RNE Path Coordination System

User Statements


“Working with PCS has been a pleasure. The system is intuitive and it offers a reliable and harmonised path request through IMs, and then we as RUs achieve a more stable planning in production for customers.

The coordination runs more smoothly as we can create one path request and receive a complete harmonised path offer back of IMs for international transports running in Europe. A good example is the traffic between Scandinavia and Italy in one system. I look forward to having more traffics and more benefits from PCS in the coming years.”

Anni Boserup - DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia


“Having the chance to work for a fully international RU operating high speed trains on 4 networks with several RU partners, PCS has become our reference platform to order our international paths. PCS does not replace the human contacts but is a perfect information sharing platform between IMs & RUs and totally complementary to the FTE conferences. We could not imagine anymore another way to harmonise our trains at the border & to build long-distance connections. We at THALYS hope PCS will become even more important than the existing IM national tools in the near future.”

Jean Quaeyhaegens - Thalys Thi Factory


“The members of Forum Train Europe FTE are supporting the development and use of the web-based communication system PCS with a high degree of specialist expertise. In terms of passenger traffic, PCS has long been established as an ideal tool for harmonising production plans and path requests for the annual timetable for international traffic. This harmonisation takes place throughout the entire FTE process, from the train planning stage through to the final path allocation. As for freight traffic, we are also very much interested in using PCS to take international coordination on production and train paths into a new, dynamic dimension of information technology. The Pre-arranged Paths (PaPs) on the Rail Freight Corridors, which have now been available in PCS for two years, represent the first step in this process of development...“

Matteo Soldini - FTE (Forum Train Europe)