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Network Statement

The "Network Statement" (hereinafter DR) is the document that sets out the characteristics of the infrastructure made available to the railway companies and applicants and contains information on the conditions of access to it, as well as on the conditions of access to the service facilities and the provision of services in said facilities and the information required to make use of access rights, so as to ensure transparency and non-discriminatory access to railway infrastructure for all applicants requesting capacity to provide rail transport services. 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 the 2021 financial year, including the 2021/2022 Service Timetable, pursuant to the provisions of Order FOM/897/2005 of 7 April, regarding the network statement and the railway capacity allocation process.

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 the Board of Directors of the public corporation Administrator of Railway Infrastructures, Adif, at their meeting held on 24 November 2020.

Title Page of the 2021 Network Statement


4ª Actualización de la Declaración sobre la Red 2021. Edición 30 de junio de 2021

Ha sido actualizado el apartado 2.3.13. SISTEMAS AUTOMÁTICOS DE CONTROL Y PROTECCIÓN DEL TREN, de conformidad con el Real Decreto 469/2021, de 29 de junio, por el que se modifica la disposición transitoria única del Real Decreto 664/2015, de 17 de julio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de Circulación Ferroviaria. Actualizada pág. 47 del Capítulo 2.

3rd Amendment to the 2021 Network Statement. 26 April 2021 edition

Ha sido actualizada en el apartado 2.2.2 CONEXIONES CON OTRAS REDES, la información de la sección transfronteriza España/Portugal, por la publicación de la Consigna CO N.º 5/21 (León) y N.º 4/21 (Sevilla), con entrada en vigor el día 26/04/2021. Actualizada pág. 37 del Capítulo 2.

2nd Amendment to the 2021 Network Statement. 10 March 2021 edition

TABLE 3 has been updated, with the Name Classification of Stations in force since 01/01/2021, included in section 5- Services and Economic and Tax Framework (pages 128 to 139 both inclusive); 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."

Section 5.8 Incentive System has been updated with total data for 2020.

In accordance with the changes arising from the commissioning of the new high-speed service to Beniel (in the region of Murcia) on 01/02/2021, there have been updates to Appendix G with the RFIG Hubs and Lines Catalogue, Appendix I with the classification of lines; and the corresponding data tables for chapter 1 (section 1.2.2 Overall Figures) and chapter 2 (section 2.6.2 RFIG assets update).

1st Amendment to the 2021 Network Statement. 15 January 2021 edition

The 2021 National Budget Law 11/2020 was passed on 30 December 2020 (Official State Gazette number 341 of 31 December 2020), amending the amounts of the current Fees and Tariffs. Pursuant to the above Law, the following in chapter 5 is amended:

  • The amount of the fee for the use and special exploitation of public railway facilities, pursuant to article 74 of Law 11/2020, page 106 of chapter 5.
  • The Railway Tariffs envisaged in Articles 97 and 98 of Law 38/2015 with the unitary amounts established in transitional provision six, the temporary amendment of unitary amounts of the railway tariffs provided for in article 80 of the 2021 National Budget Law 11/2020. Pages 113 to 125, both inclusive, of chapter 5.

Similarly, in application of Order TMA/1240/2020 of 8 December, amending the name of the Madrid-Chamartín station. The name of the above station has been changed and hereinafter will be called "Estación de Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor", and the corresponding references in the Network Statement will be amended, as well as the appendices and Catalogues.

V.0 documents (15/01/2021 edition), which come into force on 01/01/2021 void and supersede V.0 documents (10/12/2020 edition) in the 2021 Network Statement.


Update to the financial and tax system for infrastructure usage:

Fees and Tariffs: 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, Chapter 5 of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends it.

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), Chapter 5 of this document, until such time as a National Budget Law is passed which amends them.

Prices for the Provision of Basic, Supplementary and Auxiliary Services: In 2021 the prices applicable to the provision of Basic, Supplementary and Auxiliary Services in the RFIG and in the areas in the railway service zones administered by the public corporation Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias will be those approved by agreement of the Board of Directors of Adif on 26 May 2020, 30 June 2020 and 24 November 2020, in accordance with Article 102 of the Railway Sector Act.

Other updates:

Network Statement Index, according to the common structure and Implementation Guide approved by the Rail Net Europe General Assembly on 20 May 2020, below are some of the most significant changes made to the document (specified by chapters), based on the new structure:

Chapter 5 - Services and Prices, Economic and Tax Regime, groups together the contents of the previous chapters 5 and 6, services and economic and tax regime.

Chapter 6 - Operation and management of traffic, collects all the information related to the operation and management of traffic.

Chapter 7 - Service Facilities, created to develop all the information related to the Service Facilities, where, apart from defining each one of them: passenger stations, freight terminals, siding tracks, etc., the conditions of access, use, services and prices are also specified. It collects content that was previously available in other chapters, as well as information from the previous catalogue of services and prices.

All appendices have also been updated, including the 2021/2022 Service Timetable’s Capacity Allocation Calendar in accordance with Rail Net Europe (RNE) guidelines for Applicants making capacity requests.

All maps of the network have also been updated with the changes made to its infrastructure.