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Rail Freight Corridor 6 connects you!

The Rail Freight Corridor 6 is an organization Co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)

Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean Corridor aims at making international rail freight transport more competitive and attractive.

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The Mediterranean Corridor stretches over more than 7.000 km through the route Almería – Valencia/Algeciras/Madrid - Zaragoza/Barcelona - Marseille – Lyon – Turin – Milano – Verona – Padova/Venezia –Trieste/Koper – Ljubljana –– Budapest – Zahony (Hungarian-Ukrainian border).

News & Events

26th April 2016

RFC6 has now finalized the annual allocation process. We would like to inform you that for the 3rd year RFC6 is offering capacity for requesting capacity on the corridor from now. The Pre-Arranged-Paths are already available in PCS and can be used.

19th April 2016

RFC 6 - Mediterranean Corridor will attend "Smart Rail Europe", 19-20 April 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Mediterranean Corridor ERTMS Leader will be one of the speaker of the plenary session "ERTMS Best Practice" starting at 13:30 on the 1st DAY.
For more information please visit: http://www.smartraileurope.com/

29th February 2016

From 29th February till 2nd March, RFC 6 - Mediterranean Corridor will participate and present a poster at the 12th UIC ERTMS World Conference 2016.
The Conference will be held at “Square – Brussels meeting Centre”, in Brussels. For more information please visit: http://www.ertms-conference2016.com/


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About us

Background

Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean Corridor has been set up on 10th November 2013 according to Regulation (EU) 913/2010 to strengthen international rail freight transport and promote sustainable mobility. Rail Freight Corridor 6 is one of the 9 corridors enlisted in the Regulation; it crosses five Countries of the European Union: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia and Hungary (6 by 2016 with the inclusion of Croatia according to Reg. 1316/2013).

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The Corridor is the result of a strong cooperation among Infrastructure Managers/Allocation Bodies belonging to the Corridor.

RFC 6 – Mediterranean Corridor at a glance:

  • 5 Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary (Enlargement to Croatia is foreseen by November 2016);
  • 6 Infrastructure Managers and 1 Allocation Body: ADIF, TP Ferro, SNCF Réseau, RFI, Sž-Infra, MÁV, VPE. (enlargement to HŽI, the Croatian Infrastructure Manager is foreseen by November 2016);
  • Line distance: over more than 7.000 km Algeciras (ES) – Záhony (HU);
  • Diversionary routes: 550 km;
  • 9 sea ports;
  • About 90 terminals;

Vision

Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean Corridor is the result of a strong cooperation among Infrastructure Managers and Allocations Bodies involved in the project. The members, together with the Permanent Management Office staff were able to set up a functional governing structure.
All the partners are working to offer to all possible customers a quality service for rail freight transport that is competitive and reliable.
We are concentrating on offering a competitive rail freight transport service that focuses on customers’ needs and expectations.
This is realized through:

  • an easy accessible One-Stop-Shop which is a single contact point for customers to request and receive dedicated corridor capacity along the networks;
  • the enhancement of interoperability along the lines;
  • a strong work of coordination in order to offer the best cross-border harmonized PaPs for freight trains;
  • the commitment to enhance harmonization and increase the quality and the quantity of the offer establishing a negotiation with all the Member States, IMs and ABs concerned by the Corridor in order to facilitate cross-borders connection;
  • the involvement of customers within Timetable preparation in order to better fit their needs.

The Permanent Management Office

The Permanent Management Office (PMO) of Rail Freight Corridor 6 is located in Milan (Italy) in a RFI fenced area.

RFC 6 PMO is led by a Managing Director, Andrea Galluzzi, who is also one of the EEIG Managers, responsible for the management of the Corridor activities. The PMO staff is composed of István Pákozdi who is Deputy Director and Infrastructure Advisor, Pierre Chauvin who is in charge of the One-Stop-Shop of Rail Freight Corridor 6 and Giulia Gargantini, the Administrative Assistant.

The internationality of the team is considered as a key requirement to ensure a fair balance of representation among the partners and a corridor oriented perspective overcoming national views.

Governance

RFC 6 Governance

According to Regulation 913/2010 the Management Board is composed of the Infrastructure Managers and the Allocation Bodies concerned by the Corridor.

Management Board of Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean Corridor is composed of: Administrador de Infrastructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), TP Ferro Concesionaria S.A., Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français - Réseau (SNCF Réseau), Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI), Sž - Infrastruktura d.o.o. (Sž-Infra), Magyar Államvasutak Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársa-ság (MÁV); Vasúti Pályakapacitás-elosztó Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság (VPE).

