Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6 is launching a new
Short Term Capacity Product, find out more here.
Mediterranean Corridor - Rail Freight Corridor 6 aims at making international rail freight transport more competitive and attractive.
Almería – Valencia / Algeciras / Madrid – Zaragoza / Barcelona – Marseille – Lyon – Torino – Milano – Verona – Padova / Venezia – Triese / Koper – Ljubljana/Rijeka – Zagreb – Budapest – Zahony (Hungarian-Ukrainian border).
PCS Training in Vienna
Mediterranean Corriodor-RFC6 was pleased to be in Valencia on the 31st of May for the
11th Advisory Group meeting hosted by the warm welcoming Valencia Port Authority.
Thanks to the active participation of our stakeholders we had a very fruitful meeting and a well-organized exchange about many different issues including: train performance management, C-OSS related issues, collection of needs, Last Mile study, corridor pilots and much more besides. The material of the event will soon be available in the "Advisory Group" section.
Press release Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia
RFC6 Capacity meeting and TCR working group meeting took place in Milan
Mediterranean Corridor - Rail Freight Corridor 6 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 6 Countries of the European Union: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary.
The Corridor is the result of a strong cooperation among Infrastructure Managers/Allocation Bodies belonging to the Corridor.
Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6 at a glance:
Mediterranean Corridor - Rail Freight Corridor 6 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:
The Permanent Management Office (PMO) of Mediterranean Corridor - RFC6 is located in Milan (Italy) in a RFI fenced area.
The Mediterranean Corridor - RFC6 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, Stephanie Joncour who is in charge of the One-Stop-Shop Mediterranean Corridor - RFC6, Giulia Gargantini, the Project Manager and Pamela Chiarappa, 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.
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 Mediterranean Corridor - Rail Freight Corridor 6 is composed of: Administrador de Infrastructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Línea Figueras Perpignan S.A. (LFP), 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 Részvénytársaság (MÁV); Vasúti Pályakapacitás-elosztó Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság (VPE), and HŽ Infrastruktura d.o.o. (HŽI).
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 Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6 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.
Mediterranean Corridor - Rail Freight Corridor 6 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.
|1||RFC 6 Agenda 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018|
|2||RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 31-05-2018|
|3||RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 31-05-2018|
|1||RFC 6 Agenda 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|2||RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 14-11-2017|
|3||RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 14-11-2017|
|4||RFC 6 Minutes 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|5||RFC 6 Slides 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|1||RFC 6 Agenda 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
|2||RFC 6 Minutes 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
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.
Taking into consideration the Reserve Capacity allocation KPIs from previous years and following demands from Railway Undertakings to get international harmonized capacity at reduced deadlines before train departure; the Mediterranean - RFC 6 has decided to launch a new Short Term Capacity Product in the frame of a pilot.
This product is detailed in the leaflet you will find here and will be available through the tool PCS from the beginning of the timetable 2018.
The catalogues below will display :
|1||Reserve Capacity and Short Term Capacity offer 2018 from West to East|
|2||Reserve Capacity and Short Term Capacity offer 2018 from East to West|
To complete the offer of the RFC between 0 and 8 days, and address border congestion issues on the line Villa Opicina – Hodos, The Infrastructure Managers and Allocation Bodies ( and their train Performance Teams) have agreed to display on the website of the Rail Freight Corridor a list of pre-harmonised paths which, even though not being guarantied, are likely to be offered at very short time before departure.
This harmonised capacity is for information only, availability and booking will have to be made directly to the corresponding IM.
Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 – 12 Feb 2018 version
|1||Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 from West to East|
|2||Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 from East to West|
|3||Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 – List of Parameters|
|4||Synthese Analyse conflits Pap 2019|
In the present overview, the infrastructure managers concerned have published the planning status for infrastructure availability restrictions along the related Rail Freight Corridor.
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.
|1||All||2018-2019 (updated on 22/12/2017)|
To be updated soon...
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.
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.
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.
Performance Monitoring of RFC 6 will be organized in two steps:
The Performance Management includes identification of punctuality targets. The ones identified for RFC 6 are the following:
Long-term performance objectives are the following:
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.
Taking into account the feed back coming from the sector, mainly Sector Statement on Rail Freight Corridors “Boosting International Rail Freight”, Customer Satisfaction Survey and TAG RAG, the letter includes five topics for which the Signatories deem it is necessary to undertake further actions to improve the performance of the Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6. This event will shortly be followed by an action plan listing concrete actions, indicators and deadlines to implement the objectives of the letter of intent.
|1||Letter of Intent|
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:
|Book 2||Network Statement Excerpts||2017-2018|
|Book 3||Terminals Description||2017-2018|
|Book 4||Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management||2017-2018|
|Framework for Capacity Allocation|
|Book 5||Implementation Plan||2017-2018|
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.
The purpose of this agreement is to set up the guidelines for this cooperation as part of a coordinated and efficient approach in order to implement processes that are easily accessible to the market players.
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