Legal

EU Obligation on Network Access

In accordance with EU Directives, interested parties wishing to gain access to the Iarnród Éireann network should in the first instance apply in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, Iarnród Éireann, Connolly Station, Amiens Street, Dublin 1. Applications for access will be processed in accordance with Statutory Instrument 55 of 2010.

Statutory Instrument 55 of 2010

In February 2010 the Minister for Transport published Statutory Instrument 55 of 2010 giving effect to EU Council Directive 2011/14 and subsequent amendments thereof. Under this Statutory Instrument any railway undertaking shall be granted access to the State's railway infrastructure for the purpose of operating international passenger services, international freight services, domestic freight services or international combined transport goods services. To apply for access, railway undertakings must meet safety and licensing requirements of Irish law.

Statutory Instrument 55 of 2010

Access Charging and Performance Regime

Railway undertakings may seek access to railway infrastructure as provided for in Statutory Instrument 55 of 2010. Iarnród Éireann will apply charges for using infrastructure as outlined in Section 16 of the statutory instrument and a performance scheme will apply to reward/penalise performance of the railway undertaking and infrastructure manager. Full details are outlined in Iarnród Éireann's Access Charging and Performance Regime report or can be obtained by contacting Iarnród Éireann at Connolly Station, Amiens Street, Dublin 1. The charges are valid for the timetable period December 2010 to December 2011.

Access Charging and Performance Regime 

Other Network Information

Applicants seeking further information on the characteristics of the Iarnród Éireann infrastructure, on the general conditions for acquiring capacity and the use of associated facilities should contact Iarnród Éireann at networkaccess@irishrail.ie for additional information.