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Essential legislation

National legislation (available only in Finnish)

Rail Transport Act (1302/2018) (External link)

Government Decree on the Timetable Period in Railway Traffic and Applying for Infrastructure Capacity (1308/2018) (External link)

Government Decree on Services (1489/2015) (External link)

Amending Decree (1220/2018) (External link)

EU legislation

Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of establishing a single European railway area (Consolidated version) (External link)

Directive (EU)2016/2370 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/34/EU as regards the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail and the governance of the railway infrastructure (External link)

Regulation (EU) 2020/1429 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing measures for a sustainable rail market in view of the COVID-19 outbreak (External link)

Regulation (EU) 2016/2338 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 concerning the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail (External link)

Regulation (EC) 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) Nos 1191/69 and 1107/70 (External link)

Regulation (EU) 2016/2337 of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 of the Council on commong rules for the normalisation of the accounts of railway undertakings (External link)

Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2017/2075 replacing Annex VII to Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a single European railway area (External link)

The implementing acts adopted by the Commission based on the directive 2012/34/EU:

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1795 laying down procedure and criteria for the application of the economic equilibrium test pursuant to Article 11 of Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2177 on access to service facilities and rail-related services (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/545 on procedures and criteria concerning framework agreements for the allocation of rail infrastructure capacity (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1100 on the reporting obligations of the Member States in the framework of rail market monitoring (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/909 on the modalities for the calculation of the cost that is directly incurred as a result of operating the train service (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/429 setting out the modalities to be followed for the application of the charging for the cost of noise effects (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/171 on certain aspects of the procedure of licensing railway undertakings (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2014/870 on criteria for applicants for rail infrastructure capacity (External link)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2014/869 on new rail passenger services (External link)

The following three directives have been recast and merged into a single act (directive 2012/34/EU of establishing a single European railway area):

Directive 2001/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification (External link)

Directive 2001/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways (External link)

Directive 2001/13/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings (External link)