WHAT IS CIP?
RAIL FREIGHT CORRIDOR CUSTOMER INFORMATION PLATFORM RUN BY RAILNETEUROPE.
The Customer Information Platform (CIP) is an interactive, Internet-based information tool. By means of a Graphical User Interface (GUI), CIP provides precise information on the routing, terminals, infrastructure investment projects and maintenance works as well as basic track properties of the participating Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs).
At the request of several RFCs, RailNetEurope (RNE) took over the ownership, hosting and maintenance of the CIP from the Corridor Rhine-Alpine (RFC 1), thereby enabling it to evolve into a multi-corridor tool providing harmonised information and communication processes. RNE shall further develop the CIP according to the decisions of the CIP Change Control Board (CCB) and following the approval, if necessary, of the RNE General Assembly.
At the moment, CIP displays information on railway infrastructure in 24 European countries, covering the network of 8 out of 11 RFCs: Rhine-Alpine (RFC 1), North Sea – Mediterranean (RFC 2), Scandinavian – Mediterranean (RFC 3), Atlantic (RFC 4), Baltic – Adriatic (RFC 5), Mediterranean (RFC 6), Orient-East Med (RFC 7) and North Sea – Baltic (RFC 8). The remaining RFCs are scheduled to implement CIP by the end of 2020.
For public users
i.e. for Railway Undertakings and any other Applicants interested in using the services offered by RFCs, the CIP provides precise information on RFCs for public users, e.g.:
- track properties
For internal users
i.e. for project team members from RFCs and Infrastructure Managers (IMs), the CIP provides an effective project management tool for internal users by enabling:
- internal file sharing
- creation of reports
- working group set-up
- project management