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The Railways Infrastructure (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Regulation 5

SCHEDULE 1SERVICES TO BE SUPPLIED TO RAILWAY UNDERTAKINGS

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1.  The minimum access package referred to in regulation 5(1) must comprise—

(a)handling of requests for infrastructure capacity; and

(b)the right to utilise such capacity as is granted and, in particular—

(i)such railway infrastructure including track, points and junctions as are necessary to utilise that capacity;

(ii)the use of electrical supply equipment for traction current;

(iii)train control, including signalling, train regulation, dispatching and the communication and provision of information on train movements; and

(iv)all other information as is necessary to implement or to operate the service for which capacity has been granted.

2.  Access including track access to services facilities and the supply of services, referred to in regulations 4, 5 and 10 must comprise where they exist—

(a)refuelling facilities, and supply of fuel in these facilities, charges for which must be shown on the invoices separately;

(b)passenger stations, including buildings and other facilities such as travel information display and a suitable location for ticketing services;

(c)freight terminals

(d)marshalling yards;

(e)train formation facilities including shunting facilities;

(f)storage sidings;

(g)maintenance facilities with the exception of heavy maintenance facilities dedicated to rolling stock requiring specific facilities;

(h)other technical facilities, including cleaning and washing facilities; and

(i)relief facilities.

3.  The additional services referred to in regulation 5(10) may comprise—

(a)traction current, charges for which must be shown on the invoices separately from the charges for using the electrical equipment, without prejudice to the application of Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13th July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC;

(b)pre-heating of passenger trains;

(c)tailor-made contracts for:

(i)control of the transport of dangerous goods; and

(ii)assistance in running abnormal trains.

4.  The ancillary services referred to in regulation 5(11) may comprise—

(a)access to the telecommunications network;

(b)the provision of supplementary information;

(c)technical inspection of rolling stock;

(d)ticketing services in passenger stations; and

(e)heavy maintenance services supplied in maintenance facilities dedicated to rolling stock requiring specific facilities.

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