icon-rail South Australian rail access regime review 2015

  • Project Released: 12 Feb 2015
  • Project Closes: 07 Sep 2015
  • Contact: Stuart Peevor

Overview

Under the Railways (Operations and Access) Act 1997, the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (the Commission) is responsible for conducting 5-yearly reviews into the access regime that applies to the major intrastate railways in South Australia.

The Commission’s review must recommend either:

  • a) that the access regime should continue in operation for a further prescribed period; or
  • b) that the access regime should expire at the end of the existing prescribed period (30 October 2015).

Status

Current status is Final

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Final

The Commission has finalised its inquiry into the access regime that applies to the major intrastate railways in South Australia. The release of this final report marks the completion of the SA Rail access regime review, a month earlier than the Commission's original proposed date.

The final recommendation of this review is that the current regime that provides for third party access to South Australian railway infrastructure services should continue from 31 October 2015 for a further five-year period.

The Commission has formed the view that there are some areas where the access regime could be improved to make it more effective. Those areas are:

  • Clarifying the scope of regulated infrastructure services
  • Investigating opportunities for greater integration of transport access regimes

The final report has been prepared following public consultation on an issues paper in February 2015 and a draft report in June 2015.

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