Network access made easy
In Austria, railway undertakings (RUs)
- headquartered in Austria and
- railway undertakings headquartered in the EU or Switzerland
can apply for access to the Austrian rail network, with some restrictions. The conditions for access are specified in greater detail in paragraph 57 of the Railway Act.
Some of the steps described below may, in some cases, be performed in parallel in order to save time. For example, applications to the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) for vehicle licensing can be submitted in parallel to network compatibility testing performed by ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.