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SI16_SI0_Railway Transport Act_2001

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Zakon o železniškem prometu
Name of the document (English) Railway Transport Act
Administrative level National
Type of the document Legislation
Year of adoption 2001
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport Directorate
Availability in English No
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI /SGEI
Integration as a concept No
Major objectives The main aims of the Railway Transport Act are:
1. determining the conditions to preform transport services in railway transport
2. defining the services which are in the railway transport considered as SGI and their provision is therefore ensured by the Republic of Slovenia in the form of public service and
3. defining the status of and the access to the public railway infrastructure
4. establishing and defining institutions (to oversee and regulate) and their tasks
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Short Summary The Act lays down legislative framework to perform railway transport.

The main aims of the Railway Transport Act are:
1. determining the conditions to preform transport services in railway transport
2. defining the services which are in the railway transport considered as SGI and their provision is therefore ensured by the Republic of Slovenia in the form of public service and
3. defining the status of and the access to the public railway infrastructure
4. establishing and defining institutions (to oversee and regulate) and their tasks

The document states that the public railway infrastructure is owned by the state, which is responsible for its maintenance. The provision of railway transport is considered a mandatory public service, managed by the operator. The operator which is owned or supervised by the country is however, autonomous and fully responsible for the matters of management, finances, headship and internal supervision. The operator signs a contract with the state to perform a public service of railway transport. In case of public-private partnership, the function of the operator as well as all of the business risks are for the duration of the concession taken on by the service provider-the concessioner. Nevertheless, there is a regulatory body at the national level, which makes sure no interests of whatever kind effect the procedure of signing the contract between the operator and the state.
Centralised/decentralised non applicable
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