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THE TRAFFIC BETWEEN SAINT MICHEL AND MODANE IN THE MAURIENNE VALLEY
(RAILWAY LINK ITALY – FRANCE IN THE ALPS VIA MODANE) DUE TO A MUDSLIDE.
THE TRACKS ARE UNDER MAINTENANCE. UPDATES CAN BE FOUND IN THE NEWS SECTIONS.

Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor is an organization Co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)
RNE CIP Info

The Mediterranean RFC, in cooperation with RailNetEurope, successfully implemented CIP.
CIP is an Internet-based tool hosted by RailNetEurope (RNE), which gathers information on the railway infrastructures of 8 out of 11 RFCs.
The tool is composed of two parts: an interactive map and an information documents section.
CIP is a valuable and easy tool to find out specific information about the Mediterranean RFC and all the other RFCs in a single place.
All interested stakeholders can freely access the webpage through the login page.

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

MED RFC Map

Almería – Valencia / Algeciras / Madrid – Zaragoza / Barcelona – Marseille – Lyon – Torino – Milano – Verona – Padova / Venezia – Triese / Koper – Ljubljana/Rijeka – Zagreb – Budapest – Zahony (Hungarian-Ukrainian border).

News & Events

9th July 2019

All the IMs involved in the traffic disruption, with the support of RFC Med, are currently working with RUs to streamline the best solutions.

Different alternatives are currently being studied to re-route the traffic:

  • Via Marseille - Ventimiglia - Genova (with limited capacity available);
  • Via Basel - Domodossola/Chiasso;
  • Via Genève - Domodossola/Chiasso;

Special restrictions can apply to the different solutions.

As various routes via Switzerland are considered to be alternatives temporarily, during the closure of the line, adjustments both on safety issues and organization of the transports, with the research for more Locos and drivers resources is ongoing and in strict collaboration with the railway undertakings in Italy, France and Switzerland.

The goal is to find solutions to elaborate a stable transportation plan for the coming weeks.

5th July 2019

The Med RFC informs that the measures of the ICM Handbook were duly activated
and that the rerouting possibilities for the freight trains which are being studied are:

  • Via Marseille-Ventimiglia-Genova;
  • Via Basel – Domodossola/Chiasso;
  • Via Genève – Domodossola/Chiasso;

Updated information  https://www.sncf.com/fr/groupe/newsroom/interruption-circulation-savoie

3rd July 2019

IMPORTANT ALERT - TRAFFIC DISRUPTION IN FRANCE BETWEEN SAINT MICHEL and MODANE
"A mudslide, due to the storms of the last days force us to interrupt the traffic between Saint Michel and Modane in the Maurienne Valley (railway link Italy –
France in the Alps via Modane). Currently, several weeks will be needed to fix the tracks. We will update our communication regularly as per the developments".


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About us

Background

Mediterranean Rail Freight 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. Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor 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.

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

Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor at a glance:

  • 6 Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary;
  • 9 Cooperating Parties: ADIF, LFP Perthus, SNCF Réseau, OC'VIA, RFI, Sž-Infra, HŽI, MÁV, VPE;
  • Line distance: over more than 7.000 km Algeciras (ES) – Záhony (HU);
  • Diversionary routes: 550 km;
  • 9 sea ports;
  • About 90 terminals;

Vision

Mediterranean Rail Freight 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 Mediterranean RFC is located in Milan (Italy) in a RFI fenced area.

The Mediterranean RFC  PMO is led by a Managing Director, Furio Bombardi, 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 the One-Stop-Shop Leader of the Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor, 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.

Governance

MED RFC 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 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor is composed of: Administrador de Infrastructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Línea Figueras Perpignan S.A. (LFP), Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français - Réseau (SNCF Réseau), Oc’Via (Oc’Via), 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 Mediterranean RFC decided to take the form of an independent legal entity, that is an EEIG. According to this, the Management Board of  Mediterranean Rail Freight 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.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

The EXBO is chaired by the French Ministry of Transport and represented by the President Joseph Lunet de la Malene.

In order to exchange the best practices and to define common guidelines, a Network of Executive Boards, “NEXBO”, was established in 2017, actively supported by the board.

The group meets twice a year.

Advisory Groups

Mediterranean Rail Freight 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.

13th TAG-RAG Meeting Marseille 27-02-2019

# Title PDF
1 MED RFC_TAG RAG MARSEILLE 27-02-2019_final.pdf PDF
2 Final MINUTES_13th TAG-RAG Marseille 27022019_final.pdf PDF
3 RFC MED_TAG RAG_UIRR_Rail-Facility-Portal.pdf PDF
4 MED RFC_TAG RAG_RAG spokesman_Feed-back.pdf PDF
5 RFC MED_TAG_RAG_Adif_Vilaseca-Castellón.pdf PDF
6 RFC MED_TAG RAG_Sz-I_Dobova.pdf PDF
7 RFC MED_TAG_RAG_ SNCF Réseau_Loading gauge.pdf PDF
8 RFC MED_TAG RAG_GPMM_27 02 2019.pdf PDF
9 MED RFC Agenda 13th TAG-RAG Meeting Marseille 27-02-2019 PDF
10 MED RFC Report on max. train length - Agenda point 2 PDF

