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Introducing a Path Pilot on the Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine

With the opening of the Gotthard Basis Tunnel (GBT) by the end of 2016, journey time for crossing the Alps via rail could be reduced significantly. This will be enhanced after finishing the Ceneri Base Tunnel (CBT) and the construction works up front and behind the GBT from 2021.

In the meantime, SBB Infra together with RFI and DB Netz AG set up a pilot to offer, for TT 2019, international pre-constructed paths with very competitive journey times on the routing from the Cologne to the Milan area.

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Publication of Path Catalogue for PaP Timetable 2019

We would like to invite you to take a look at our offer, which we have published today in the Pre-arranged Path (PaP) catalogue for the timetable 2019; individual PaPs are published in PCS Next Generation under the following link:

You can also download the path catalogue from our download section as well as all relevant information about booking and allocation conditions at the Corridor Information Document (CID) book IV (also available in our Customer Information Platform (CIP)).

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Derailment of freight train (22nd Dec) and closure of Brenner axis (until 4th Jan)

Due to the derailment of a freight train between Brenner and Steinach (among Gries and St. Jodok) on the evening of 22 December, the line is currently completely closed. Due to the winter weather conditions (frost) and the location of the accident site in an inaccessible area, the repair work is difficult and takes longer than originally forecast. The removal of the accident site and the reconstruction of the line can only be carried out by rail. Work is running 7/24 and the re-construction works of the track (2.500m) and the catenary startetd yesterday and are progressing well.

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The list of temporary capacity restrictions (TCR) along RFC Rhine-Alpine and the TCR overview on border sections have been updated for timetable 2018. In addition TCR Impact Sheets are available to highlight the impact of some major TCR on freight train operations along the Corridor. All documents can be downloaded from our Website and the Customer Information Platform.

Results of User Satisfaction Survey 2017 online

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 Results of the User Satisfaction Survey 2017 of Corridor Rhine-Alpine can be downloaded here or are available in CIP.

Reserve Capacity Offer in Timetable 2018 published

The Reserve Capacity Calendar TT 2018 shows the amount of capacity slots available for international freight trains per calendar day and corridor segment within indicated standard running times. For the rest of 2017 and the whole of timetable 2018 a reserve capacity calendar is now downloadable in the download section or click here.

Further Information about Reserve Capacity and instructions how to book it at the C-OSS you can find here.

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