The 12th TAG – RAG of the Atlantic Corridor took place in Madrid, on the 8th of March 2016 where the following subjects were addressed.
Corridor Information Document 2018
It was informed that the CID 2018 was already published on the website.
Atlantic Corridor (Félix Bartolomé - OSS) showed major differences in Book 4.
Extension of Atlantic Corridor to Kehl:
Atlantic Corridor (Jacques Coutou) explained the details on the planned extension of Atlantic Corridor to Kehl (see attached presentation).
CFL Cargo (Eric Lambert):
DB Cargo (Frederique Erlichman):
Atlantic Corridor (Christian Minge and Jacques Coutou): The language issue will be taken into account in particular in the Atlantic Corridor interoperability working group.
Summary: RUs agreed and welcomed this extension
Atlantic Corridor (CM and JC):
The language issue will be taken into account in particular in the interoperability working group.
Gauge Measurement (PC400):
Atlantic Corridor (Lorenzo Jaro) explained that measure will be for the upper part of the gauge.
DB Cargo (Frederique Erlichman):
Summary: Meeting participants welcomed the measurement of the combined transport profile.
Atlantic Corridor (Jacques Coutou) suggested having a contact person for both groups: terminals and operators.
DB Cargo (Frederique Erlichman) volunteered to become RAG speaker
No proposals for the TAG speaker.
Reserve capacity for 2017 and pre-arranged paths offer 2018:
C-OSS (Félix Bartolomé) presented.
DB Cargo (Frederique Erlichman): Why there are some many problems in France?
Atlantic Corridor (Jacques Coutou) explained the impact of the works and the low quality of the PAP offered in January in France. Furthermore he highlighted that in the next 10 years there will be 46 Billion € of investment in the French network
DB Cargo Decision to not request PaPs in 2018
C-OSS (Félix Bartolomé) presented
No comments from the RUs.
Invitation for bilateral meeting on TCR planning in France/Germany for TT2019
As requested in the last Atlantic Corridor RAG/TAG meeting in Frankfurt a higher involvement of the Railway Undertakings (RUs) in the Temporary Capacity Restriction (TCR) planning of the Infrastructure Managers (IMs) on the Atlantic Corridor has been requested.
RUs are invited to join the discussion between SNCF Réseau and DB Netz
Date: 13th of March 2017, 13:30 – 16:00
Venue: 174, avenue de France – Bâtiment Equinoxe – 75013 PARIS – Room 2054
New Capacity offer planned between Germany – France (Guaranteed Capacity):
Atlantic Corridor (Jacques Coutou) presented.
DB Cargo (Frederique Erlichman): How will the capacity bands affect the path times? The concept has to consider other stakeholders like the terminal operators (ADIF, Transfesa).
Atlantic Corridor (Jacques Coutou): Arrival/Departure time in Germany will change but in Spain it will be more less the same.
Atlantic Corridor (Lorenzo Jaro) pointed out that the problem of path availability in France is translated to ADIF Terminal problems in Spainder
Jacques Coutou: Decision: SNCF Réseau will prepare a presentation of the investment planned in the next 5 years in order to increase the windows at the ES/FR border
User satisfaction survey results of 2016.
Due to lack of time, satisfaction survey results were not presented
UIC (Sandra Ferrari) presented feedback of ECCO Group. The development of ECCO Scoreboard was in order to monitor and measure the implementation of the RFCs
Request to ECCO from MB of the Atlantic Corridor: Please update the scoreboard according to the input of the presented information of the MB.
RNE and RUs are working on a list of KPIs addressing different topics:
Approval by RNE on going.
Atlantic Corridor (Christian Minge) remained that some of this KPI are complicate to implement.
Atlantic Corridor (Christian Minge) pointed out intention to create an Interoperability working group focusing in borders topic. UIC (Sandra Ferrari) highlighted the desirability of this group with which it could collaborate.
Regarding cancellation penalties topic, Atlantic Corridor (Félix Bartolomé) noted that it is still a very heterogeneous issue.
Atlantic Corridor (Christian Minge) informed that TPM WG is going to analyze the “Top 10 delayed trains by country”. RUs are invited to participate in the discussion. Two possibilities:s:
Full closure of the line Bayonne-Hendaye in the 2nd part of 2018.
Mr. Jacques Coutou presented.
RENFE (Prudencio Izquierdo) requested a more active participation to find solutions.
Next TAG-RAG meeting of the Atlantic Corridor will be on the 20th of September 2017 in Paris.