"Timetable Redesign" (TTR) is a project to review the current passenger and freight timetabling process in collaboration between RailNet Europe (Infrastructure Managers) and Forum Train Europe (Railway Undertakings), also shared with European institutional bodies (European Commission, Ministries, Regulatory Bodies), aimed at improving the degree of standardisation and efficiency of the railway system.

The aim of the project is, in the passenger section, to respond promptly to the needs of applicants, to plan services in advance each year (comparable to air competitors) and, for the goods business, to achieved greater flexibility and quality for requests during the current timetable period (Rolling Planning).

In the first instance, the Infrastructure Manager is called upon to define, in agreement with all stakeholders through medium-long term models (Capacity strategy and Capacity Model), the methods for allocating overall capacity.

Moreover, the Temporary Capacity Restrictions (TCR) are considered, for which international coordination mechanisms and publication at predefined time intervals are also taken into consideration.

In order to coordinate activities to facilitate the implementation of the project and the new processes at national level, each Manager has appointed a National TTR Manager.

For RFI the National TTR Manager is Marco Gatta: m.gatta@rfi.it

Pilot project on the Monaco - Verona line

From the 2018/2019 timetable, RFI began, in agreement with the Infrastructure Managers involved, testing the fundamental elements set out in the new project on the Munich - Verona line, expected to be definitively rolled out by the end of December 2024.

At the end of the first testing stage, with the publication of the Capacity Model in January 2019, the project entered the second allocation phase involving the adoption of the new TT 2020 times set out in the TTR, including requests for reserved capacity during the timetable (Rolling Planning).

For further information on the TTR project, the pilots in progress and the implementation phases, please refer to the RNE TTR website ttr.rne.eu