News Release – Amber Rail Freight Corridor – July 1, 2020 In 2018 European Rail Infrastructure Managers (IMs) agreed on international processes for managing international disruptions due to unforeseen events, such as incidents, with the aim of minimising the impact on the railway system. These processes are described in RNE’s “Handbook for International Contingency Management (ICM)”. These re-routing scenarios help traffic management and timetabling with
the coordination of the deviation of freight trains in the plannable phase (as soon as possible after an incident) in case of larger incidents with an international impact and support RUs in planning their contingency management with the objective to increase possible use of deviation routes. This document includes scenarios with the possible re-routing options for all sections with limited re-routing options on RFC Amber. Railway Undertakings (RUs) are consulted on re-routing overview and re-routing scenarios and asked to give information on restrictions from their point of view. The feedback is not part of this document. The re-routing scenarios shall also serve as a basis for the RU contingency management with the objective to increase possible use of deviation routes. The full plan can be accessed here. PortSEurope Note: In November 2010, the European Union published a Regulation to create a competitive European rail network composed of international freight corridors with a high level of performance. It addresses topics such as governance, investment planning, capacity allocation, traffic management and quality of service and introduces the concept of Corridor One-Stop Shops. The Amber RFC is defined by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/177 with the following Principal Route: Koper — Ljubljana –/Zalaszentiván — Sopron/Csorna –/(Hungarian-Serbian border) — Kelebia — Budapest –/– Komárom — Leopoldov/Rajka — Bratislava — Žilina — Katowice/Kraków — Warszawa/Łuków — Terespol — (Polish-Belarusian border). The name Amber RFC is special because it refers to the name of an important ancient trade route, which broadly followed the same alignment. The Amber RFC is a beneficiary of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Programme Support Action (PSA) on the basis of the Multi-annual Work Programme 2014-2020, entitled “Establishment and development of the Amber rail freight corridor”, action number 2016-PSA-RFC11. Source: Amber Rail Freight Corridor
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