Protected trackside zone is an area encompassed within a distance of 106m on both sides of a perpendicular from the centre line of a railway track in urban areas, or a distance of 108m on both sides of the same in non-urban areas. Development – such as constructing of facilities and buildings, cabling work, erecting of trackside equipment or planting of vegetation such as trees – in the protected trackside zone requires the consent of the Infrastructure Manager and must fulfil the relevant conditions and distance-related requirements between the structure and rail line as well as ensure that adequate safety measures are imposed for the duration of the development concerned. Development in trackside and protected trackside zone is detailed in 925-DN30 Navodilo za gradnjo in posege v progovni in varovalni progovni pas javne železniške infrastrukture (925-DN30 – Handbook on development in the trackside and protected trackside zone on the public rail network), which has superseded the Rules on the conditions for the construction of structures or other facilities, planting of trees or erecting of installations in the protected trackside zone and in the protected zone of an industry line (“Pravilnik o pogojih za graditev gradbenih objektov ali drugih objektov, saditev drevja ter postavljanje naprav v varovalnem progovnem pasu in v varovalnem pasu ob industrijskem tiru; Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 2/87 of 24 January 1987).
Application for the fulfilment of project conditions is submitted in line with the Construction Act.
Persons wishing to carry out various works in the rail environment must obtain a written permit of the Infrastructure Manager. The application for the permit must be submitted by the persons’ employer. The process for issuing and revoking permits to conduct work in a rail environment is detailed in the company’s internal document 925 – DN12 Izdaja in odvzem pisnega dovoljenja upravljavca javne železniške infrastrukture za opravljanje določenih del na železniškem območju [925 – DN12 Issuing and revoking of a written permit issued by the Infrastructure Manager to deliver works in a rail environment].