Rail

ACCC role in rail

The ACCC has functions regulating rail, which arise from the National Access Regime in Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 assessing Part IIIA undertakings submitted by rail access providers and carrying out functions under accepted undertakings such as arbitrating access disputes.

Regulatory Observer - issue 44

In this issue:

  • Ireland's competition authority investigates competitiveness of ports
  • International regulatory round-up
  • Australian regulatory round-up

Regulatory Observer - issue 46

In this issue:

  • Bundeskartellamt protects competition in rail, water, energy and telecommunications in 2012
  • International regulatory round-up
  • Australian regulatory round-up

Rail

The ACCC’s regulatory work in rail includes assessing Part IIIA undertakings submitted by rail access providers in relation to rail track infrastructure, and carrying out functions under accepted undertakings. To date only one rail infrastructure provider, the Australian Rail Track Corporation, has submitted access undertakings under Part IIIA of the Act. Two access undertakings are currently in place, one for the National Interstate Rail Network and one for the Hunter Valley Rail Network in New South Wales.