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The Mediterranean RFC is now part of the Customer Information Platform (CIP).
This is a step closer to our customers and a step forward for the Rail Freight Corridor Network.
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The Rail Freight Corridor 6 is an organization Co-financed by the European Union Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)

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

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News & Events

6th December 2018

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.

30th october 2018

SNCF Rèseau inform that in France at Montluel substation, there has been a fire between Ambérieu and Lyon which unfortunately affects the RFC6 traffic.

There is not a complete cut on this line and, in addition, there are alternative routes. However, it is to be feared that the service will be disrupted for several months. We remain at your disposal for any further information: info@railfreightcorridor6.eu

14th November 2018

ECCO, Vienna

25th October 2018

TPM Meeting, Lyon

24th October 2018

SSG meeting in Brussels


About us


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:

  • 6 Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary;
  • 8 Cooperating Parties: ADIF, LFP Perthus, SNCF Réseau, 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;


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:

  • 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 Corridor - RFC6 is located in Milan (Italy) in a RFI fenced area.

The Mediterranean Corridor - RFC6  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 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.


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 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.

Advisory Groups

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.

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

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

11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018

# Title PDF
1 RFC 6 Slides 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018 ZIP
2 RFC 6 Minutes 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018 PDF
3 RFC 6 Agenda 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018 PDF
4 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 31-05-2018 PDF
5 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 31-05-2018 PDF

10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017

# Title PDF
1 RFC 6 Agenda 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017 PDF
2 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 14-11-2017 PDF
3 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 14-11-2017 PDF
4 RFC 6 Minutes 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017 PDF
5 RFC 6 Slides 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017 PDF


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1 RFC 6 Agenda 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF
2 RFC 6 Minutes 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF

Commercial Offer

Corridor OSS and our products

Single body, single operation, harmonized rules.


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.

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 2018


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 :

  • the Reserve Capacity offer
  • and the Capacity which will also be offered between 8 and 30 days before train run in the frame of the Pilot :
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1 Reserve Capacity and Short Term Capacity offer 2018 from West to East PDF
2 Reserve Capacity and Short Term Capacity offer 2018 from East to West 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

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.


Offer 2019


Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019 – 12 Oct 2018 version

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1 Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019 PDF XLS

Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 – 12 Feb 2018 version

# Title PDF XLS
1 Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 from West to East PDF XLS
2 Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 from East to West PDF XLS
3 Mediterranean Corridor – RFC6 Pap offer for the TT 2019 – List of Parameters PDF XLS
In the following excel file, you will find the result of an analysis of all the offered Paps on SNCF Réseau Network for the TT 2019 made in February 2018 . Days at risks to be in conflict with works are shown in red.
# Title File
4 Synthese Analyse conflits Pap 2019 ZIP

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



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 2018-2019 (updated on 22/12/2017) XLSX
2 All 2018-2020 – RFC 6 possessions – updated on 25/07/2018 XLSX


RFC 6 Possessions MAPS

# Country Year File
1 France 2018 PDF
2 France 2019 PDF
3 Croatia 2018-2019 PDF

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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.


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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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:

  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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Letter of Intent

On May 23rd on Zagreb, The CEOs of the IMs and AB of the Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6 signed the Letter of Intent to strengthen Cooperation and improve the performance of the Corridor


Corridor Information Document

The Corridor Information Document provides all information in one document in relation with Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6.


Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

Mediterranean Corridor - RFC 6 User Satisfaction Survey 2017


Annual Reports


Common Declaration



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


Cross border interoperability overview


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 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.

# 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 2017-2018 PDF
2018-2019 PDF
Book 2 Network Statement Excerpts 2017-2018 PDF
2018-2019 PDF
Book 3 Terminals Description 2017-2018 PDF
2018-2019 PDF
Book 4 Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management 2017-2018 PDF
2018-2019 PDF
Framework for Capacity Allocation   PDF
Cooperation Agreement   PDF
Book 5 Implementation Plan 2017-2018 pdf
2018-2019 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 2017

# Title PDF
1 Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017 pdf


Annual Reports

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


Common Declaration

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



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

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