What is the Customer Information Platform (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 18 European countries covering the network of 6 out of 9 RFCs: Rhine-Alpine (RFC 1), North Sea – Mediterranean (RFC 2), Scandinavian – Mediterranean (RFC 3), Atlantic (RFC 4), Baltic – Adriatic (RFC 5) and North Sea – Baltic (RFC 8). The remaining RFCs are invited to join the CIP CCB as observers and to become CIP users at a later point in time.

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 the public users, e.g.:

  • routing
  • terminals
  • track properties

 

For internal user

i.e. for project team members from RFCs and IMs, the CIP provides an effective project management tool for internal users by enabling:

  • internal file sharing
  • creation of reports
  • working groups set-up
  • project management