Example 3: United Kingdom – Channel Tunnel Link (High Speed 1) – Concession agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and High Speed 1 Limited (HS 1 Limited). The agreement covers the design, construction, financing, operation, repair and maintenance of the high-speed rail link linking St Pancras station in London to the Channel Tunnel, which is connected to international high-speed lines between London and Paris and London and Brussels. The European Union and national legislation require third-party access. Example 4: Argentina – Contrato de Concesién Ferroviaria (430/94) and Addenda (167/01), Grupo de Servicio 6, Lenea Belgrano Norte (Spanish) – Concession contract between the Argentine state and a private entity (Ferrovias Sociedad Anonimas Concessionarios) on the Belgrano Norte railway line (from Villa Rosa to Retira – Buenos Aires Metropolian Area) with surcharge. The concession concerns a railway line for the public transport of passengers (concesién de servicio péblico). The dealer has the right to use all transferred assets, including rolling stock. Concessionaire is required to operate the rail system, maintain rail infrastructure and make the investments specified in the concession contract. The holding of assets is the responsibility of the agreeing authority. Assets are reset to the consent authority at the end of the concession period, including assets acquired by the dealer (exemptions apply to vehicles). The term of the contract is 24 years (extendable). The dealership is required to grant access to the tracks to railway companies defined in the agreement or to other dealers on the basis of access agreements against track access charges. The conditions for access to the track and access fees must be fair and reasonable (point 6.3 of the concession contract).
Details are contained in the treaty annexes (not yet published). Barely two years after the NDA-1 cabinet revised the model concession agreement (MCA) for public-private partnership (PPP) projects with large port funds, the Ministry of Navigation is back on the drawing board in an attempt to reshape the key document that defines the terms of a port contract. Example 8: review of selected rail concessions in sub-Saharan Africa – World Bank Report, 2006 – Appendix C of the report contains a comparative revision of contractual clauses, Access to third-party routes for various concession/farming agreements [Camrail (Cameroon), Sitarail (Ivory Coast – Burkina Faso), Madarail (Madagascar) and Transrail (Madagascar) and Transrail (Senegal) and Transrail (Senegal) Example 6: Peru – Contrato de Concesién de los Ferrocarriles del Sur y Sur Oriente (in Spanish) – Concession contract between the Peruvian state and a private body (Ferrocaril Transandino S.A.) that operates the concession of the southern (Matarani/Mollendo to Cusco) and southeastern (Cusco to Machu Pichu) railway lines. The duration of the concession is 30 years (extendable).