Train paths


The C-OSS of the Amber RFC offers customers three pre-arranged paths for the annual timetable, as well as late path requests and reserve capacity for the ad-hoc traffic.


Annual timetable:


Pre-arranged paths (PaPs) are dedicated capacity for international rail freight, published in a path catalogue in the middle of January of each year for the following timetable (11 months before the timetable change). PaPs are defined in accordance with specific parameters such as load, length or locomotive type and are organized and presented in logical geographical sections. The PaP-catalogue is displayed in a transparent way in the IT tool called PCS and gives you a basis for your international train paths requests.


The C-OSS accepts capacity requests from railway undertakings, international groupings of railway undertakings and other persons or legal entities, such as shippers, freight forwarders and combined transport operators (in accordance with the Article 15 of Regulation (EU) 913/2010).


The catalogue of pre-arranged paths can be found in the Downloads section or directly downloaded here.

Ad-hoc timetable:


Late path requests refer to capacity requests concerning the annual timetable sent to the C-OSS within the time frame from X-7.5 until X-2 Capacity for late path request is offered in the same way, as for PaPs, either specially-constructed paths for late path requests or PaPs which were not used for the annual timetable. Capacity for late path request has to be requested via PCS in the same way as for PaPs.


Reserve Capacity


Reserve Capacity RC on the Amber RFC will be offered as a guaranteed contingent of “capacity slots” for international freight paths per day/ section (flexible RC approach). On all RFC sections the number of guaranteed timeslots will be one per day.

To order reserve capacity slots, corridor sections without any time indication are available in PCS. Applicants can book RC via the C-OSS until 30 days before the running day.


Reserve Capacity (RC) will be published by the C-OSS in PCS of Amber Corridor and is available from two months before the timetable change until 30 days before the running day.


Initial RC-offer on the Amber RFC will be published in November 2019 for the timetable 2020.


CID Book 4


Book 4 of the Corridor Information Document (CID) describes all customer relevant conditions and processes for booking and allocation of the PaPs and RC via the C-OSS supported by the IT tool PCS. The national network statements of the involved infrastructure managers - whereas serving as a legal basis for the PaPs and RC path usage contracts - refer to the Book 4 CID accordingly.


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Roman Stańczak

Phone: +48 22 473 34 69


Address: Targowa 74, 03-734 Warszawa, Poland

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