We are happy to announce, that as of today – October 12th 2020 – the Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Danube has started its operations by publishing Reserve Capacity (RC) for the timetable (TT) 2021 in the Path Coordination System (PCS).
Our corridor forms an important international traffic axis, which connects production centers in Eastern Europe with target markets in the West. Its lines stretch from Strasbourg at the river Rhine through Southern Germany, Austria, Hungary up to the Black Sea Coast with the high sea port of Constanta in Romania. In addition, it also covers the axis from the German/Czech border of Cheb via Praha and Ostrava up to the Slovakian/Ukrainian border of Čierna nad Tisou.
Several RFCs connect to our lines, such as RFC Orient/East-Med, Alpine-Western-Balkan, Atlantic and Rhine – Alpine, which all serve as feeder / outflow lines.
The RFC Rhine-Danube consist of:
- 5 111 km of principal lines;
- 1 832 km of diversionary lines;
- 78 terminals including several inland waterway ports;
- 1 high – sea port at the Black Sea (Constanta).
The corridor serves as an “economic engine” connecting industrial hubs along its way by enabling rail freight transport chains, and hereby supporting a green and sustainable transport mode in the heart of Europe.
We would like to thank the support of the 7 Member States and 9 Infrastructure Mangers and Allocation Bodies, as well as the financial contribution granted through the Connecting Europe Facility, which enabled this corridor to become reality.
Looking forward to delivering an excellent service for your individual traffic needs, we are welcoming our new customers aboard RFC Rhine-Danube.