Deutsche Bahn

Rail Freight Corridors

Regulation (EU) 913/2010 establishes nine Rail Freight Corridors (RFCs) along European transport axes, with the purpose of increasing competiveness and quality of international rail freight transport.

The aim is to increase the competitiveness and quality of international rail freight transport. 

With the implementation or further development of the six rail freight corridors leading through Germany, DB Netz AG is actively involved in the implementation of the EU regulation.

An overview of the Rail Freight Corridors running through Germany out of EU Regulation       913/2010 is shown below.


Map of the rail freight corridors runing through Germany







In order to promote the development of the corridors according to market requirements, regular customer surveys and meetings are held on all corridors.

  • Railway Undertakings Advisory Group (RAG): involving railway undertakings
  • Terminal Advisory Group (TAG): with the participation of terminal operators

In addition, there are bilateral working groups to optimize operational processes at the borders. For the overview of all dates, please click on the link at the top right.

Below you will find further information and contact persons for the booking of routes for each corridor.