Important international routes on which cross-border rail freight traffic operates. The two freight corridors of particular relevance to Switzerland are the Rhine-Alpine and North Sea-Mediterranean corridors. These rail corridors are to be equipped with the standard European rail traffic management system ERTMS.
Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 on a European rail network for competitive freight has been in force in the EU since 9 November 2010. This Regulation introduced additional procedures to strengthen cooperation between European IMs and capacity allocation bodies regarding the allocation of cross-border train paths for freight trains.