Extention of the VOPT work shit to Saturdays to improve train programming between Italy and Slovenia

In the context of the works of the Villa Opicina task force, aimed at better managing the cross-border traffic between Villa Opicina (IT) and Sežana (SI) and increasing interoperability, RFI proposed to extend the VOPT (Villa Opicina Train Programming) work shift to improve the scheduling of the international freight trains crossing the border.

For this reason, starting 01/03/2024, for an experimental period of 3 months, the work shift of the VOPT will be extended to Saturdays from 8.00 AM to 12.00 PM and from 1.00 PM to 4.36 PM. Therefore, the VOPT will be in charge of the compatibilization of the traffic and drafting the daily program for the following day from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, it will prepare the programs for Sunday and Monday. The railway undertakings involved will send their schedule for the following day, Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, according to the timing and references foreseen in the VOPT bilateral agreement.

This measure is part of a broader commitment by the two IMs to improve the management of cross-border traffic between Italy and Slovenia.