case of emergency. 3.4 TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS Specialized Lines On the Network owned by Adif currently there are no lines declared specialized for the provision of certain types of service. There are however, certain lines with greater dedication to passenger traffic in which traffic can be restricted, or these restrictions only affect the priority allocation of capacity for such particular traffic or for regulation of train traffic Environmental s Rail infrastructure manager and RUs shall comply with the provisions of Royal Decree-Law 11/2005 of 22 July, on the approval of urgent measures on forest fires. Measures to prevent the risk of wildfires of the rail infrastructure manager are articulated in the Fire Prevention Plan on Track and Surroundings throughout the national territory. This plan, prepared in accordance with the rules of fire prevention, identifies risks, preventive and corrective actions and recommendations to be considered for risk activities. Network Management Center H24 of Adif coordinates RUs and the areas of infrastructure maintenance and traffic management to minimize the possibility of fire. In case of extreme weather risk (high temperatures and low humidity air) traffic of certain transport and trains on certain routes may be restricted. Moreover, in case of accident or incident involving risk of affecting the soil and/or water by discharge of pollutants, the rail infrastructure manager, as owner of the land affected, shall communicate to the competent public authorities the fact and act according to their requirements and current legislation on contaminated soil, and can take the necessary measures regarding restrictions of train traffic. RUs shall be obliged to cooperate with the rail infrastructure manager to the extent they are concerned (either as cause of the accident and/or as carriers of the pollutant) to restore the initial situation. As regards noise pollution, basic state legislation arises from Directive 2002/49/EC on Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise, which basic provisions were incorporated into Law 37/2003 of 17 November on Noise. This Law and the Royal Decree that partially implements it, 1513/2005, of 16 December, require the preparation of strategic noise maps and related action plans for major railway axles, defined as those railway sections that exceed 30,000 train traffic/year. Later Royal Decree 1367/2007, of 19 October, completed the development of the Act, establishing methods and indexes for assessment of environmental noise, acoustic quality objectives for diversity of soil use and emission limit values for new infrastructure. 58 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

59 3 Moreover, the European Railway Agency (ERA) establishes the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI), which are the three requirements for every rail subsystem to enter the interoperable European network, amongst the Technical Specification is that of noise (TSI-NOISE), which provides -inter alia- the noise limit values for units stabled and their commissioning, their passing noise and cabin noise Transport of Dangerous Goods Transport of dangerous goods on Adif owned Network is governed by Regulation concerning International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail, RID, RD 412/2001, of 20 April. Major traffic restrictions covered are as follows: Prohibition to run on lines that pass through towns when there are alternatives to bypass these. In general stabling at inhabited stations shall not be planned. In general, detentions in tunnels over 100 meters long shall not be planned. In case of failure, Adif may adopt appropriate measures for traffic or stabling of trains Restrictions in Tunnels Restrictions on traffic in tunnels can come given for various reasons of a different nature, among others, the following: * Dangerous Goods. * Transport of swap bodies, non-movable bodies, semi-trailers and containers. * Detectors of falling objects. * > 5 km long trains running in tunnels. For these cases and others that could impose some running restriction in tunnels, Adif publishes the relevant regulations governing the restrictions applicable in each case. See Annex F of this NS Restrictions in Bridges / Viaducts Traffic restrictions on bridges and viaducts, is usually related to the categories of lines depending on the maximum allowable axle load and meter. See section Load Limit. Chapters 6 and 7 in Operating Manual, show the information related to these criteria, as well as restrictions on specific points of the General Interest Rail Network or each line category. The aforementioned manual is available on Adif website, as well as the Network Statement. 3.5 INFRASTRUCTURE AVAILABILITY The effective period of opening and closing stations may be consulted in Instructions B published monthly by each of the Department of Operations reporting to the Department Office of Maintenance and Operation of Conventional Network of Adif, or in the so-called Train Document if applicable. Despite the general tendency to remotely control Adif owned Network main lines through CTC, there are still some parts that are open to traffic all day long. Adif is also entrusted with ongoing conservation efforts and investment in lines they own, whether through maintenance of infrastructures in service, or carrying out works to improve and expand their network. Executing this work may involve some inevitable restrictions to traffic. Should rail traffic be inevitably affected by such works, Adif will try to cause as little disturbance as possible and promote infrastructure improvements that will result in better service by Adif, see section 4.5 Maintenance and Works in the Network Owned by Adif, under Section 4 of this document. Description of the Network 59

