Publication of Reserve Capacity TT 2022

We are happy to announce that RFC Rhine-Danube published Reserve Capacity for TT 2022, which is now accessible in PCS and ready to be ordered.

The Reserve Capacity is our product for new recurrent business needs and ad-hoc traffic within the running timetable and consists of remaining capacity in the running timetable. Reserve Capacity TT 2022 is accessible in PCS and can be requested up to 30 days before the first day of operation on all corridor sections. Once your request is submitted, the C-OSS will provide you on behalf of the involved infrastructure managers with an internationally harmonized path offer until 10 days before the first running day at the latest.

Further details on this product and its benefits can be found on our website and in PCS, including all relevant information on the procedures for requesting and allocating capacity, standard running times and train parameters. The CID Book 4 including the principles of capacity management can be downloaded here.

Join the second joint meeting of the Advisory Groups of RFC Rhine-Danube and RFC Orient / East-Med

The next meeting of the Advisory Groups of RFC Rhine-Danube will take place on 5 October 2022 between 9am and 2pm. The groups consist of the railway undertakings and the terminals which are located along or using the services of the RFC. You can find more information about these groups here: https://rfc-rhine-danube.eu/rag-tag/

It will be a joint event together with the Advisory Groups of RFC Orient / East-Med, which is the second common event of this kind.

The format of the meeting will be hybrid:

– we will meet you at the headquarters of MÁV in Budapest, and

– for those of you who cannot travel to Budapest, we are going provide the possibility to join via MS Teams.

This customer meeting is an open event, we welcome all interested stakeholders. If you are interested in participating, you may register by sending an email to Mrs Zita Koops-Árvai, Managing Director of the RFC via .

Disruption with international impact on the line Budapest-Hegyeshalom

On 10 July, two freight trains collided between Biatorbágy and Herceghalom stations on the line Budapest-Keleti – Hegyeshalom border station. The freight wagons derailed, blocking both tracks and severely damaging them.

From 18:30 on 11 July, one of the tracks became operational again with a speed restriction of 40 km/h on a 100 m long section at the location of the accident, with minor impact on capacity.

The restoration of the second track was finished on 12 July, too.

Source of map: www.cip-online.rne.eu

Meet us at the Connecting Europe Days on 28-30 June

We are happy to announce that we, together with RailNetEurope (RNE and the other 10 RFCs, will participate with a stand at this year’s Connecting Europe Days in Lyon. Don’t miss out on this special event for mobility and transport, and come visit us at our stand. Find out more about the CE Days here: #ConnectingEurope #EuropeanCommission #CINEA #event #europe #transport #mobility

 

Webinar for Terminals about Rail Facilities Portal

RFC Rhine-Danube would like to invite the Members of the Terminal Advisory Group to participate in the next RNE-RFC session, which will be a webinar about the Rail Facilities Portal for terminals. It will take place online from 14:00 to 16:00 on 22 June. You can find practical information about the RFP on https://rfp.rne.eu/

 

As it is an online meeting, if you would like to attend, and have not registered yet, you can still register by sending an email to the RFC Network Assistant via until the day before the webinar.

 

Please do not hesitate to forward this information to interested colleagues of yours.

 

Also, we hope to have the facilities of your companies in the RFP, too, soon – if not there yet – so that we can advertise their characteristics and the services provided therein via a user-friendly, forward-looking, and digital sharing of service facility information with a link to the RFP in chapter 3 Terminal Description of our Corridor Information Document for the users of the RFC.

 

We are looking forward to hear you there.

Rules of Procedures for Train Performance Management

The Management Boards of RFC Rhine-Danube and RFC Orient/East-med have approved common rules of procedures for train performance management in order to align these procedures on the significant length of their overlapping sections. These procedures were agreed with the interested members of the RU Advisory Groups of the two RFCs, too.

You can download the document here: https://rfc-rhine-danube.eu/train-performance-management/

 

Infrastructure Managers and Railway Undertakings commonly analysing the performance of freight traffic along the RFC in line with the above document and proposing and implementing improvement actions may result in more satisfied customers and end-customers.

To this end, if you are a Railway Undertaking running your trains along RFC Rhine-Danube or a terminal operating your facilities along the RFC and you are interested in participating in the bi-annual joint meetings of the Operations and Performance Working Groups of the two RFCs, please contact the Permanent Management Office.

International disruption between Babenhausen – Dieburg

Interruption with international impact after collision of two freight trains on 19 May

Since Thursday morning (19/05/2022), the Aschaffenburg-Darmstadt line between Babenhausen and Dieburg has been interrupted. After the collission of two freight trains in the early morning, several wagons of one of the freight trains derailed and one of the loco drivers died. A long-lasting investigation of the accident by the authorities is expected.

Total closure on the line is still in place. Start of single-track operations is anticipated from 16 June 2022, 5 am.

 International Freight Trains are rerouted via

  • Aschaffenburg-Frankfurt,
  • Würzburg-Kornwestheim,
  • Kassel-Hamm.

We will inform our customers about the further proceedings.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact the ICM Coordinator of RFC Rhine-Danube: Zita Koops-Árvai, Managing Director via .

Online session about Customer Information Platform, Rail Facilities Portal, and Network and Corridor Information

Customer Information Platform & Rail Facilities Portal and the Network and Corridor Information (digital network statements and CIDs).

The RFC Rhine-Danube would like to invite you to session regarding the Customer Information Platform and Rail Facilities Portal which is organized in cooperation with RFC Network and RNE on Thursday 28th of April, 14:00-16:00 CET

Program

Keynote Speech

  • Welcome by Marc Adler, current chairperson of the RFC Network, managing director of the RFC Rhine-Alpine
  • Harald Reisinger / Vojkan Stefanovic (RNE) on RNE Digital Roadmap & Digital Rail Infrastructure Information System
  • Miloslav Kogler (RNE) on CIP (Customer Information Platform)
  • Jean Marc Hillenberg and Michael Spannlang (RNE) on RFP (Rail Facilities Portal) & Network and Corridor Information

To join the session please register using this link.

Please be aware that this session will be recorded and published.

Publication of updated TCR overview

We would like to inform all our customers about the publication of the updated overview of Temporary Capacity Restrictions (TCRs) on RFC Rhine-Danube.

The overview of TCRs may be accessed via our website (https://rfc-rhine-danube.eu/temporary-capacity-restrictions-tcrs/), as well as via the CIP (https://info-cip.rne.eu/).

We are looking forward to welcoming you on the RFC Rhine-Danube network!