The Management Board is responsible for all the management activities as provided for in Regulation 913/2010.

The Management Board of RFC 6 decided to take the form of an independent legal entity, that is an EEIG. According to this, the Management Board of RFC 6 – Mediterranean Corridor acts as the General Assembly of the EEIG. The General Assembly is the decision making body of the EEIG and Bojan Kekec (Sž-Infra) chairs it. The Management Board delegated its functions to the Permanent Management Office (PMO) headquartered in Milano, which is supervised by the General Assembly.

Advisory Groups

Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean Corridor Advisory Groups (AGs) are the consultation bodies where Terminal Managers and Railways Undertaking interested in the use of the Corridor can get information and provide inputs to the Corridor Management.

These meetings alternatively take place in the eastern or in the western part of the Corridor in order to establish a regular dialogue with all the stakeholders.

8th TAG-RAG meeting Montpellier 26th May 2016

# Title PDF
1 RFC 6 Agenda 8th TAG-RAG Meeting Montpellier 26-05-2016 PDF
2 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 26-05-2016 PDF
3 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 26-05-2016 PDF
4 RFC 6 Registration Form for Railways Undertakings 26-05-2016 PDF
5 RFC 6 Registration Form for Terminal Managers/Owners 26-05-2016 PDF
6 Privacy information 8th TAG-RAG PDF

Archive

# Title PDF
1 RFC 6 - Med_Minutes of the 7th TAG-RAG_Budapest PDF
2 RFC 6 - Med 7th TAG-RAG slides MD_DD PDF
3 RFC 6 - Med 7th TAG-RAG slides C-OSS PDF
4 Rail Cargo Terminal BILK presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
5 MAV presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
6 VPE presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
7 HZI presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
8 RAG representative - Trenitalia Cargo presentation PDF
9 TAG representative - Valencia Port presentation PDF
10 UIRR presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF

Commercial Offer

Corridor OSS and our products

Single body, single operation, harmonized rules.

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Services offered

  • a single body coordinating the national Infrastructure Managers and Allocation Bodies, to allow you a simple and fast booking of international paths for freight trains
  • a flexible offer tailored to your specific requirements
  • a customer care to help you planning your transport
  • an information centre on technical features of corridor lines and terminals and on relevant railway services offer
  • a customized access to an international IT booking tool (PCS)

The two main products offered by Rail Freight Corridor 6 are:

TT 201X – addresses medium- to long-term capacity needs. Pre-arranged train paths harmonized across Countries belonging to the Corridor (journey times, frequencies, timings) are published (at X-11) on 2nd Monday of January of each year for the allocation of the capacity of the following year.

Reserve Capacity (RC) – addresses ad hoc capacity needs at rather short notice. Ad hoc requests for individual train path can be requested until 21 days before the train runs. The Reserve Capacity offered by RFC 6 is provided in form of PaPs.

# Title eBook PDF
Book 4 Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
General terms and conditions 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Framework for Capacity Allocation 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF


For any question please contact: OSS@railfreightcorridor6.eu

PaPs 2016

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RFC6 is offering Pre-arranged Paths (PaPs) on the corridor to be used for the Timetable 2016.

# Title Image PDF
1 RFC6 Pre-Arranged Paths for Reserve Capacity TT2016 West-East PDF
- Flex-Pap parameters Italy PDF
- Flex-PaP parameters Slovenia PDF
- Flex-PaP parameters Hungary PDF
2 RFC6 Pre-Arranged Paths for Reserve Capacity TT2016 East-West PDF
- Flex-Pap parameters Italy PDF
- Flex-PaP parameters Slovenia PDF
- Flex-PaP parameters Hungary PDF

For any information concerning the ordering process of PaPs please consult the Corridor Information Document Book 4.

For any question please contact: OSS@railfreightcorridor6.eu

Consult the Timetable and Book Now!

Note: All PaPs for reserve capacity for 2016 Timetable are available in PCS

PCS Login
[link to the RailNetEurope (RNE) website Path Coordination System (PCS) part]

Open RNE Timetable

PaPs 2017

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RFC6 is offering Pre-arranged Paths (PaPs) on the corridor to be used for the Timetable 2017.

