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Regulatory bodies

A Regulatory Body is to be established/set up in every Member State.

The main task of the Regulatory Body is to ensure a fair and non-discriminatory access to the rail network and services. The legal basis for the creation and competence of the Regulatory Body can be found in Article 10.7 of Directive 2001/12/EC and in Articles 30 and 31 of Directive 2001/14/EC.

Organisational independence

The Regulatory Body is a body independent from any infrastructure manager, charging body, allocation body or applicant. It is independent in its organisation, legal structure, funding and in its decision making. Decisions taken by the Regulatory Body shall be subject to judicial review.

Main tasks

The Regulatory Body shall be an appeal body in relation to decisions taken by an infrastructure manager or a railway undertaking regarding discriminatory access conditions.

Any applicant or interested party may lodge a complaint with the Regulatory Body if it feels that it has been treated unjustly, has been subject to discrimination or injured in any other way.

The Regulatory Body shall ensure that the charges set by the infrastructure manager are non-discriminatory. It shall supervise any negotiation between an applicant and an infrastructure manager on the level of the charges and intervene if necessary.

The Regulatory Body shall monitor the competition in the rail services market. In its monitoring function it shall decide on complaints or on its own initiative on appropriate measures to correct undesirable developments.

The Regulatory Body shall have the right to request relevant information from the infrastructure manager, applicants and any third party involved within the Member State concerned, which must be supplied without undue delay.

Co-operation

At European level and with the help of the European Commission, the Regulatory Bodies shall exchange information about their work and decision-making principles and practices with the aim to develop a common approach in order to avoid conflicting decisions.

List of Regulatory bodies

Nationality Organisation Address /
Phone / Fax /
E-mail / Web
  AT Schienen-Control Gmbh
(monitoring) 
Schienen-Control Kommission
(complaints)
Praterstrasse 62-64 – 1020 Vienna
Austria

Tel: +43 1 5050707-10
Fax: +43 1 5050707-17
office@scg.gv.at
www.schienencontrol.gv.at
  BE Dienst Regulering van het Spoorwegvervoer en van de Exploitatie van de Luchthaven Brussel-Nationaal / Service de Régulation du Transport Ferroviaire et de l'Exploitation de l'Aéroport de Bruxelles CCN
Vooruitgangsstraat/
Rue du Progrès 80
B-1030 Brussel/Bruxelles

Tel :+32 2 277 45 23
Fax : +32 2 277 42 70
info@regul.be
www.regul.be
  BG Railway Administration Executive Agency

5, Gurko Str.
1080 Sofia
Bulgaria

Tel : +359 2 940 94 27
Fax : +359 2 987 67 69

iaja@mt.government.bg
www.iaja.government.bg

  CZ The Rail Authority Drazni urad
Wilsonova 8
CZ-121 06 Praha 2
The Czech Rebublic

Tel: +42 0 224 229 937
Fax: +42 0 972 241 831
kodym@ducr.cz
www.ducr.cz
  DE Bundesnetzagentur / Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway Tulpenfeld 4,
DE-53113 – Bonn
Germany

Tel. : +49 228 14 7100
Fax : +49 228 14 6713
ref-701@bnetza.de
info@bnetza.de
www.bundesnetzagentur.de
  DK Jernbanenævnet
Danish Railway Regulatory Body

Gammel Mønt 4, 1
DK-1117 København K
Denmark

Tel: +45 6093 48 01 / +45 7226 70 87
info@jernbanenaevnet.dk
www.jernbanenaevnet.dk
 

  EE

Estonian Competition Authority (Konkurentsiamet)

Auna 6
EE-10317 Tallinn
Estonia

Tel: +372 667 2400
Fax : +372 667 2401
info@konkurentsiamet.ee
  EL Regulatory Authority for Railways (RAS)

31 Lekka Street
GR-105 62 Athens
Greece

Tel: +30 210 3860141
Fax: +30 210 3860149
info@ras-el.gr
www.ras-el.gr

  ES

Comisión Nacional del Mercado y la Competencia (CNMC)
Direccion de Transportes y del Sector Postal
Subdirección del Sector Ferroviario

Barquillo, 5,
ES-28004 Madrid
Spain

Tel: +34 915 36 90 36
Fax: +34 915 68 05 26
dtsp.sectorferroviario@cnmc.es
www.cnmc.es

  FI Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) PO Box 320
FIN-00101 Helsinki
Finland

Tel: +358 29 534 5000
Fax: +358 29 534 5095
email: kirjaamo(at)trafi.fi
www.trafi.fi
  FR

Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires (ARAF)

57 Bd Demorieux - BP 21045
FR- 72 001 LE MANS Cedex 1
France

Tel: +33 2 43 20 64 30
Fax: +33 2 43 24 78 23
mcaf@equipement.gouv.fr
www.regulation-ferroviaire.fr/
  HR Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)

Roberta Frangeša Mihanovića 9
HR-10110 Zagreb
Croatia
Phone : + 385 (0)1 700 70 07
Fax : + 385 (0)1 700 70 70
http://www.hakom.hr

  HU National Transport Authority
Department of Railway Regulation
Terez krt. 62,
1066 Budapest,
Hungary

Tel: +36 1 815 96 73
office@nkh.gov.hu
www.nkh.gov.hu
  IE No RB  
  IT Ufficio per la Regolazione dei Servizi Ferroviari Via dell'Arte, 16
IT-00144 Roma - Pal. A - II piano
Italy

