Tpm 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 in order to describe the overall train performance quality management process.

From 2011, with the coming into force of the Freight Regulation, the focus moved to meeting the needs of the Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs). The Guidelines for Train Performance Management on Rail Freight Corridors – RFC TPM Guidelines – were published and regularly updated as experience was gained. The latest version was published in May 2019.

Taking into account all previous experience, the RFC TPM Guidelines provide a comprehensive description of how to improve train punctuality. The guidelines were delivered to the RFCs so that they could use them without having to re-invent the wheel.

It is important to underline that the RFC TPM Guidelines, although conceived with the Freight Regulation in mind, can also be used in other contexts and for all types of railway traffic (including passenger traffic).

Added value of the RFC TPM approach

  • The international approach to punctuality analysis is designed to improve the quality of train performance on corridors and thereby improve customer satisfaction and attract more traffic to railways
  • A network of experts is now in place
  • Regular international collaboration regarding quality performance (beyond borders) between individual Infrastructure Managers (IMs), and between IMs and Railway Undertakings (RUs), has been established

To ensure the implementation of TPM processes on RFC level, each RFC has nominated an RFC TPM working group leader. the RFC TPM leader is responsible for the organisation and chairing of the RFC TPM WG meetings and acts as a contact person for RFC TPM-related questions within the RFC organisation and eventually also to external bodies, e.g. RAGs, TAGs, etc.

RFC TPM Leaders Contact Information

RFCTPM LeaderPhoneE-Mail
RFC 1 Rhine – AlpineAlessandro FattoriniTel.: +49 69 265 39 550,
Mobile: +49 1523 756 61 84
RFC 2 North Sea-MediterraneanMarie-Anne MenguyMobile : +33 6 22 74 23
RFC 3 Scandinavian – MediterraneanSiegfried Nierichlo Tel.: +49 69 265
RFC 4 AtlanticAntónio José Mendes Filipe Tel.: +351 918 912
RFC 5 Baltic – AdriaticAlessandro Turconi Mobile: +39 041 784
RFC 6 MediterraneanIstvan PakozdiTel.: +39 02 3674 2660
Mobile: +39 324 820 4725
RFC 7 Orient / East-MedMarton PasztiTel.: +36 511 3849
Mobile: +36 301749033
RFC 8 North Sea – BalticJayne van Ham Tel.: +31
RFC 9 Rhine – DanubeMarton PasztiTel.: +36 511 3849
Mobile: +36 301749033
RFC 10 Alpine – Western BalkanNot nominated yet
RFC 11 AmberMarton PasztiTel.: +36 511 3849
Mobile: +36 301749033