We sell the availability of railway infrastructure according to the rules and time scales indicated in the Network Statement (NS), in accordance with the principles of transparency, fairness and non-discrimination.
Railway Undertakings (RUs) may request availability of infrastructure, train paths and services for the current or next timetable. We also provide complementary and ancillary services, also governed by the NS, which may be requested on the basis of the offer published in the e_NS application.
Requests for train paths and related services for the 2021 timetable period (from 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021) and for the 2022 Timetable Period (from 12 December 2021 to 10 December 2022) may be made using the following systems:
To access the systems or for information on functions go to contact us.
For information on the implemented and soon to be activated Astro IF evolutions click here
RFI provides all Railway Undertakings with access to its service facilities and services, under fair, transparent and non-discriminatory conditions.
Changes to the current timetable
Requests for services, connections and shuntings for the 2020/2021 timetable (in force from 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021) relating to adjustments during the current timetable and intermediate adjustments for the 2020/2021 timetable should be submitted using following form:
The ExtraPMdA Services Requests Prospectus should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The time scale for the request for changes to the current timetable of services, connections and shuntings follows the time scale for the request of the associated path.
All RUs making requests at short notice must have integrated path and service management from the 2020/2021 timetable period. The new model is aimed at adding the Facility Commitment to a commercial request, i.e. the addition of services, connections and shuntings to a facility also for requests made at short notice.
Requests are managed through the PIC-WEB platform. The RUs may:
The time scale for the request for changes at short notice to services, connections and shuntings follows the time scale for the request of the associated path.
Requests for services, connections and shuntings for the 2021/2022 timetable (applicable from 12 December 2021 to 10 December 2022) must be submitted via:
Requests for services, connections and shuntings follow the deadlines set for the path allocation process for the 2021/2022 timetable.
Timescale for intermediate adjustment requests for the Timetable valid from 13 December 2020 to 11 December 2021
Requests for train paths during the 2020/2021 timetable period
Requests for train paths during the current timetable period must follow the time scales indicated below.
Requests for new train paths or changes to train paths already allocated for the current timetable relating to international services and complex rescheduling of domestic services may be submitted in accordance with the timetable agreed by all infrastructure managers within Rail Net Europe. The deadline for submitting train path requests and the related 'timetable update' date are shown below.
|Deadlines for path requests||Timetable update dates|
For further details, refer to section 4.3.4 of the NS.
The deadline for requesting framework capacity
For further details, refer to section 4.4 of the NS.
Requests for the 2021/2022 timetable
The start of the train path allocation process for the working timetable 12 December 2021 - 10 December 2022 is fixed for 12 April 2021.
1. Requests for train paths received by 12/04/2021 shall be processed according to the following schedule:
2. Requests for train paths received from 13/04/2021 to 18/10/2021 (i.e. late applications) will be processed according to the order in which they are submitted after the requests received by the deadline of 12/04/2021 according to the following schedule:
3. Requests for train paths received from 19/10/2021 will be processed from the sixteenth day after the timetable is implemented, as requests during the current timetable period.