Update of the CID Book 3 - Terminals Information

RFC 5 informs, that we are in the process of updating CID Book 3 - Terminals Information. We kindly invite you to update information included in Annexes to CID Book 3 or send a new Terminal Information Form, if you  have not supplied it yet.

For your information we include letter sent last year and CID Information for RFC5  Form.

For editorial purposes we kindly ask you to send info in the deadline to 28.09.2016

Advisory Groups

Regulation (EU) 913/2010 sets out a number of obligations for the Management Board. One of them is setting up the Advisory Groups (AGs) in order to give customers and the terminals of the corridor the voice and to consult them. This is where the terminal owners and managers as well as the Railway Undertakings (RUs) have a role to play in the successful implementation of the rail freight corridors.

In order to fulfil requirements of the Regulation, the following AGs were set up:

  • Railway Undertakings Advisory Group (RAG);
  • Terminal Advisory Group (TAG). 

First meeting of Advisory Groups took place in October 2013, establishment paper was signed in October 2014.

The RAG represents a platform for Railway Undertakings (RU) to facilitate the exchange of information, recommendations and mutual understanding about technical and operational issues and requirements, respectively strategic plans for improvements on this corridor in a non-discriminatory way with the MB. It may issue opinions on any proposal of the MB, which might have consequences for railway undertakings. It may also propose and deliver own-initiative opinions. The MB shall consider any of these opinions, as far as possible, in its work on the enhancement of the corridor. Proposals, which commonly might be raised and explained by the RAG will be carefully investigated and taken into account as far as they are feasible. However final decisions will remain the sole responsibility of the MB.

The TAG represents a platform for managers and owners of the terminals to facilitate the exchange of information, recommendations and mutual understanding about technical and operational issues and requirements, respectively strategic plans for improvements on this Corridor in a non-discriminatory way with the MB. It may issue opinions on any proposal of the MB of, which might have direct consequences for investment and the management of the terminals. It may also propose and deliver own-initiative opinions. The MB shall consider any of these opinions, as far as possible, in its work on the enhancement of the Corridor. In case of disagreement between the MB and TAG, the latter may refer the matter to the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall act as an intermediary and provide its opinion in due time. However final decisions will remain the sole responsibility of the MB.

Both RAG and TAG have the right to give advices to the MB.

Both the AGs are chaired by the elected spokespersons.