Tel: +39 06 590 830 88
Fax: +39 06 590 842 31
ursf@mit.gov.it
  LT Competition Council A. Vienuolio Str. 8,
LT-01104 Vilnius,
Lithuania

Tel:  +370 5 262 77 97
Fax: +370 5 212 64 92  
  LU

Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation

17, rue du Fossé
L - 2922 Luxembourg

Tel.: +352 28 228 228
Fax: +352 28 228 229
www.ilr.lu

  LV

Public Utilities Commission (PUC)

 

 

  

 

 

State Railway Administration of Latvian Republic

55 Brivibas Street
LV-1010 Riga,
Latvia

Tel: +371 670 972 00
Fax: +371 670 972 77
sprk@sprk.gov.lv
www.sprk.gov.lv  

 

Riepnieku str. 2
LV-1050 Riga,
Latvia

Tel: +371 672 33 225
Fax: +371 672 33 205
vda@vda.gov.lv
www.vda.gov.lv

  NL Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)

P O Box 16326
NL-2500 BH Den Haag
Netherlands

Tel: +31 70 7222 000
Fax: +31 70 7222 355
info@acm.nl
www.acm.nl

  PL Office for Rail Transport Ul. Chalubinskiego 4
00-928 Warszawa
Poland

Tel: +48 22 626 80 11
utk@utk.gov.pl
www.utk.gov.pl
  PT Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes terrestres
URF - Unidade de Regulação Ferroviária

Av das Forças Armadas, 40
PT - 1649-022 Lisboa
Portugal

Tel: +351 21 794 92 06
Fax: +351 21 794 92 72

www.urf.imtt.pt

  RO Railway Supervision Council Piaţa Presei Libere, nr. 1, corp D1,
Sector 1, Cod Poştal 013701, Bucureşti,
Oficiul Poştal 33
Tel: +40 21 405 44 51
Fax: +40 21 318 26 17
consiliul.feroviar@consiliulconcurentei.ro
www.consiliulferoviar.ro
  SE Transportstyrelsen - Swedish Transport Agency Box 267,
SE-781 23 Borlänge,
Sweden

Tel: +46 771 503 503
jarnvag@transportstyrelsen.se
www.transportstyrelsen.se
  SI Post and Electronic Communications Agency of the Republic of Slovenia (APEK) P.O. Box 418
SI - 1001 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

Tel: +386 1 583 63 00
Fax: +386 1 511 11 01
info.box@apek.si  
  SK Railway Regulatory Authority (URZD) Urad pre Regulaciu zeleznicnej dopravy
Mileticova 19
820 05 Bratislava
Slovakia

Tel: +421 2 50255 284
Fax: +421 2 55568 002
urzd@urzd.sk  
www.urzd.sk
  UK Office of Rail Regulation One Kemble Street,
London,WC2B4AN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7282 2000
Fax: +44 20 7282 2040
agnes.bonnet@orr.gsi.gov.uk
www.rail-reg.gov.uk
 

OBSERVERS

 
  CH Railways Arbitration Commission RACO
Schiedskommission im Eisenbahnver SKE
Monbijoustr. 51 A,
3003 Berne
Switzerland

Tel : +41 31 322 55 84
Fax : +41 31 323 54 75
info@ske.admin.ch 
www.ske.admin.ch
  MK Railway Regulatory Agency (RRA) Mito Hadzivasilev 11052
1000 Skopje
Macedonia

Tel/fax : +389 2 3220 407
www.arpz.mk
  NO The Norwegian Railway Authority P O Box 7113 St. Olavs plass
NO-0130 Oslo
Norway

Tel: +47 22 99 59 00
Fax: +47 22 99 59 03
post@sjt.no
www.sjt.no   

Tel: +47 22 24 90 90
Fax: +47 22 24 95 70
postmottak@sd.dep.no
(UK) Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission
Office of Rail Regulation

1 Kemble Street
London WC2B 4AN
United Kingdom
(FR) Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission
Secrétariat Général au Tunnel sous la Manche

Tour Voltaire
1 Place des Degrés
92055 Paris la Défense Cedex
France

Related documents

Legislation

Directive 2001/14/EC of 26 February 2001 on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification

Directive 2001/12/EC of 26 February 2001 amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways

Council Directive 91/440/EEC of 29 July 1991 on the development of the Community's railways

Reports from Task Forces 'Track Access Charges' and 'Insurance and Licensing'

The European Commission's Directorate General Energy & Transport and the Advisory and Regulatory Committee set up under Article 35 of  Directive 2001/14 (also know as 'Developing European Railways Committee - DERC) set up a Task Force on track access charging and another one on licensing of railway undertakings and insurance. This Committee, DERC, accepted the final reports of both task forces at its  meeting on 6 July 2005. The coordinates of the task force members are attached, and thus professionals interested have the opportunity to contact their national delegate to get more information.

The report of the task force on track access charging contains a set of recommendations on the development of railway markets, in particular international rail freight.

The report of the task force on licensing and insurance provides information on the links between licensing and insurance as well as an analysis of problems involved with insuring railway undertakings against third party liability.

After the last meeting of the task force, a stakeholders workshop was organised on 8 June 2005: Main conclusions of the stakeholders workshop .