Description in a nutshell

RFC5 Capacity Offer

a)   PaPs (Pre Arranged Paths) for the annual timetable (long term planning).

b)  Reserve Capacity for the ad hoc trains to ask during the running timetable (medium term planning)

Shorter term requests (<30 days from train run) aren’t  managed by RCF5 C-OSS but directly from concerned IMs.



PaP Catalogue for annual Timetable and Reserve Capacity are published by C-OSS in PCS ( respectively at X-11 and at X-2, where X-11 - means 11 months before day of Timetable change.

Offer displayed on is for information only.



Using PCS, applicant shall apply for the complete international path from the origin to the destination in a single PCS dossier, which might consist of several PaP sections on one or more corridors, including feeder and / or outflow paths.

The path request will be managed by C-OSS only if it includes at least one PaP/RC section and crosses at least one border on a corridor.


Rules and Rights for Capacity requests

RFC5 has published a set of «Corridor Information Documents» that it's possible to download at

Two of these documents are the Book4 and G.T.C. - General Terms and Conditions.

The Book4 is the work tool dedicated to the Applicant, where it’s possible to find all details about the allocation process, from the request to the final allocation. This has annual validity and at the moment is already available the version for TT 2017.

G.T.C. is the document that an Applicant has to sign with the Corridor, at the latest before placing the request to COSS and can be downloaded at


Tool & Login PCS

The only tool to be used to manage the allocation process is the PCS (Path Coordination System). The applicant has to ask the credentials for login to RNE to get access rights to this system.



By clicking on the login, you will be directed to the PCS login site. The service is supported by a dedicated Help Desk.