Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor connects you!
Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor connects you!
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.
Almería – Valencia / Algeciras / Madrid – Zaragoza / Barcelona – Marseille – Lyon – Torino – Milano – Verona – Padova / Venezia – Triese / Koper – Ljubljana/Rijeka – Zagreb – Budapest – Zahony (Hungarian-Ukrainian border).
The Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor Management Board is pleased to invite you to the 13th Advisory Group meeting of Mediterranean RFC - (TAG RAG)
which will be held in: Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (23 place de la Joliette 13002 Marseille (France) on the 27th of February 2019.
FIRST RAIL MOTORWAY SERVICES FROM SPAIN
The ADIF freight terminal in Can Tunis, located near the port of Barcelona, was the starting point of the first train of the rail motorway that opened on
February 19th, 2019, and joins with up to six trains per direction and week Barcelona with Bettembourg, in Luxembourg, through the El Pertús tunnel.
The rail motorway runs through the new high-speed international Figueras-Perpignan section, built and managed by ADIF, with rail mixed traffic of travelers and goods in European standard track gauge. It means a very important connection milestone from Barcelona without having to change axles gauge at the border, as part of the Mediterranean Corridor, and as result of it, rail traffic will increase due to this cross-border connection between Spain and France.
This system, which allows the transfer by rail of road trailers or semi-trailers using special platforms, is operated by RENFE Mercancías and VIIA, the rail motorway operator of the SNCF group.
This initiative comes to complete the one offered by HUPAC on February 18th, 2019, between Barcelona Morrot terminal and Antwerp, in Belgium.
Management Summary of Monthly TPM Reports for 2018 are now available.
From February on the monthly reports for 2019 will be also available.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1||MED RFC Agenda 13th TAG-RAG Meeting Marseille 27-02-2019|
|2||MED RFC Invitation letter to 13th TAG-RAG Meeting Marseille 27-02-2019|
|3||MED RFC Registration Form for 13th TAG-RAG Meeting Marseille 27-02-2019|
|4||MED RFC Report on max. train length - Agenda point 2|
|1||MED RFC Materials 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018|
|2||MED RFC Minutes 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018|
|3||MED RFC Map 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018|
|4||MED RFC Agenda 12th TAG-RAG Meeting Budapest 28-11-2018|
|5||MED RFC Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 28-11-2018|
|6||MED RFC Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 28-11-2018|
|7||MED RFC Registration Form for Railways Undertakings 28-11-2018|
|8||MED RFC Registration Form for Terminal Managers/Owners 28-11-2018|
|9||MED RFC Hotel Mercure Booking Registration Form 28-11-2018|
|1||MED RFC Slides 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018|
|2||MED RFC Minutes 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018|
|3||MED RFC Agenda 11th TAG-RAG Meeting Valencia 31-05-2018|
|4||MED RFC Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 31-05-2018|
|5||MED RFC Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 31-05-2018|
|1||MED RFC Agenda 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|2||MED RFC Invitation letter to Railways Undertakings 14-11-2017|
|3||MED RFC Invitation letter to Terminal Managers/Owners 14-11-2017|
|4||MED RFC Minutes 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|5||MED RFC Slides 10th TAG-RAG Meeting Ljubljana 14-11-2017|
|1||MED RFC Agenda 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
|2||MED RFC Minutes 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
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.
Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019 – 12 Oct 2018 version
|1||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Reserve Capacity Offer for TT 2019|
Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 – 12 Feb 2018 version
|1||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from West to East|
|2||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from East to West||3||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from West to East - in details with parameters information|
|4||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 from East to West - in details with parameters information|
|5||Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor – Pap offer for the TT 2020 – List of Parameters|
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.
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||2018-2020 - MED RFC possessions – updated on 25/07/2018|
|2||All||2019-2021 - MED RFC Possessions - update dec. 2018|
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 MED RFC will be organized in two steps:
The Performance Management includes identification of punctuality targets. The ones identified for MED RFC 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, 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.
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.
|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||2018-2019|
|Book 3||Terminals Description||2018-2019|
|Book 4||Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management||2018-2019|
|Framework for Capacity Allocation||2018-2019|
|Book 5||Implementation Plan||2018-2019|
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.
|1||Annual Report 2017|
|2||Annual Report 2016|
|3||Annual Report 2015|
|4||Annual Report 2014|
|1||Monthly TPM Report 01-2018|
|2||Monthly TPM Report 02-2018|
|3||Monthly TPM Report 03-2018|
|4||Monthly TPM Report 04-2018|
|5||Monthly TPM Report 05-2018|
|6||Monthly TPM Report 06-2018|
|7||Monthly TPM Report 07-2018|
|8||Monthly TPM Report 08-2018|
|9||Monthly TPM Report 09-2018|
|10||Monthly TPM Report 10-2018|
|11||Monthly TPM Report 11-2018|
|12||Monthly TPM Report 12-2018|
|1||Monthly TPM Report 01-2019|
|2||Monthly TPM Report 02-2019|
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