Legislation
 

Essential legislation

National legislation (available only in Finnish)

Railway Act (304/2011)

Government Decree on the Timetable Period in Railway Traffic and Applying for Infrastructure Capacity (1490/2015)

Government Decree on Services (1489/2015)

 

EU legislation

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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