RFC7 Management Board 

The infrastructure manager and capacity allocation companies obliged to set up the Management Board based on Article 8.2 of Regulation 913/2010/EU had their first meeting on RFC7 matters in early 2011. The body was officially established in September 2011 by the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding by the eight infrastructure managers and one capacity allocation body of the corridor, namely

  • ÖBB-Infrastructure – ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG - IM, Austria
  • SŽDC – Railway Infrastructure Administration, State organisation (Správa zeleznicní dopravní cesty, státní organizace) - IM, Czech Republic
  • ŽSR – Railways of the Slovak Republik (Zeleznice Slovenskej republiky) - IM, Slovak Republic
  • MÁV – Hungarian State Railways Company Limited by Shares (MÁV Magyar Álllamvasutak Zrt.) - IM, Hungary
  • GYSEV – Raab–Oedenburg–Ebenfurter Eisenbahn AG (Győr-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasút Zrt.) - IM, Hungary & Austria
  • VPE - Hungarian Rail Capacity Allocation Office (Vasúti Pályakapacitás-elosztó Kft.) - AB, Hungary
  • CFR – National Infrastructure Manager of Romania (Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate) - IM, Romania
  • NRIC – National Railway Infrastructure Company, State Enterprise (НКЖИ (Национална компания железопътна инфраструктура) - IM, Bulgaria
  • OSE – Hellenic Railways (Οργανισμός Σιδηροδρόμων Ελλάδος) - IM, Greece

The Management Board is the main operative body of the corridor, its members have to make fundamental decisions, so they hold meetings frequently, yearly 4-5 sessions are convened since 2011. The Management Board makes its decisions on the basis of mutual consent of its members.

Conclusions of MB meetings are recorded in minutes and decision lists. They are shared in circular e-mails and on an internet site accessible for each member, together with the preparatory material, presentations and basic documents produced by the MB.

Taking account of the volume and the types of tasks identified by MB members in respect of corridor formation, the MB has decided to set up six Working Groups and a Secretariat to support its work. Decisions of the Management Board are usually based on the proposals and background material compiled by these organizations.

The Internal Rules and Procedures of the MB were approved in January 2012. The document describes the tasks and responsibilities of the MB, the Working Groups and the Secretariat, defines the rules of convening meetings, the procedure of decision-making, the means of communication and the basic conditions of financial management of corridor activities. The common costs of MB operation are jointly covered by the involved companies.

Members of RFC7 Management Board are:

Country Company Name of MB member
Czech Republic SŽDC Martin Kral
Austria ÖBB-Infrastruktur Harald Hotz
Slovak Republic ŽSR Miroslav Matusek
Hungary MÁV Lőrinc Czakó
GYSEV Szilárd Kövesdi
VPE Réka Németh
Romania CFR Jean Nicolaos
Bulgaria NRIC Hristo Alexiev
Greece OSE Grigorios Sampatakakis

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