The objective of the project was to enable RUs to provide cross-border services without losses and delays at border points, and therefore to provide RUs with the means to run interoperable trains. Recommendations were also made towards the IMs or existing UIC projects such as IT strategy or Leaflet update.
The project team has been working in close cooperation with OSS (One-Stop-Shop), the Freight Forum of UIC, and European bodies, to gather the most accurate and recent data in this domain. The project has been focusing on two main corridors: the Rotterdam-Milan-Genoa corridor and the Amsterdam-Terespol corridor. Five railways were involved in the process.
A “Catalogue of harmonized operational procedures for freight operations” for the two corridors have been produced and were presented and distributed at a Workshop in early 2008.
Senior advisor - Infrastructure