All nine Rail Freight Corridors would like to start a coordinated consultation of all interested applicants, in order to collect your international capacity wishes and needs for the annual timetable 2019.
We invite you to list your desired international train paths, which should be pre-constructed as detailed as possible from origin to destination, including the parts of your partner companies (where available). Click here to download the apropriate file, and related instructions (Downloads/C-OSS/Expression of Needs). This information will be used by the involved Infrastructure Managers to construct capacity products in a market-oriented way. Upon receiving a completed file, the submitting applicant might be invited to a bilateral exchange for clarification purposes. Please return your filled in file until 1st of August, or liaise directly with the C-OSS Manager of your choice.
The takeover of the Customer Information Platform (CIP) by RailNetEurope (RNE) and its rollout to six participating Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) made it possible for the CIP to become a multi-corridor tool providing harmonised information processes. This included the possibility for users to navigate easily between the information for individual RFCs displayed on the CIP.
The Swiss Federal Office of Transport has approved the Network Usage Plan (NUP)for the 2018 timetable prepared by SBB Infrastructure and submitted to us for publication. The NUP consists of nine network diagrams and an explanatory text. These show the guaranteed minimum number and quality of train paths to be considered for each route and type of traffic. For more information please see: http://trasse.ch/en/aktuell
The working group of the National Safety Authorities (NSAs) of RFC1 and RFC3 completed an update of the Guideline with recommendations for a harmonised approach regarding the authorisation of on-board control command subsystems (CCS) as a part of the vehicle authorisation.
The overview on major works and temporary capacity restrictions for timetable 2017 and 2018 has been updated and is now available under downloads and in CIP for your information.
Principal route to Port of Vlissingen established
On 28th November 2016 the Executive Board has adopted the decision to connect Vlissingen to Corridor Rhine-Alpine by a principal line as required in Annex II of the Regulation (EU) 1316/2013.
Therefore former connecting lines to Vlissingen have been changed into principal lines and two new line sections have been added. Capacity on these sections will be published for Timetable 2018 and representatives of Port of Vlissingen will be invited to Terminal Advisory Group in 2017.
The official document including a map showing the Corridor routing in detail is available in the download area under European Context.