Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs)

The Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 concerning a European Rail Network for Competitive Freight (Rail Freight Regulation) entered into force on 9 November 2010. This Regulation requests Member States to establish international market-oriented Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) to meet three main challenges:

  • strengthening co-operation between Infrastructure Managers on key aspects such as allocation of paths, deployment of interoperable systems and infrastructure development;
  • finding the right balance between freight and passenger traffic along the RFCs, giving adequate capacity for freight in line with market needs and ensuring that common punctuality targets for freight trains are met;
  • promoting intermodality between rail and other transport modes by integrating terminals into the corridor management process.

The geographical dimension and the implementation schedule of the nine RFCs is shown below in the interactive map.
This map does not include all potential RFC routes’ extensions contained within Annex 2 of EU Reg. 1316/2013 (extensions are subject to market studies). For further details, please refer to the individual RFCs’ websites.

Based on Regulation (EU) No 913/2010, this map was created by RNE and agreed with all RFCs. Any use without modification of this map in electronic or printed publications is permitted with the explicit reference to the RNE as author and holder of the copyright.

*Extensions indicated in the United Kingdom are planned in 2018

Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs):

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Results 1 - 9 of 9

Rhine-Alpine Corridor
RFC:1 Rhine-Alpine Corridor
North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
RFC:2 North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
ScanMed Corridor
RFC:3 ScanMed Corridor
Atlantic Corridor
RFC:4 Atlantic Corridor
Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
RFC:5 Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
Mediterranean Corridor
RFC:6 Mediterranean Corridor
Orient/East-Med Corridor
RFC:7 Orient/East-Med Corridor
North Sea - Baltic Corridor
RFC:8 North Sea - Baltic Corridor
CS (Czech-Slovak) Corridor
RFC:9 CS (Czech-Slovak) Corridor