The TTR Pilots in detail
As a first step, three pilot lines along Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) were launched in 2017:
- Mannheim – Miranda de Ebro (on RFC Atlantic)
- Paris – Amsterdam (formerly Antwerp – Rotterdam)
- Munich – Verona (on RFC ScanMed, concluded after TT 2021)
To complement the test results, a network pilot was launched later on by ÖBB INFRA. Contrary to initial considerations, this pilot will be introduced gradually, starting with the Baltic-Adriatic RFC line between the Czech-Austrian border and the border stations with Slovenia and Italy. Another pilot on the Rhine Valley line is under consideration and the Antwerp-Rotterdam pilot is expected to be extended to Paris and Amsterdam, to also test TTR elements relevant for passenger traffic.
The pilots have established a platform on which key documents can be found, such as the Pilot Information Documents (PIDs) and published capacity: https://cms.rne.eu/ttr-communication-platform.