60 3.6 PASSENGER STATIONS Main Stations Main stations managed by Adif are seen as landmarks of the city, equipped with accessible spaces, functional, and environmentally friendly where customers can enjoy a variety of services related to railways and modal exchange, commercial offer and social and cultural activities. Railway Infrastructure Manager priority is to design and construct rail stations with comprehensive sustainability criteria, considering the whole life cycle of the station and quality service provision based on the characteristics of each station, taking into account: Suitable dimensioning of spaces and equipment. A proper operation of facilities (cleaning, maintenance, conservation, conditioning, etc.). Creation of safe environments. A commercial offer geared to the needs of customers and the city. Information related to the station and services in it, in Spanish and, if necessary, in the official languages of the respective Autonomous Communities. A model of stations marketing is offered to customers and cities by a diverse and attractive commercial offer, under the following brands and A list of stations owned by Adif is classified by categories in TABLE 4 Station Classification by virtue of Order FOM/2336/2012 of 31 October, amending Order FOM/898/2005 of 8 April, which fixes the level of railway charges set out in Articles 74 and 75 of Law 39/2003, of 17 November, of Rail Sector. See Map 2. Annex L includes the basic characteristics of main passenger stations: number of tracks at the station, identifying whether these are electrified or not, length and height of platforms, and availability of sidings. For more information, please see Commuter Stations Commuter stations provide public service in large urban and areas of influence, representing a sustainable public transport, efficient and with an attractive offer to mobility demands in this area. They aim to offer public service with criteria of quality, efficiency, innovation, and focus on clients, safety and sustainability, combining business criteria with those of state and territorial public interest. Commuter hub providing services are: Asturias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia/Alicante, San Sebastian, Santander, Sevilla, Valencia and Zaragoza. Adif and RENFE-Operadora have signed an agreement entrusting RENFE Operadora with the integrated management and administration of these stations Stations on Metric Lines These are stations with commuter and regional services that structure rail in Spanish territory. Adif and RENFE Operadora Group have signed an agreement by which RENFE-Operadora is entrusted with the integral management and administration of these stations Other Stations with Passenger Service Stations which are medium-sized or small, located in towns that are not province capitals and which have commercial stops for passenger trains. 60 Network Statement 2015 V. 2

61 Accessibility Plan of Adif Stations In line with the commitment of the rail infrastructure manager on accessibility of stations and services provided therein, the Accessibility Plan of Stations contemplates their adaptation, so as to allow accessibility for disabled people to rail services. At main stations, work is being done to allow access to services for people hearing, speech and visually impaired. In general, the height of the platforms in Spain conforms to the provisions in the Commission Decision 2008/164/CE of 21 December 2007, published in DOUE of 07/03/2008, concerning the technical specification of interoperability relating to persons with reduced mobility in high speed and conventional Transeuropean rail systems. For main stations please check the platform height in the leaflets under Annex L. On platforms of conventional rail network, two nominal values of platform height are permitted, namely, 550 mm above the running surface for conventional traffic and 760 mm above the running surface for high-speed traffic. Furthermore as stated in section 7.4. Specific cases, subsection Platform height, under Technical Specification for Interoperability TSI on a permanent basis, a platform height of 680 mm above the running surface is authorized for platforms specifically designed for commuter or regional traffic. In metric gauge stations, platforms are located at a nominal height of 1.05 m. (Royal Decree 1544/2007, of 23 November) Adif Dialoga Service It is a service designed by Adif -in the Plan of Accessible Services- to facilitate access to information and communication in railway environments to persons with deafness or hearing impaired, using the latest technologies in the market and meeting the commitments arising from the implementation of the Spanish Sign Language. The service consists in the following action lines: Information via mobile and communication via texting. Insertion of pre-recorded Spanish sign language and text messages on information monitors at stations. Video-interpreting Service. Imparting courses of Spanish sign language to staff at Stations. Stations where this service has been implemented are: A Coruña, Gijón, Oviedo, and Vigo Guixar Interactive Information Points and Desks Adif has 30 information points to facilitate customers and passengers at the station - in an interactive and accessible way- the most relevant information of the station (train services, commercial, intermodal...) and the rail traffic situation. Aforementioned information points are located at the following stations: Intermodal Abando Indalecio Prieto, Salamanca, Valencia Estaciò del Nord. 3.7 TECHNICAL INSTALLATIONS AND FREIGHT LOGISTICS FACILITIES Adif, through their network of facilities, facilitates a modal exchange of freight and provides Railway Undertakings and Applicants with logistics services necessary to add value to the transport chain. If Adif does not directly or indirectly perform such services, they shall establish the corresponding contract of space availability to use their logistics facilities. Description of the Network 61

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