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On May 23rd in 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
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.

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

User Satisfaction Survey - Your feedback is very valuable to us!

In September 2017, the annual RFC User Satisfaction Survey will be re-launched.

With this survey, we aim to learn the opinion of our present and future users about our products and services with the goal to further improve them for the benefit of international rail freight. This allows you to tell us about the strengths and weaknesses in our performance and also gives you the opportunity to point out areas that need to be improved.

The survey has been conducted annually since 2014 or 2016 and we have already been able to improve specific areas based on feedback from the respondents.

Since it is very important to us to increase the quality of our products and services, we look forward to receiving your feedback and assure you that it will be greatly appreciated. The higher the level of participation is, the better we will be able to draw reliable conclusions about user satisfaction with the services and products that we offer.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us: p.chiarappa@railfreightcorridor6.eu and you will receive a direct link to the survey questionnaire via email in September.

23rd May 2017

On May 23rd the Corridor Conference “Extension to Croatia” will take place in Zagreb.

12th April 2017

The new Costumer Satisfaction Survey 2016 is available in the Document section of the webisite.

13th-14th March 2017

MED CORR RFC6 16th GA Milano.
13.3.2017 14:00-18:00; 14.3.2017 9:00-14:00


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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:

  • 6 Countries: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia;
  • 8 Cooperating Parties: ADIF, LFP Perthus, SNCF Réseau, RFI, Sž-Infra, MÁV, VPE, HŽI;
  • 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, Stephanie Joncour who is in charge of the One-Stop-Shop of Rail Freight Corridor 6 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

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), 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 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.

9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017

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1 RFC 6 Agenda 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF
2 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 26-01-2017 PDF
3 RFC 6 Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 26-01-2017 PDF
4 RFC 6 Minutes 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF
5 RFC 6 Slides 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF
6 RFC 6 ECCO Slides 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017 PDF

Archive

# Title PDF
1 RFC 6 Agenda 8th TAG-RAG Meeting Montpellier 26-05-2016 PDF
2 RFC 6 Minutes 8th TAG-RAG Meeting Montpellier 26-05-2016 PDF
3 RFC 6 Slides 8th TAG-RAG Meeting Montpellier 26-05-2016 PDF
4 RFC 6 - Med_Minutes of the 7th TAG-RAG_Budapest PDF
5 RFC 6 - Med 7th TAG-RAG slides MD_DD PDF
6 RFC 6 - Med 7th TAG-RAG slides C-OSS PDF
7 Rail Cargo Terminal BILK presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
8 MAV presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
9 VPE presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
10 HZI presentation 7th RFC 6 - Med TAG-RAG PDF
11 RAG representative - Trenitalia Cargo presentation PDF
12 TAG representative - Valencia Port presentation PDF
13 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.

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


For any question please contact: OSS@railfreightcorridor6.eu

PaPs 2017

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

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1 RFC Pre Arranged Paths for Reserve capacity 2017 direction West-East PDF
2 RFC Pre Arranged Paths for Reserve capacity 2017 direction East-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

PaPs 2018

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RFC6 is offering Pre-arranged Paths (PaPs) on the corridor to be used for the Timetable 2018.

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1 RFC Pre Arranged Paths for Reserve capacity 2018 direction West-East PDF
2 RFC Pre Arranged Paths for Reserve capacity 2018 direction East-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

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 2017-2018-2019 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.

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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

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

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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 2016

RFC User Satisfaction Survey 2016

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Annual Reports

In 2015, the Capacity offer was drastically increased and all the internal procedures and documents were revised and reinforced taking into account all the inputs coming from the railway sector.

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Cooperation

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

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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 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.

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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 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
Book 2 Network Statement Excerpts 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
Book 3 Terminals Description 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
Book 4 Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
General terms and conditions 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
Framework for Capacity Allocation 2016-2017 PDF
2017-2018 PDF
Cooperation Agreement 2017-2018 PDF
Book 5 Implementation Plan 2016-2017 pdf
2017-2018 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 2016

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1 Customer Satisfaction Survey 2016 pdf

 

Annual Reports

Thanks to a fruitful and collective effort of all its members, the Mediterranean Corridor was successfully set up in 2013 fully in line with all the provisions provided by the regulation 913/2010. In 2014, the first capacity allocation phase showed a strong interest of the stakeholders in the use of the Corridor. These encouraging results, and the awareness that many processes needed to be further developed, pushed the Corridor Governance and its members to take further steps in order to improve the services offered to the customers.

Actually, in 2015, the Capacity offer was drastically increased and all the internal procedures and documents were revised and reinforced taking into account all the inputs coming from the railway sector. One of the peculiar characteristics of the Mediterranean Corridor has always been its continuous effort to keep an open dialogue with all the stakeholders. Thanks to this, the booking phase registered an increase of requests of more than 100%!

We are aware that many challenges are still in front of us: better European harmonization, better customer oriented international Time Tabling, more user friendly IT tools, etc., but the Mediterranean Corridor, which has laid down the foundations of a strong and coherent international cooperation, is ready to play its part for the benefit of the Railway sector.

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1 Annual Report 2016 pdf
2 Annual Report 2015 pdf
3 Annual Report 2014 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.

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1 Cooperation agreement pdf

 

Cross border interoperability overview

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1 CROSS BORDER INTEROPERABILITY - CORRIDOR OVERVIEW xls

 

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