Rail Freight Corridor 6 – Mediterranean 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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a direct link to the survey questionnaire via email in September.
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The Mediterranean Corridor – RFC 6 Management Board is pleased to invite you to the 10th Advisory Group meeting of Mediterranean Corridor – RFC 6 (TAG RAG) which will be held in: Ljubljana (Slovenia) on the 14th of November 2017 from 9h30 to 16h30.
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).
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|1||RFC 6 Agenda 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
|2||RFC 6 Minutes 9th TAG-RAG Meeting Milan 26-01-2017|
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||2016-2017|
|Book 3||Terminals Description||2016-2017|
|Book 4||Procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management||2016-2017|
|General terms and conditions||2016-2017|
|Framework for Capacity Allocation||2016-2017|
|Book 5||Implementation Plan||2016-2017|
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.
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.
|1||Annual Report 2016|
|2||Annual Report 2015|
|3||Annual Report 2014|
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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