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Competencies

 

Pursuant to Article 93 of the Law on Railways, the Directorate for Railways shall perform the following activities: 

1)      decide upon complaints of the applicants for the train path allocation, particularly having in mind possible unfair conduct or discrimination by the Infrastructure Manager or Railway Undertakings in relation to the following:

(1)   Network Statement;

(2)   criteria determined in the Network Statement;

(3)   train path allocation procedure and its outcome;

(4)   manner of determination of the infrastructure access charges;

(5)   levels or structure of the infrastructure access charges;

 

2)      monitor and analyse the conditions of competition on the railway transport services market and review, at its own initiative, the procedures and documents mentioned under item 1) above in order to prevent discrimination among the applicants for the train path allocation. The Directorate shall particularly check whether the Network Statement contains the clauses or envisages discretionary rights of the Infrastructure Manager that could be used for discrimination of the applicants for the train path allocation;

 

3)      control the integrity of Infrastructure Manager in relation to other entities in the market of railway services;

 

4)      ensure that the charges determined by the Infrastructure Manager are non-discriminatory and in compliance with this Law;

 

5)      ensure that the Infrastructure Manager provides access and use of the railway infrastructure on non-discriminatory basis and in compliance with this Law;

 

6)      control the access and use of the structures and fixed installations not managed by the Infrastructure Manager, which are regulated by the contract concluded between the person providing the service and the Railway Undertaking;

 

7)      monitor railway market in order to analyse the competition between the different traffic modes;

 

8)      control the quality of the railway services provided by the Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers, including accessibility for disabled persons;

 

9)      cooperate with the body in charge of the competition protection, give expert opinions and analyses, provide technical assistance regarding the issues which are not regulated by this Law and relate to the limitation, prevention or disturbance of the market competition;

 

10)  perform other activities determined by this Law.

 The Directorate shall prepare an annual report on regulating the railways services market during the previous year and submit it to the Government at the latest by the end of June of the current year. The Report shall be published on the website of the Directorate for Railways.

Pursuant to Article 94 of the Law on Railways, the Directorate for Railways shall perform the following activities:

1)      issue, extend the validity, modify and withdraw the safety certificates;

 

2)      issue, extend the validity, modify and withdraw the safety authorization, check if the Infrastructure Managers and Railway Undertakings comply with the conditions stipulated therein;

 

3)      issue authorizations for placing in service for structural sub-systems, interoperability constituents and other elements of structural sub-systems in accordance with the provisions of the law on railway safety and interoperability,

 

4)      supervise the coordination of the interoperability constituents with the basic conditions, according to the provisions of the law on railway safety and interoperability;

 

5)      authorize placing in service of new and significantly modified railway vehicles which are not yet comprised by the technical specifications for interoperability as well as of the imported vehicles;

 

6)      monitoring, improvement, implementation and development of safety and safety regulatory framework, as well as of the national safety regulations system, including the adoption of the by-laws in the field of railway transport safety;

 

7)      check if the railway vehicles are properly registered in the National Vehicle Register and if the data entered in the Register are correct and up-to-date;

 

8)      keep records of all extraordinary situations in railway transport;

 

9)      perform other activities determined by this Law and the law on railway safety and interoperability. 

The Directorate shall prepare an annual report on safety conditions and interoperability of railway traffic during the previous year and submit it to the Government at the latest by the end of June of the current year. The Report shall be published on the website of the Directorate for Railways.

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