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.
This offer will include 6 paths per day and direction, with an optional journey time for the whole routing and will be published in the first quarter of 2018 via the already existing national path catalogues in Switzerland and Italy. In Germany a new catalogue will be created for this path offer.