Czech-Slovak Rail Freight Corridor – RFC 9 (CS CORRIDOR)

A schematic description of the Rail Freight Corridor (RFC)

The original proposal of the corridor routing is defined in the Regulation EU No 913/2010 as follows: Praha – Horní Lideč – Žilina – Košice – Čierna nad Tisou (Slovak-Ukrainian border).  The routing has been modified by the decision of the RFC 9 Management Board as follows: Praha – Horní Lideč / Bohumín / Havířov / Žilina – Košice – Čierna nad Tisou (alternatively Maťovce) – Slovak-Ukrainian border. The current characteristics of CS corridor are shown at the map, there are also displayed the Terminals and Marshalling yards located along the corridor or at its vicinity where it is possible to assume the CS corridor utilization. 


August 22nd, 2016 - RFCs Users Satisfaction Survey – September, 2016

Dear customers,

Your opinions and experiences are very important for us – join the survey please. All RFC corridors and the association of Infrastructure Managers Rail Net Europe (RNE) have prepared together a uniform questionnaire which aims to identify and analyse a satisfaction level with services provided to improve the quality of the services for customers. The survey will be carried out on behalf of all RFC corridors by the independent renowned agency specialized for market research Marketmind GmbH. If you are interested to participate in the survey and you will not receive an email with a link to the questionnaire on 13 September 2016 from Marketmind, please contact the office of C-OSS (link:

Thank you for your interest in advance. 

July 1st, 2016 - Collection of needs for PAPs 2018

Czech-Slovak RFC Corridor (RFC 9) together with Baltic-Adriatic Corridor (RFC 5) a Orient/Eat-Med Corridor (RFC 7) would like to inform you that for describing needs and wishes for preparation of pre-arranged paths for TT 2018 you can use attached form here until 22.08.2016. More information about the process of gathering of needs is available in this document

January 11th, 2016 – pre-arranged paths offer for Timetable 2017

Dear applicants,
pre-arranged paths (PaPs) of the corridor RFC 9 for the Timetable 2017 have been published today. The PaPs overview is available at the section Documents. All PaPs are at the same time published in PCS system which is used for path request application. According to the fact that the PCS system provider postponed the launch of new PCS system version – PCS Next Generation, you can find the PaPs offer on PCS NG School system at the following link: The PaPs 2017 are uploaded in PCS School for information purpose only. It is planed that from January 26th 2016 the PaPs offer 2017 will be published in the adopted live PCS system where you will be able to send an international path request. For more information and for access information to PCS NG School system, please contact C-OSS office. At the same time the new version of Corridor Information Document (CID) has been published as well and it is available also in the same section Documents.

April 1st, 2015 – RAG TAG Meeting

Dear representatives of railway undertakings and terminals,
We would like to invite you to the RFC 9 Advisory Groups meeting of Railway undertakings (RAG) and operators and owners of Terminals (TAG). Meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 April 2015 from 14:00 to 16:00 at the headquarters of SŽDC, Dlážděná st. 1003/7, Prague 1, in the room Knight’s Hall on the 2nd floor. The official language is Czech/Slovak and English. The agenda can be found in the web section Documents. There is a similar RAG/TAG meeting of the corridor RFC 7 organized on the same day at the same place from 10:30 to 14:00 (see Representatives of the Management Boards of both corridors are looking forward to a personal meeting with you. We would like to ask you for confirming your participation no later than 15 April 2015 by a short email to the address

December 10th, 2014 – C-OSS headquarters from 14th December 2014 at ŽSR in Bratislava

Based on the decision of the Management Board of the CS corridor the role of the Corridor One-Stop Shop (C-OSS) is fulfilled alternately by both infrastructure managers (SŽDC and ŽSR) that are involved in the corridor structures pursuant the Regulation No 913/2010 /EU. During the initial period (from 10th November 2013 to 13th December 2014) the role has been provided by SŽDC based in Prague, the whole agenda is taken over by ŽSR based in Bratislava for the period from 14th December 2014 to 11th December 2015. Detailed contact information is listed in the “C-OSS“ section of this website.

November 11th, 2014 – Satisfaction survey of the users of the CS Corridor

Having regard to the common approach of RFC corridor network the CS corridor has joined to a unified form for processing the Satisfaction survey of the users of the corridor which was drawn up by the company Marketmind (Vienna, Austria) through the association of infrastructure managers RailNetEurope (RNE). The obligation to perform and publish the results of the satisfaction survey annually results from the Regulation No 913/2010 /EU. Presentation of the results of the Satisfaction survey of the users of the CS Corridor is available at the section Documents.

October 15th, 2014 – Common Declaration of the RFC Corridors

Common Declaration of the European Rail Freight Corridors (RFC) has been signed by all nine RFC corridors representatives on October 14th 2014 at RailNetEurope (RNE) premises in Vienna. The corridors representatives undertake to cooperate jointly, to foster compatible solutions and common practices in order to develop a competitive network of the RFC corridors. The text of Common Declaration is available at the section Documents. 

According to the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 913/2010 of 22 September 2010 the RFC 9 activity has been launched as of 10 November 2013 with the support of Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace (SŽDC), Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR) and the European Union. More information is available in the press release at the section For media (here).

 RFC 9 Information brochure prepared in cooperation with RNE is available for download (here).

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