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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

Trafikverket - International conference on railway freight transport

Trafikverket - International conference on railway freight transport - On September the 20th in Stockholm, invited representatives from the industry and European railway organizations gathered for a full day on competitive freight transport by rail. Among the speakers were Pat Cox, who is the European Coordinator for TEN-T Scan-Med, Emanuele Mastrodonato, CEO of the Scan-Med RFC Corridor, and the Swedish Transport Administration's Director General Lena Erixson. The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) is the initiator of the conference.

The conference concept was specifically addressed to transport buyers, railway companies, major ports and terminal players with a focus on freight transport. The purpose was to highlight important aspects of how the railway can become more attractive to those who buy transport services.

The volume of goods and freight flows is expected to continue increasing - at the same time we must protect the climate and continue making our society more accessible and sustainable.

The objective of the conference was to get an industry-wide picture of Swedish and European initiatives to strengthen the growth of freight transport by rail. Therefore, together, we identified important issues and obstacles that today stand in the way of efficient and competitive rail freight transport, says Magnus Landström, the Swedish Transport Administration.

 Video: https://youtu.be/1IDymcHZJUg – More info: https://www.trafikverket.se/om-oss/nyheter/aktuellt-for-dig-i-branschen/2019-10/branschen-mottes-pa-internationell-konferens-om-godstransporter-pa-jarnvag/

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ScanMed RFC - Press Release DB Netz - Railway Noise Mitigation Act

Implementing the Act Prohibiting the Operation of Noisy Freight Wagons

(Railway Noise Mitigation Act)

A ban on operating noisy freight wagons, which has been imposed by the Act Prohibiting the Operation of Noisy Freight Wagons (Railway Noise Mitigation Act), will take effect from the start of the 2020/21 working timetable period.

DB Netz AG is currently preparing to implement the provisions of the Railway Noise Mitigation Act. These provisions must be applied whenever access parties request infrastructure capacity for the 2020/21 working timetable. We therefore plan to provide access parties and wagon keep-ers with timely ongoing information about the relevant rules that will apply under this Act.

From 13 December 2020, the Railway Noise Mitigation Act will prohibit the operation of freight or passenger trains containing one or more noisy freight wagons on the German (public standard gauge) rail network. Noisy freight wagons are those that exceed the noise emission limits under the TSI relating to rolling stock noise. This means that the Act will ban the operation of freight wagons with cast iron brake blocks. Wagons that have been retrofitted with composite brake blocks in place of cast iron brake blocks will be treated for the purposes of the Railway Noise Mitigation Act as equivalent to low-noise wagons compliant with the TSI relating to rolling stock noise. Such retrofitted wagons will therefore not restrict the operation of trains containing them.

Noisy freight wagons will only be allowed to operate without restrictions if an official exemption has been agreed. The German Federal Railway Authority may issue an exemption if requested by the operator or wagon keeper. Exemptions can only be issued if the wagon is providing pre- or onward carriage on a line with steep gradients, if it operates exclusively for historical or touristic interest or if there is no approved technology to turn the wagon into quiet freight wagon.

If no exemption has been issued, paths on the German rail network for trains containing one or more noisy wagons may only be requested for ad hoc services. In this case, the train's speed must be reduced so that its noise emissions do not exceed that of a comparable train containing only low-noise wagons. In practice, this usually entails reducing the train's speed to around 20-30 km/h.

Infringements of the Railway Noise Mitigation Act may result in severe penalties. In the case of repeated violations, other official sanctions may apply. These may include speed limits or bans on the offending rail company.

Should you have any questions about this topic, please do not hesitate to ask the noise-differ-entiated track access charges team or the national OSS using the contact details provided.

LaTPS@deutschebahn.com, +49 69 265-29129

oss@deutschebahn.com, +49 69 265-30549

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A cooperation between the Infrastructure Managers

on the longest Rail Freight Corridor