Corridor Management

Other RFC-Related Activities

Several other RFC-related activities and projects have been undertaken jointly by RNE and the RFCs, aiming to develop and bring into practice joint processes applicable to the entire RFC Network.

Pre-Arranged Path Product Definition

In early 2016, RNE started to streamline the Pre-arranged Path (PaP) product offered by the RFCs. A task force consisting of C-OSS managers and timetabling experts revised the existing guidelines. This resulted in the merging of the former Guidelines for Corridor OSS and the Guidelines for Pre-arranged Paths into the Guidelines for C-OSS concerning PaP and RC Management.

During this process, all obsolete/redundant contents were eliminated. The descriptions provided by the two previous guidelines were reviewed and updated, the aim being to close all gaps in the standing process descriptions and provide for an adequate level of detail. The newly described process reflects market requirements more accurately and will enable C-OSSs to fulfill their coordinating role in a more efficient way.

To assist those working with the guidelines, the aforementioned task force also created an Explanation of changes made in the former two documents, leading to a single combined guideline.

As the new guideline necessitated several developments within the Path Coordination System (PCS), it could be activated gradually pursuant to the actual deployment of the required PCS development. In the meantime, portions of the previous guidelines remained valid and applicable.

RFC Traffic Management Information

The Traffic Management Information (TMI) document provides a detailed overview of the traffic management information content and structure; its annexes deal with specific traffic management information regarding the border sections relevant for RFCs.

The complete Traffic Management Information document can be downloaded here. The annexes in Excel format can be downloaded here.

Train Performance Management on RFCs

The Train Performance Management (TPM) project, carried out in 2009, was a first attempt to put in place a complete process for monitoring, analysing and improving performance of international trains, namely in terms of punctuality. ‘TPM Guidelines’ were developed to describe the overall train performance quality management process.

Further information can be found here.

International Contingency Management

On 16th May 2018, the RNE General Assembly in Sopron unanimously approved the International Contingency Management Handbook and its implementation from Timetable period 2019. RailNetEurope (RNE) with the support of the RFCs has taken the responsibility of keeping this document up to date.

Further information can be found here.