In September 2017, 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 terminalsabout 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.
In their meeting on 13 June in Sopron, the CEOs of the partner organisations of RFC Rhine-Alpine signed an MoU for improved cooperation and services on the corridor. The MoU is closely linked to the Sector Statement on boosting international rail freight from May 2016. It focusses on key areas for improvement from the infrastructure management side, e.g. the international path offer, TCR, performance management and ERTMS. It also emphasises the support of the RUs in cross border harmonisation, the importance of transparent ETA along the transport chain and the development of the corridor for 740m trains.
At this years' ITF event in Leipzig on the 31st of May, RFC Rhine-Alpine organised a side event inviting stakeholders from political side and high level corridor representatives. In a short meeting of 1,5 hours inportant topics have been discussed and important statements have been made to further support the rail freight corridor in its future development.
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