The rail freight revolution is quietly gathering steam as yet another EU Rail Freight Corridor (RFC) was set in motion. On March 1st, 2016 Hungarian, Polish, Slovakian transport ministers signed a letter of intent to establish the new RFC Number 11. The rail freight agreement shows the importance of the ancient Amber Road, the historic trade route used for the carriage of amber from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean.
RFC 11 will connect the Port of Koper in Slovenia and Poland, via western Hungary.
Previously, in November 2015, three other RFC’s, the Scandinavian-Mediterranean RFC, the Baltic-Adriatic RFC and the North Sea-Baltic RFC became operational. November signified the completion of the European Rail Network for Competitive Freight totalling nine corridors. The six other RFC’s were operational in November 2013.