Train path application in the working timetable
DB Netz AG designs the working timetable train paths on the basis of train path applications. Detailed data such as the intended rolling stock, the desired running period and the planned course of the journey, for instance, are required to design a high-quality train path that meets the customers' requirements.
The respective train path application deadlines for the working timetables are listed in Chapter 4.2 of the Network Statement (SNB).
The required application forms and guidelines for train path application in the working timetable can be found here.
Train path application for ad hoc services
Applications for ad hoc services involve:
- Applications outside of the working timetable or outside of the working timetable
- Amendment applications for train paths in the working timetable
- Amendment applications for ad hoc service train paths
Train paths for ad hoc services are designed within the framework of the surplus infrastructure capacity. Detailed data such as the intended rolling stock, the desired running period and the planned course of the journey, for instance, are required in the train path application to design a high-quality train path that meets the customers' requirements.
The required application forms and guidelines for train path application for ad hoc services can be found here.
DB Netz AG provides the DB Netz AG train path portal (TPN) for train path applications; it is connected to internal IT systems by means of an interface, and is also accessible from the Internet. The use of electronic data exchange must be agreed between DB Netz AG and the Access Parties. For all other cases, binding forms are issued for facilitating and structuring the data required for designing train paths. If forms are used for the train path applications, they can be transferred using an electronic data medium, by e-mail or using other agreed channels of communication. Verbal or telephone train path applications are ruled out in all cases.
Please forward train path applications via e-mail or fax to the regional train path receiving offices specified at the side. At present, you can submit your train path application to the regional unit in which the desired departure station is located. The respective processing always starts there.