12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018

# Title PDF
1 MED RFC Materials 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018 ZIP
2 MED RFC Minutes 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018 PDF
3 MED RFC Map 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018 JPG
4 MED RFC Agenda 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018 PDF
5 MED RFC Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 28-11-2018 PDF
6 MED RFC Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 28-11-2018 PDF
7 MED RFC Registration Form for Railways Undertakings 28-11-2018 PDF
8 MED RFC Registration Form for Terminal Managers/Owners 28-11-2018 PDF
9 MED RFC Hotel Mercure Booking Registration Form 28-11-2018 PDF

Archive

# Title PDF
1 11TH TAG-RAG MEETING VALENCIA 31-05-2018 ZIP
2 10TH TAG-RAG MEETING LJUBLJANA 14-11-2017 ZIP
3 9TH TAG-RAG MEETING MILANO 26-01-2017 ZIP

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 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor 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 MED RFC is provided in form of PaPs.

Please check the Documents section for Book 4 of Corridor Information Documents


For any question please contact: OSS@railfreightcorridor6.eu
For sending a support ticket please contact: OSS.support@rfc6.eu

Offer 2019

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Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019 – 12 Oct 2018 version

# Title PDF XLS
1 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019 PDF XLS

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

Offer 2020

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Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 – 12 Feb 2018 version

# Title PDF XLS
1 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from West to East PDF XLS
2 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from East to West PDF XLS
3 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from West to East - in details with parameters information PDF XLS
4 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from East to West - in details with parameters information PDF XLS
5 Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 – List of Parameters PDF XLS

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

Path Coordination System (PCS)

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Path Coordination System (PCS) is a web-based tool supporting the coordination of international train paths and requests, accessible to all stakeholders, such as Railway Undertakings, Infrastructure Managers, Allocation Bodies and Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs ). PCS assuring harmonization of both applications and offers for the whole path. PCS is the only tool for requesting Corridor Pre-Arranged paths.

RNE PCS Tool

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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 All 2018-2020 - MED RFC possessions – updated on 25/07/2018 XLSX
2 All 2019-2021 - MED RFC Possessions - update dec. 2018 XLSX

 

MED RFC Possessions MAPS

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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 MED RFC 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 MED RFC 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, MED RFC 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

Letter of Intent

On May 23rd on Zagreb, The CEOs of the IMs and AB of the Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor signed the Letter of Intent to strengthen Cooperation and improve the performance of the Corridor Read more...

Corridor Information Document

The Corridor Information Document provides all information in one document in relation with Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor. Read more...

Customer Satisfaction Survey 2018

Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor User Satisfaction Survey 2018 Read more...

Annual Reports

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MED RFC - Management Summary of Monthly TPM Reports

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RFC MED Re-routing Scenarios

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Common Declaration

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Cooperation

Cooperation agreement between the regulatory bodies competent for monitoring the competition in the mediterranean corridor. Read more...

Cross border interoperability overview

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Development Plan 2020

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 Rail Freight Corridor. 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.

# Title PDF
1 Letter of Intent PDF

 

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 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
CID Glossary   PDF
Book 2 Network Statement Excerpts 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
Book 3 Terminals Description 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
Book 4 Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
Framework for Capacity Allocation 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
Cooperation Agreement 2018-2019 PDF
2019-2020 PDF
Book 5 Implementation Plan 2018-2019 pdf
2019-2020 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 2018

# Title PDF
1 Customer Satisfaction Survey 2018 pdf

 

Annual Reports

# Title PDF
1 Annual Report 2018 pdf
2 Annual Report 2017 pdf
3 Annual Report 2016 pdf
4 Annual Report 2015 pdf
5 Annual Report 2014 pdf

 

2018

# Title PDF
1 Monthly TPM Report 01-2018 pdf
2 Monthly TPM Report 02-2018 pdf
3 Monthly TPM Report 03-2018 pdf
4 Monthly TPM Report 04-2018 pdf
5 Monthly TPM Report 05-2018 pdf
6 Monthly TPM Report 06-2018 pdf
7 Monthly TPM Report 07-2018 pdf
8 Monthly TPM Report 08-2018 pdf
9 Monthly TPM Report 09-2018 pdf
10 Monthly TPM Report 10-2018 pdf
11 Monthly TPM Report 11-2018 pdf
12 Monthly TPM Report 12-2018 pdf

2019

# Title PDF
1 Monthly TPM Report 01-2019 pdf
2 Monthly TPM Report 02-2019 pdf
3 Monthly TPM Report 03-2019 pdf
4 Monthly TPM Report 04-2019 pdf
5 Monthly TPM Report 05-2019 pdf
6 Monthly TPM Report 06-2019 pdf

 

# Title PDF
1 Mediterranean RFC Re-Routing Overview pdf

 

Common Declaration

# Title PDF
1 Publication of the Common declaration RFC's NSM-ALT-MED concerning capacity offer pdf

 

Cooperation

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.

# Title PDF
1 Cooperation agreement pdf

 

Cross border interoperability overview

# Title XLSX
1 CROSS BORDER INTEROPERABILITY - CORRIDOR OVERVIEW xls

 

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