Publication of Reserve Capacity TT 2023

We are happy to announce that RFC Rhine-Danube published Reserve Capacity for TT 2023, 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 2023 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.

International disruption between Bratislava-Petrzalka and Parndorf

Interruption with international impact after collision of two freight trains on 02 May


Sunday evening 21:40, there was an accident involving two freight trains on the line between Bratislava-Petrzalka and Parndorf.

In the area of Kittsee station, the two trains collided sideways under the A6 freeway bridge.

No persons were injured, but several wagons derailed and the overhead line and track systems were damaged.

A fire in the overhead line was quickly extinguished. The accident site was cordoned off over a wide area. The derailment caused a small amount of hazardous material to escape, which was immediately bound by the fire department. There is therefore no danger for residents and the environment.


The exact cause of the accident is currently being investigated.


Freight trains are being diverted.

Work is currently underway to salvage the wagons involved in the accident. This is proving difficult due to the location under the highway bridge. Once the wagons have been removed, the damaged infrastructure will be restored.

(Overhead line and track system)

From the current point of view, the line should be passable again from Tuesday next week.


International Freight-Trains between Vienna and ZSR Bratislava-Petrzalka have to be rerouted  

  • Via Marchegg (max. 1 freight train per 2 hours)
  • Via Bratislava – Rajka – Hegyeshalom – Nickelsdorf – Parndorf (max. 1 train per hour)
  • Via Breclav

Estimated duration of the interuption is till 09.05.2023, 02:00 p.m.


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: Bernd B Wetzel, C-OSS Manager via


Call for Interest for Conducting a Transport Market Study

RFC Rhine-Danube is planning to update its Transport Market Study based on the results of a joint project of all 11 RFCs by the end of 2024. The RFCs requested RNE to coordinate the joint project, and they are now searching for a consultant who is willing to prepare the necessary common basis for the updates of the 11 individual studies.


If you are interested in providing the requested service to the RFCs and RNE, please refer to the tender documentation available on the following websites:


By using a common basis, the Transport Market Studies of the RFCs will become comparable with each other, and the joint project will result in an optimised way of using the financial and thr human resources of all participating stakeholders.


It is expected that all ministries, RUs, and terminals along the RFCs will be approached with a request for data and information by the consultant. We will communicate the planned timeframe of the input gathering when available to our stakeholders.

Next TPM Meeting with RUs and Terminals on 12 April

We would like to invite our customers and terminal partners to the next meeting of the Operations and Performance Working Group, which will be held again commonly with RFC Orient/East-Med, with the participation of IMs and interested RUs and terminals.

This TPM meeting will be held online and is scheduled for 09:00-11:00 on 12 April 2023.

If you are interested in participating, you may register by sending an email to Mrs Zita Koops-Árvai, Managing Director of the RFC via 



Join the third 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 30 March between 10am and 3:30pm in Vienna. The groups consist of the railway undertakings which are using the services of the RFC and the terminals which are located along the RFC. You can find more information about these groups here:

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

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 Ms Zita Koops-Árvai, Managing Director of the RFC via .

Publication of ICM Re-routing Overview 2023

We are happy to announce that we have recently published the Re-routing overview 2023 for International Contingency Management.

The overview comprises a list of infrastructure parameters informing about the conditions on critical as well as re-routing lines.

Furthermore, the re-routing overview presents scenarios for disruptions on critical sections and related re-routing lines.

The document has been elaborated in close cooperation with operations and infrastructure experts of our members. You may download it from the following link:

RFC RHD Re-Routing Overview for 2023