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Reserve Capacity on RFC Rhine-Alpine TT2019

The C-OSS would like to invite you to have a look at our product in international freight traffic on RFC Rhine-Alpine: the flexible concept for Reserve Capacity (RC).

In addition to fixed pre-arranged paths for the annual timetable, the C-OSS also offers reserve capacity according to Art. 14.5. EU Regulation 913/2010 in a flexible manner.  

For the rest of 2018 and the whole of timetable 2019 you can start ordering reserve capacity on a daily basis on our corridor.

This offer on reserve capacity consists on capacity slots that are still available for international freight trains per calendar day and corridor segment within indicated standard running times.  

International path requests in reserve capacity directed to the C-OSS until 30 days before the first day of operation will receive one international path offer via the C-OSS.  

For booking these train paths, please use the “matrix dossiers” listed in PCS and insert your individually required departure and/or arrival times in the comments’ box of the PCS dossier.  

The Corridor OSS will then provide you with an internationally harmonized path offer until 10 days before the first running day at the latest.  

Further details on this product and a detailed description / PCS manual for the booking process can be found on our website and in the Corridor Information Document - Book IV.  

With this flexible capacity product we hope to deliver a useful service to your individual short-term traffic needs.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the C-OSS directly.

Italy: Northbound railway traffic from the port of Genoa reinstated next week

The Bastioni and Sommergibile lines that run parallel to each other under the collapsed Morandi bridge, are scheduled to reopen on Thursday, 4 October 2018. The restoration involves four tracks for the northbound movement of goods from the port of Genoa and passengers to Acqui/Ovada and Busalla/Arquata via Sampierdarena/Rivarolo. This reinstates railway traffic to the level before the collapse of the Morandi bridge, with some minor changes to the timetables to be determined by RFI in the next few days, as the tracks of the Succursale line are still blocked by debris.

Work to reopen the northbound freight lines from the port has been carried out by a team of 60 people working in shifts 24 hours a day for 19 consecutive days.

To ensure maximum safety, RFI has followed the request of the expert committee and installed a barrier which is 70m long and 8m high. Furthermore, safety-monitoring sensors placed on the stumps of the bridge are connected to the RFI operations center; they allow RFI to stop the railway traffic at once in the event of a warning signal.

Since the collapse of the bridge, freight transport at the port of Genoa has decreased by 35 percent from the 2017 level. The President of the Port Authority: “We hope for the reopening of rail traffic.”

GK, WKZ, Source Region Liguria

With particular regard to the freight traffic, trains having origin/destination in Genova Marittima (the port terminal) will be managed on an "ad hoc" basis for the coming days, aiming to come to a consolidated program in the shortest possible time.

TPM Report August 2018

The working group Train Performance Management prepares a monthly report about punctuality development on the corridor. The August figures are available on the Customer Information Platform. Please click here. If you need more information about punctuality on RFC Rhine-Alpine, please contact the EEIG office.


Following the collapse of the Morandi highway brigde on August 14th, as far as the international freight traffic along RFC Rhine-Alpine is concerned, RFI gives the following information on the situation....

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TCR update now available

The overview on major works and temporary capacity restrictions for timetable 2019 and 2020 has been updated and is now available in CIP for your Information.

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Satisfaction Survey - Your feedback is very valuable to us!

In September 2018, the annual RFC User Satisfaction Survey will be re-launched.

With this survey, we aim to learn the opinion of our present and future users and the terminals about our products and services with the goal to further improve them for the benefit of international rail freight. This allows you to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses in our performance and also gives you the opportunity to point out areas that need to be improved.

The survey has been conducted annually since 2014 and we have already been able to improve specific areas based on feedback from the respondents.

Since it is very important to us to increase the quality of our products and services, we look forward to receiving your feedback and assure you that it will be greatly appreciated. The higher the level of participation is, the better we will be able to draw reliable conclusions about user satisfaction with the services and products that we offer.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the EEIG office, and you will receive a direct link to the survey questionnaire via email in September.

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