Restructuring of the railway sector in Ireland

Supporting the department of Transport in Ireland on rail issues related to the EU directives, rail regulator, MAC and PSO contracts

Aim

Establish an EU-compliant financing structure within the Irish railway sector. Draft of financing model and the corresponding contracts. Definition of necessary administrative structures

Country

Ireland

Timeframe

November 2012 – March 2013

Focus

Financing structures, Contracts, Authorities

Checking the existing draft agreements to finance infrastructure (Multi-AnnualContract, MAC) as well as passenger transport (Public Service Obligation, PSO) regarding EU-compliance, Revision of the contracts. Determining the financing needs using a model with a five-year forecast of infrastructure and transport development. Definition of the necessary authorities to ensure EU-compliant infrastructure management, suggestions for improvement of infrastructure operation.