Who we are
Rail Freight Corridor Amber is a cooperation of the five railway Infrastructure Managers SŽ-I (Slovenia), GYSEV and MÁV (Hungary), ŽSR (Slovakia) and PLK (Poland) and the Hungarian Rail Capacity Allocation Office VPE. These six partners are jointly managing and developing the Rail Freight Corridor in line with EU-Regulation 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight and Commission Implementing Decision 2017/177 with a view on meeting growing customer expectations and improving the conditions for efficient, competitive, sustainable and reliable rail freight.
The eponym of our corridor is the legendary Amber Road, an important ancient trade route, whose alignment the corridor broadly follows and which it revives in form of a modern Rail Freight Corridor, adapted to the needs of modern transport and advanced logistics. With their cooperation the RFC Amber Members aim at unlocking the growth potential in long-distance freight traffic, promoting rail’s key role in a sustainable European transport system and contributing to the prosperity of the countries and regions which the corridor serves.
In the scope of the responsibilities and tasks of the corridor governance is a wide range of activities, including the provision of information about the conditions of use of the corridor, capacity planning and allocation, coordination across borders of traffic management – even in case of disturbances – and Temporary Capacity Restrictions, the promotion of interoperability, development of the exchange with customers and terminals and monitoring of the traffic development on the corridor. The corridor is also dealing with international contingency management in case of major disruptions and with promotional activities.