rfc7

RFC7 Working Groups

The Management Board of RFC7 looked closely at each provision of the RFC Regulation, identified the basic structure of activities, and systematically divided the tasks to the expert groups most competent in the particular fields. As a result, seven Working Groups have been established, each composing of expert members from every MB member company, to deliver the required measures.

Each Working Group’s work is co-ordinated by a Head of WG designated by the Management Board therewith possibly each infrastructure manager can direct one WG. The head of WG is responsible for the organization and co-ordination of the work in the respective WG according to the decisions and expectations of the MB and according to the aims and rules set out in the Regulation.

Every WG keeps a record of the activities, documents, consultations and decisions made by the WG. Heads of WGs inform the MB about the activity of the WG via the Secretariat for every MB meeting, or take part in the MB meeting upon request of the MB.

The following Working Groups are set up and operated:

  1. Marketing WG
  2. Traffic Management WG
  3. One-Stop-Shop WG
  4. Infrastructure Development WG
  5. Interoperability & ERTMS WG
  6. IT Tools WG
  7. Temporary Capacity Restrictions WG

The tasks of each WG are included in the Internal Rules and Procedures, and they are also governed by the necessity arising in the process of corridor work. Though the topics of WGs overlap, their main fields of competence are summarized in the below table.

Marketing WG transport market study, satisfaction survey, performance objectives and monitoring, definition of pre-arranged paths and reserve capacity, authorized applicants
Traffic Management WG harmonization of traffic management btw IMs & w Terminals & in case of disturbance, priority rules, performance objectives and monitoring
One-Stop-Shop WG C-OSS operation rules, corridor information document, definition of pre-arranged paths and reserve capacity, coordination of capacity-allocation btw C-OSS & IMs & Terminals, authorized applicants
Infrastructure Development WG investment plan, inventory of projects and financial resources, harmonization of investments along corridor
Interoperability and ERTMS WG accelerating the establishment of better interoperability along the corridor and enhancing ERTMS deployment, ensure consistency with ERTMS E corridor
IT Tools WG identification of necessary IT tools, facilitating their introduction by every involved IM and AB
Temporary Capacity Restrictions WG coordination of planned temporary capacity restrictions

Through in-depth investigation and cooperation, the professionals of Working Groups analyse several aspects of the corridor tasks, summarize existing procedures country-by-country in their field of competence, and examine numerous possible solutions. They make serious efforts to define operational conditions which are applicable in every involved member state by the IMs and the AB. Their proposals form major input for the Management Board for the essential decisions.

Leaders of RFC7 Working Groups are:

Working Group

Company

Name of WG leader

Marketing WG

GYSEV

Andrea Mosóczi

Traffic Management WG

MÁV

Attiláné Mucsi

One-Stop-Shop WG

VPE

László Pósalaki

Infrastructure Development WG

SŽDC

Petr Kolář

Interoperability & ERTMS WG

ÖBB-Infrastruktur

Ludwig Rossbacher

IT Tools WG

CFR

Dorina Mironescu

Temporary Capacity Restrictions WG

SŽDC

Richard Těhník

 

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