A Corridor is a complex project that follows a new set of rules and procedures. For this reason, the Corridor Information Document (CID) was created to provide all corridor information and to guide all applicants and other interested parties through the working of the Corridor in line with Article 18 of the EU Regulation 913/2010. Together with RailNetEurope (RNE), the Corridors have harmonised the structure and most of the texts to allow an easier access to and understanding of this information.
The CID applies the RNE CID Common Structure so that all applicants can access similar documents along different corridors and in principle, as in the case of the national Network Statements, find the same information at the same place in each one. The CID is divided into five books to clarify the specificity and independence of the key content of the document, and to facilitate the organisation and updating of the information. The Corridors together with RNE developed harmonised texts and common structures for all Corridors valid for the Book 1, Book 2 and Book 4 and soon also Book 3.
The five books of the CID are as follows:
Book 1 - Generalities;
Book 2 - Network Statement Excerpts;
Book 3 - Terminal Description;
Book 4 - Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management;
Book 5 - Implementation Plan.
The CID is a single document and therefore all five books should be considered as integrated. However, the five books may have different updating needs.