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Annual Reports

Please find a brief summary of our work and achievements in our Annual Reports for the years 2019 and 2020.

CORRIDOR INFORMATION DOCUMENTS

The structure of the Corridor Information Document for Timetable 2022 has been simplified and is harmonised among the corridors. You will find four "sections" instead of the "books" in the same PDF document which can be downloaded from CIP.



Here you find the Corridor Information Documents for Timetable 2021. The are five books available:

  • Book 1 - Generalities: This Book introduces RFC Rhine-Alpine with its functions, organization, contacts and information on legal status.
  • Book 2 - Network Statement Excerpts: CID Book 2 delivers an overview on the corridor relevant provisions of the Network Statements (NS) of the individual IMs/ABs belonging to Corridor Rhine Alpine. CID Book 2 serves for information purposes only and is not legally binding.  
  • Book 3 - Terminal Description: The purpose of CID Book 3 is to give Information about the terminals along Corridor Rhine Alpine. CID Book 3 serves for information purposes only and is not legally binding.
  • Book 4 - Capacity and Traffic Management: CID Book 4 describes the procedures for capacity allocation by the Corridor One-Stop-Shop (C-OSS) established by the Management Board (MB) of Corridor Rhine - Alpine, planned Temporary Capacity Restrictions (TCRs), Traffic Management and Train Performance Management on the Rail Freight Corridor.
  • Book 5 - Implementation Plan: The Implementation Plan was updated after a decision by the Executive Board on 20 November 2018.
CORRIDOR ONE-STOP-SHOP

PaP-Catalogue for timetable 2022

Distance table for timetable 2022

Framework for Capacity Allocation for timetable 2022

ERTMS

Please find the actual ERTMS deployment overview (graph) here.

Click here to download the actual ERTMS deployment overview (document).

  • Annex 1 (graphical deployment overviews)
  • Annex 2 (System Version Management and Backward Compatibility Analysis)
European Context

The EU Regulation 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight can be downloaded here.

 

The Biennial Report under Article 22 of this regulation was adopted in March 2020. It reports on the results of the implementation plan for RFC Rhine-Alpine. Please do access the full report here.

 

In 2020, the Transport Ministers of RFC Rhine-Alpine together with those of France, Austria, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg as well as the EU Commissioner for Transport adopted the Locarno Declaration following the opening of the Ceneri Base Tunnel. The declaration underlines the need for continued international cooperation on railway infrastructure development. Find the full declaration here.

 

In the Sector Statement on Rail Freight Corridors “Boosting International Rail Freight” the rail sector associations and their members committed themselves to the aim of enhancing the competitiveness ofinternational rail freight, and to improving the quality, reliability and efficiency of transporting goods across Europe. The document can be viewed here.

 

Further, ministers from the EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway endorsed a declaration on Rail Freight Corridors to boost international rail freight in 2016 (Rotterdam Declaration), which can be downloaded here. The 2018 Ministerial Declaration (Vienna Declaration) can be displayed here. A  follow-up of these declarations was done in September 2020 in Berlin. The Berlin Declaration monitors the progress on the identified priorities. Please find it here.

 

Representatives of the infrastructure managers also agreed on focus topics for the RFC Rhine-Alpine which are based on the aforementioned documents. The recent Memorandum of Understanding can be downloaded here.

 

In 2018, the network of RFC executive boards (NexBo) adopted three recommendations, relating to Estimated Time of Arrival, common Key Performance Indicators and a harmonised framework for capacity allocation. The respective documents can be accessed in the following.

 

- Recommendation NexBo number 1 ETA 7 February 2018

- Recommendation NexBo number 2 KPI 7 February 2018

- Recommendation NexBo number 3 FCA 11 December 2018

International Contingency Management

The ICM Handbook can be downloaded from the RNE website. Please note, that the document is currently under revision with the new version to come into effect by January 2022.

Please find the updated documents on re-routing scenarios on RFC Rhine-Alpine here. We publish a pdf document with detailed information for each scenario (maps, infrastructure parameters, parking locations, special restrictions on deviation routes) and an excel document  with the infrastructure parameters for all scenarios. 

 

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Yearly Train Performance Management Report (2019).

Monthly Train Performance Management Report (February 2021).

 

Monthly overview on punctuality development between main points along the RFC lines (February 2021).

Monthly report about punctuality with different levels of delay tresholds (February 2021).

TCR COORDINATION

Excel overview of the coming up works on lines of the Corridor until 3 years in advance (2021 - 2023).

Impact Sheets with major works per Infrastructure Manager (Timetable 2021 and Timetable 2022).

Overview of maintenance windows on the Corridor lines (2021).

User Satisfaction Surveys

To investigate the level of satisfaction of customers with the performance of the corridor RFC Rhine-Alpine conducts a User Satifsfaction Survey (USS) on annual basis since 2014. The survey is carried out in a coordinated manner by a research company contracted via RailNetEurope (RNE) for all Rail Freight Corridors on basis of a harmonized online questionnaire.

The specific results for RFC Rhine-Alpine are available hereafter. RFC Rhine-Alpine has analyzed the results in detail and thanks its customers for the feedback given which allows to derive concrete improvements for the services and products of the corridor. 

You can find the results of USS 2020 here.

You can find the results of USS 2019 here.

You can find the results of USS 2018 here.

You can find the results of USS 2017 here.

You can find the results of USS 2016 here.

You can find the results of USS 2015 here.

You can find the results of USS 2014 here.

Others

This section includes among others general information about the rail freight corridor Rhine-Alpine and the EEIG. The respective documents can be downloaded here and here.

 

Further, the Transport Market Study, which quantifies the modal shift potential on the rail freight corridor Rhine-Alpine, can be viewed here.

 

A study on long trains (740m) on the corridor Rhine-Alpine can be displayed here.

 

In June 2019 the Corridor carried out a study on Performance which can be accessed here.

 

The results of the feasibility study on Rail Collaborative Decision Making are now accessible. Please find here the executive summary, work package 1, work package 2 and work package 3.

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