NEW SERVICE DIMENSION FOR YOUR INTERNATIONAL RAIL FREIGHT ALONG RFC RHINE-ALPINE
The Corridor One Stop Shop (C-OSS) – facilitates train path management for international rail freight. It presents one single point of contact allowing applicants to request and receive answers regarding infrastructure capacity for international freight trains crossing at least one border along RFC Rhine-Alpine in one single operation.
ONE SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT FOR CROSS-BORDER RAIL FREIGHT TRAFFIC
The philosophy of the C-OSS was established by Regulation (EU) 913/2010 in terms of a European rail network for competitive freight. The Regulation has the general objective to improve the conditions for international rail freight by reinforcing cooperation at all levels – and especially among IMs – along selected Rail Freight Corridors.
This means, first, a development of the RFCs in terms of capacity and performance in order to meet market demand both quantitatively and qualitatively. Secondly, to lie the ground for providing freight services of good quality in order to meet customer expectations.
MAIN BENEFITS OF THE NEW OFFER FOR CROSS-BORDER RAIL FREIGHT
Harmonised path catalogues for PaPs and Reserve Capacity along the whole corridor
Customer information by a single point of contact at early stage and during the whole path allocation
Protection of PaPs against major changes during publication and allocation phase
One allocation decision on basis of a harmonised corridor rule for conflicting requests
One booking tool (PCS) for handling of international path requests
Full information on international timetable offers incl. feeders and outflow paths