About the C-OSS
Corridor-One Stop Shop (C-OSS) facilitates train path management for international rail freight along the Amber Rail Freight Corridor. It is single contact point allowing customers to request and receive answers regarding infrastructure capacity for international freight trains along this corridor.
Mr Roman Stańczak is the Amber Corridor C-OSS Manager.
Phone: +48 22 473 34 69
All involved infrastructure managers and allocation body along the Amber RFC agreed to set up a joint process for Pre-arranged Paths (PaPs) and Reserve Capacity (RC) based on the already existing and harmonized international rules
Single point of contact for international rail freight along the Amber RFC
The basis of the C-OSS concept is the EU-Regulation 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight.
The Regulation has the general objective to improve conditions of use of the infrastructure for international rail freight by reinforcing cooperation at all levels – and especially among infrastructure managers and allocation body – along European Rail Freight Corridors. This means, firstly, a development of the rail freight corridors in terms of capacity and performance in order to meet market demand both quantitatively and qualitatively. Secondly, to have the basis for providing freight services of good quality in order to meet customer expectations.
New functional interface for cross-border rail freight along the Amber RFC
The C-OSS manages and offers you internationally coordinated rail freight paths between all involved rail infrastructure managers and allocation body along the Amber RFC based on standard parameters for rail freight.
The main functions of the C-OSS are as follows:
Ø offering PaPs exclusively reserved for international rail freight;
Ø offering RC for international ad-hoc traffic;
Ø coordination of PaP construction in cooperation with the infrastructure managers and allocation body of the corridor;
Ø transparent and up-to-date path catalogues for fast and reliable PaPs and RC;
Ø a booking tool (PCS) bundling the path ordering process;
Ø assistance in case of necessity to customers at booking capacity in PCS (where necessary involve RNE to the process)
Ø one allocation decision on basis of harmonized priority rules for PaPs on the whole corridor;
Ø allocation of PaPs and RC on behalf of infrastructure managers and allocation body;
Ø service guarantee by the C-OSS acting as one face to the customer for all timetable offers, including feeder/outflow paths;
Ø provision of all information concerning by the C-OSS offered capacity.
Added values of C-OSS
New customer service concept for international rail freight capacity on the Amber RFC
Internationally coordinated and harmonized path catalogues with dedicated rail freight capacity along the Amber RFC
A single point of contact and one joint allocation decision on basis of harmonized corridor priority rules
Ø Reliability and flexibility
Protection of PaPs against major changes during allocation phase and at the same time possibility to include small customized modifications
One booking tool (PCS*) for timetable offer and your international path requests
Providing dedicated capacity for international freight trains in form of PaPs for annual timetable and RC for ad-hoc traffic
Ø Service-orientation and customer care
All relevant information on timetable offers, for feeders and outflow paths as well as customer information at an early stage
Ø PCS (Path Coordination System)
IT tool managed by the Rail Net Europe (RNE) and available to applicants for international rail freight path requests.