# Title Image PDF
1 RFC Pre-Arranged PaP offer 2017 for the late request phase PDF

For any information concerning the ordering process of PaPs please consult the Corridor Information Document Book 4.

For any question please contact: OSS@railfreightcorridor6.eu

Possessions

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In the present overview, the infrastructure managers concerned have published the planning status for infrastructure availability restrictions along the related Rail Freight Corridor.

Legal Notice

The published measures constitute a snapshot of the situation at the date of publication and are subject to constant changes.

Please note that the information provided should be used for rough orientation purposes only and may not constitute the basis for any legal claim.

Publication of possessions does not substitute any national law or legislation and RUs/applicants must refer to national network Statements.

# Country Year File
1 Spain 2016-2017 XLSX
2 France 2016 XLS with macro
3 Italy 2015-2016 XLS with macro
4 Italy 2016-2017 XLS with macro
5 Slovenia 2016 XLS with macro
6 Hungary 2016-2017 XLS with macro
7 Croatia 2016-2018 XLS with macro

 

RFC 6 Possessions MAPS 2016/2017

# Country Year File
1 France 2016-2017 PDF
2 France 2017-2018 PDF
3 Hungary 2016 PDF
4 Hungary 2017 PDF
5 Slovenia 2016 PDF

 

Traffic Management

In line with the Regulation 913/2010 harmonized procedures for coordinating Traffic Management along the freight corridor are defined in CID Book 4, chapter 13.

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All Infrastructure Managers experts involved in the Corridor are working under the coordination of the PMO to provide Corridor trains running on international paths with higher priority and to increase the level of harmonization for Traffic Management and Traffic Management in the event of disturbance at Corridor level.

PRIORITY RULES of the IMs of the RFC 6, are available on RNE WEB site, in the “Priority rules in operations” section, at the following link: http://www.rne.eu/priority_rules/index.php.

In addition, bilateral agreements are in force in the following cross border sections Spain – France, France – Italy, Italy – Slovenia, Slovenia – Hungary. Bilateral agreements can be obtained on demand at C-OSS.

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Performances

Performance Management, which is foreseen by Regulation 913/2010, is the process to manage the performances of the trains running along the Corridor and of course it includes the Performance Monitoring, as described in the Train Performance Management Manual of RFC 6.

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Performance Monitoring of RFC 6 will be organized in two steps:

  1. Monitoring of PaPs allocated by C-OSS (Short term objective);
  2. Monitoring of selected international freight trains passing through the corridor lines and border.

The Performance Management includes identification of punctuality targets. The ones identified for RFC 6 are the following:

  • Punctuality threshold – max 30 minutes at the final destination;
  • At least 60% of the monitored corridor trains should be punctual at the destination point;

Long-term performance objectives are the following:

  • Number of corridor trains per month (to be defined);
  • Length of PaP (km)(to be defined);

Monitoring tools

Trains will be monitored on the basis of information provided by TIS. In case TIS is not fully operational on the corridor especially at the beginning of the implementation of the corridor, RFC 6 will use IMs’ internal information systems. This would require regular data, identifying Train on PaPs and all other trains, to be provided to the C-OSS.

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Documents

Corridor Information Document

The Corridor Information Document provides all information in one document in relation with Rail Freight Corridor 6.

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Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

RFC User Satisfaction Survey 2015

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Annual Report 2014

2014 has been the first round-year fully in operation for the Corridor, and many challenges have been overcome.

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Structure of the document

On the basis of the RailNetEurope (RNE) structure, the Corridor Information Document, which is a single document, is consisted of 5 different Books. There are proposed structures available for each book; the Network Statement Excerpts part follows the structure of national Network Statements.

The Corridor Information Document is built up as follows:

# Title eBook PDF
Book 1 Generalities 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Book 2 Network Statement Excerpts 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Book 3 Terminals Description 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Book 4 Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
General terms and conditions 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Framework for Capacity Allocation 2015-2016 PDF
2016-2017 PDF
Book 5 Implementation Plan 2015-2016 pdf
2016-2017 pdf

 

All Books can be executed under different processes but the Network Statement Excerpts part should be drawn up in accordance with the procedure set out in Directive 2012/34/EU.

The Corridor Information Document is an international document, therefore it is written in English language.

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2015

RFC User Satisfaction Survey 2015

RFC User Satisfaction Survey 2015

RFC User Satisfaction Survey 2015

Annual Report 2014

# Title eBook PDF
1 Annual Report 2014 pdf

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