CORRIDOR ONE STOP SHOP - A 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.
PaPs are a joint offer of the Infrastructure Managers/Allocation Bodies of the countries involved in RFC Rhine-Alpine which coordinate harmonised cross-border paths for the annual timetable and hand them over to the C-OSS as a single point of contact for publication and capacity allocation. The PaPs constitute an off-the-shelf product for international rail freight capacity. They are protected from changes due to other capacity requests in the planning tools of the Infrastructure Managers and are published transparently via IT tool PCS.
In order to meet the applicants’ needs for flexibility and market demand on RFC Rhine-Alpine they are split up in several sections instead of entire PaPs to be requested in the context of international path applications to the C-OSS.
PAP Sales Process
THE AD-HOC TRAFFIC IN THE FORM OF RESERVE CAPACITY
Reserve capacity (RC) is offered by indicating a contingent of “capacity slots” for international freight paths per day/section (flexible RC approach) in case of remaining capacity on the corridor. The RC Calendar displays how many capacity slots are available for international ad-hoc freight trains on a specific calendar day based on standard running times per corridor segment. The RC calendar for the upcoming timetable period will be published in October in PCS.
Please be aware of our Terms and Conditions (see the Corridor Information Document Section 4).