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Annual Reports

Please find a brief summary of our work and achievements in our Annual Reports for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.


Here you find the Corridor Information Document for Timetable 2025. There are four sections and an annex available:

The Implementation Plan was updated after a decision by the Executive Board on 7th of December 2023. All Annexes can be found here.


Click here to download the ERTMS deployment overview.

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

In 2010, the European Parliament and the Council adopted EU Regulation 913/2010 concerning the establishment of a European rail network for competitive freight. This regulation came into effect on November 9, 2010. It was designed to enhance the attractiveness and efficiency of rail freight, with a special emphasis on international traffic, thereby increasing rail's competitiveness and market share in the European transport sector. For more details, you can access the full document here.


  • The Biennial Report under Article 22 of this regulation was adopted in March 2020. This Article 22 report builds on the previous Article 22 report of March 2022 which covers  the period from 2020 to 2021. It reports on the results of the implementation plan for RFC Rhine-Alpine.

Read the Biennial Report under Article 22 Report


  • 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.

Read the Locarno Declaration


  • 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 of international rail freight, and to improving the quality, reliability and efficiency of transporting goods across Europe.

Read the Sector Statement


  • Further, ministers from the EU Member States, Switzerland and Norway endorsed a declaration on Rail Freight Corridors to boost international rail freight during the TEN-T Days 2016 in Rotterdam.

Read the Rotterdam Declaration


  • The Rastatt incident has underscored the necessity for an effective contingency management process to ensure operational continuity in similar situations. The Vienna Declaration, signed by transport ministers on International Contingency Measures on Rail Freight Corridors Rhine-Alpine and North Sea-Mediterranean, addresses this need. A follow-up to the Rotterdam and Vienna declarations took place in September 2020 in Berlin. The Berlin Declaration assesses the advancement of the identified priorities.

Read Vienna Declaration

Read Berlin Declaration


  • Representatives of the infrastructure managers have also reached consensus on focal themes for the RFC Rhine-Alpine, as delineated in the aforementioned documents, serving as a Memorandum of Understanding.

Read the recent Memorandum of Understanding


  • 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.   The Customer Information Platform (CIP) also offers a re-routing function in the general map overview.



Yearly Train Performance Management Report for 2023 can be found here.
Older reports can be accessed via CIP here.


Our monthly reports can be accessed via CIP here.

This includes:
-Monthly Train Performance Management Report
-Monthly overview on punctuality development between main points along the RFC lines
-Monthly report about punctuality with different levels of delay thresholds.


Excel overview of the coming up works on lines of the Corridor until 3 years in advance (2024 & 2025).

Impact Sheets with major works per Infrastructure Manager (Timetable 2023 - Timetable 2024).


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 2023 here.

You can find the results of USS 2022 here.

You can find the results of USS 2021 here.


You can find the previous versions of the performance reports in the Documents section on CIP.


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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