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.


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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