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Network Statement



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

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

As per the Order FOM/897/2005, until 2019, the Network Statement was published every second Thursday of February each year. After Order FOM/642/2018 (amending Order FOM/897/2005) was published, the Network Statement must be published 12 months before the next service timetable enters into force, i.e. on the second Saturday of December every year.

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

Cover photo of the Network Statement


All the chapters affected by the publication and entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 23/2018, of 21 December, on the transposition of directives on trademarks, rail transport and package travel and related travel services, have been updated by the entry into force, on 1 June 2019, of the Commission's Implementing Regulation EU 20917/2177, of 22 November 2017 on access to service facilities and rail-related services and by the publication of CNMC Resolution STP/DTSP/118/18 of 23 January 2019 approving the principles and criteria for the application of Implementing Regulation 2017/2177.

The key data on the railway network owned by Adif, infrastructure and circulation has been updated, with data available on 1 July 2019.

New Annex P, Capacity Framework Statement.

New Services and Prices Catalogue.

Updated Catalogues of Service Facilities and Station Timetables.


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


Service Facilities

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

Update to the financial and tax system for infrastructure usage.

  • Taxes: The amount for the Tax remains in force for the use and special exploitation of public railway facilities established in Title VI, Chapter I, Section V of Act 38/2015, of 29 September, for the railway sector, in accordance with Article 86, second paragraph of Act 6/2018 for the National Budget, Section, Chapter 6 of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends it.
  • Fees: The Railway Fees envisaged in Articles 97 and 98 of Act 38/2015 of 29 September for the railway sector remain in force, with the unitary amounts established in Article 97 of Act 6/2018 for the 2018 National Budget (Official State Gazette no. 161 of 4 July 2018), section 6.3.2. of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends them. The quantification of fees for using the RFIG lines is included; and the costs directly attributable to the exploitation of the train service are determined. The fees for using the service facilities owned by the general Directors of Railway Infrastructures, and their underlying costs, have been quantified as per the criteria for each fee type defined in Act 38/2015.
  • Fees for the 2019 Provision of Complementary Services: The 2019 fees applied to the provision of Supplementary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation, ADIF, will be those approved by agreement of ADIF's Board of Directors on 16 July 2018, in accordance with Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.
  • Incentive System: Comprising the Incentives Monitoring Committee with the participation of Adif, Railway Companies and CNMC. This will be applied to all trains running on the RFIG from when the 2019 service timetable is implemented, except for suburban trains (Cercanías), which are added to the system from the 2020 service timetable.

2018/2019 and 2019/2020 Service timetables

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

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


All maps of the network owned by ADIF have been updated with the changes made to ADIF's infrastructure.

Other useful information

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

As a result of the changes to the network assets owned by Adif, all maps have been updated; Section 1.2.2. Overall figures for the railway network; Catalogue of RFIG areas and lines and the Classification of lines by type.



Rail Traffic Regulations

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