The RFCs have been busy preparing their Pre-Arranged Products (PaPs) in PCS for the next timetable period.

The new timetable period 2023 opened on 17th of November.

Currently, passenger traffic users are working on the carry forward of the dossiers from the 2022 timetable period.

The PCS Team is planning to organise training sessions in February with the RFCs where PCS users can become more familiar with the new PCS functions.

To be covered in the training sessions:

  • new GUI elements (new ‘appoint RU button’)
  • how to solve calendar inconsistencies (avoiding overlapping days)
  • how to harmonise borders (warning on not harmonised borders)
  • how to apply borders properly (state border-handover point)
  • how to select PaPs belonging to multiple PaP IDs even on the same territory for different days
  • what are the new constraints (profile/speed fields)
  • other (still to be defined)


  Day1 (14 Feb) Day2 (15 Feb) Day3 (16 Feb) Day4 (17 Feb) Day5 (18 Feb)
9:00 – 11:00 General Beginner RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3 RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2
11:00 – 13:00   General Beginner General Advanced    
14:00 – 16:00 General Advanced RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3  


RFC Group 1: jointly organised by RFC North Sea-Med, Atlantic, and the Mediterranean

RFC Group 2: jointly organised by RFC Baltic-Adriatic, Orient/East-Med, North Sea-Baltic, Rhine-Danube, Alpine-Western Balkan, and Amber

RFC Group 3: jointly organised by RFC Rhine-Alpine, North Sea-Med, Scan-Med, and North Sea-Baltic

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Most of the dossiers that were created for the timetable period 2022 are in the Final Offer or Active Timetable phases, waiting to start the timetable period.

Promotions Overview

Final Offer

The 23rd of August was an important date in combination with the Final Offer deadline; some daily automatic promotions began, and this continued until the 11th of December.

One of these promoted dossiers from the Final Offer to the Active Timetable phase: if all Applicants accepted the final offer received from the IMs/ABs/RFCs (green light) the dossiers were promoted to the Active Timetable phase daily at 03:00.

PCS does not leave dossiers stuck in the process if the offers were delayed but sent by the IMs/ABs/RFCs; one automatic promotion promoted dossiers from the Post-Processing to the Final Offer phase at 23:00 if all IM lights were green.

PCS further checks the dossiers, like a house-cleaning activity, and promoted the dossiers from

  • the Final Offer to Closed at 03:00 where all Applicants lights are red
  • the Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Closed phase

Active Timetable

And finally, the Active Timetable phase has started already for involved participants who accepted the final offer and set their lights to green in the system.

In the Active Timetable phase, the process allows Applicants to request changes to some elements along the agreed path by initiating a Path Modification process. The IMs are allowed to change and fine-tune the originally agreed timetable by initiating a Path Alteration process.

PCS Developments:

  • Finalisation of RU appointment
  • Enable replacing timetable option on the territory level
  • Deadlines view & editing feature of the timeline for the admin users
  • Templates manager feature
  • Adjust handling of container profile fields in PaP import.
  • Make sure that the parameter set code is applied when selected in the catalogue dossier
  • Change validation for highest planned speed
  • E-mail notification for the transition from Pre-Booking to Path-Elaboration: notification is going to be sent to IM
  • Enabled filtering of comments

PCS Bug Fixes:

  • The ALL 2023 pre-defined filter is missing
  • Error when rejecting the appointment

Dvelopment News is published in our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail: https://cms.rne.eu/node/30476/pcs-history

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 59 times in various issues in December mainly with user access requests, password resets, company name change, and from our PCS test group user errors when appointing RUs, and questions on new speed/profile fields constraints.