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Welcome to the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor

The Corridor started its activity on November 10th 2015. On this website, you will find relevant information about who we are and what we do. Customers can gather all documents and contacts they need in order to make business with us.

 

The ScanMed Action 2016 PSA-RFC03 has received funding from the European Union.


7527km

Corridor length


58million ton

Transported goods

Conclusions of the preliminary report on the accident on Storebelt (Denmark) on the 2nd of January 2019 - Danish Accident Investigation Board.

The published Danish report is available below. The following text is a not official English translation of the conclusions.

The Danish Accident Investigation Board finds it likely that the trailer's king-pin was not locked in the stool on the basis of the following:

  • There was no abnormal damage to either the cone or the locking mechanism of the stool.
  • Initial investigations of the stool showed that the springs could not pull in the handles by their own force.
  • Testing of the stool, using a king-pin mounted in one piece of the involved semi-trailer, confirmed that the springs did not fully pull the handles at their own power and that the stool was not locked when the handles were not fully retracted.

Testing of the stool, using a king-pin mounted in one piece of the involved semi-trailer, confirmed that the springs did not fully pull the handles at their own power and that the stool was not locked when the handles were not fully retracted.

  • Tests using similarly undamaged semi-trailers confirmed the above test.
  • On the freight train involved, two more semi-trailers were found that were not locked in their stools.
  • Testing on some other wagons showed similar examples of stools that did not lock the semi-trailers.

Preliminary calculations indicated that a wind speed of 21.8 m/s could be sufficient to cause the trailer to overturn the pocket wagon, provided that the king-pin had not been locked in the stool.

  • The maximum measured wind speed of 21.6 m/s around the time of the accident indicated that there could have been local wind conditions on the west bridge that would have been powerful enough to overturn the trailer of the pocket wagon. Observations of sparks along the acceptance and finding of parts of the trailer indicate that the trailer was not properly loaded onto the pocket wagon before the collision. "

The Accident Investigation Board is now continuing the safety investigation of the circumstances of the accident.

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ScanMed Spring RAG-TAG Special Edition with End Users - 14-May-2019 Frankfurt

Dear Scandinavian Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor End Users and Stakeholders,

ScanMed RFC is happy to invite you to its fourth Spring RAG-TAG in a Special Edition, where the dialogue with End Users (clients of ScanMed Railway Undertakings) will have a special space. The meeting will take place on 14th May 2019, from 10h30 to 15h45 in Frankfurt.

After having defined a common strategy (2016) and explored the Corridor role as Facilitator (2017), we concentrated on the User’s needs and lesson learned (2018). In 2019 we want to enhance the cooperation, and shape a more systematic dialogue, among the stakeholders. For this reasons we’ve invited a plurality of stakeholders for each group.

For further information please check the pdf annex or contact:

Since the place are limited, please register via email to confirm your participation as soon as possible and by 30-April-2019 sending your contact details to an.recchia@rfi.it(Antonella Recchia).

We will take care of having an appropriate representation of each stakeholders group.

Please mention also if you are interested in the visit to the DB Netz – National Traffic Management Centre after the meeting (to be confirmed).

We very much look forward to your participation and to welcoming you in Frankfurt!

 

Best regards,

Emanuele Mastrodonato

Managing Director - European Rail Freight Corridor Scandinavian Mediterranean

M (+39) 329 012 1138  - Skype: emanuele.mastrodonato – Wimi CHAT

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A cooperation between the Infrastructure Managers

on the longest Rail Freight Corridor