The Corridor Information Documents
Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight requires RFC Management Boards to publish Corridor Information Documents providing information on the rail infrastructure of each Rail Freight Corridor (RFC), in particular as regards commercial and legal access conditions, thus facilitating the Applicants’ international business on RFCs.
The RNE Network Statement and Corridor Information Document Working Group has developed a Corridor Information Document Common Structure accompanied by an implementation guide designed to help the RFCs with the production of harmonised and thus easy-to-understand documents. The RNE Corridor Information Document Common Structure complies with the requirements of the above-mentioned Regulation.
In 2016, the next stage of harmonisation of the various Corridor Information Documents – production of harmonised texts – started with Book 4, which defines procedures for Capacity and Traffic Management, as well as for the coordination of planned Temporary Capacity Restrictions. As a next step, harmonised texts for Book 1 (Generalities) and Book 2 (Network Statement Excerpts) were created in 2017. Both the common structure and the harmonised texts are subject to a yearly revision and are updated when needed.
Corridor Information Documents of the RFCs
The Corridor Information Documents are published at least three months prior to the deadline for requests for infrastructure capacity. The list below provides links to the Corridor Information Documents of the individual Rail Freight Corridors.
North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
North Sea-Baltic Corridor
Alpine - Western Balkan Corridor
RNE Network Statement and Corridor Information Document Working Group
Understanding Network Statements as well as Corridor Information Document issues is essential for successful communication between Infrastructure Managers (IMs), Allocation Bodies (ABs) and RFCs. For this reason, the RNE Network Statement Working Group and Corridor Information Document Subgroup have been merged. This facilitates the cooperation between the IMs, ABs and the RFCs as it relates to Network Statements and Corridor Information Documents, and also helps them to understand each other’s needs better.