Ancillary services are services provided by infrastructure managers that can be applied for by a railway undertaking using a train path. Examples of ancillary services include train stabling and shunting in marshalling yards.
Applicants permitted to order basic and ancillary services include railway undertakings and other freight-forwarding undertakings with an interest in carrying out rail traffic operations.
Situation in which two or more mutually conflicting train paths cannot be allocated.
A coordination process implemented to resolve a conflict between orders. The capacity allocation body and the IMs concerned work with the railway undertakings involved in the conflict to identify reasonable alternative train paths and/or ancillary services.