The Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor was set up on 10th November 2013 according to the Regulation (EU) 913/2010 to strengthen international rail freight transport and promote sustainable mobility by ensuring the necessary international coordination among the rail infrastructure managers and allocations bodies interested by its alignment. According to the Regulation (EU) 913/2010 concerning a European rail network for competitive freight, 9 initial Rail Freight Corridors (RFC) were identified with the objective of improving international rail freight transport, increase the market competitiveness and rise the rail market share against less sustainable transport modes. Other two RFC, RFC 10 and 11, were added in a later stage by Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/177 and (EU) 2018/500, respectively.
The Mediterranean Rail Freight Corridor crosses 6 Countries of the European Union: Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. It stretches from Algeciras (south of Spain) to Záhony, the Hungarian border with Ukraine, thus connecting the European continent with Africa and Asia.
The network of Rail Freight Corridors constitute the European rail network for competitive freight and all RFC are cooperating together at different levels and in different subjects to make rail more and more competitive and attractive.