DP-Rail - Digital Platform Rail (Visual + Logo)

Spurred on by the Rail Freight Forward (RFF) initiative, the railway sector acknowledged that only a collective approach to the issue of data exchange would deliver the much-needed benefits for the sector and for society. This has led to the proposal to move in the direction of a Digital Platform with the objective to remove interoperability barriers in the freight market.

The “Digital Platform for Rail Freight” (DP-RAIL) project aims to achieve a decisive leap towards completing the SERA by transforming the current fragmented data exchange landscape through the set-up of a TAF-TSI compliant common interface enabling easy data provision and consumption for all RUs.

 

 

Why?

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To enable seamless interoperable data exchange across borders and companies

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To allow low-cost integration of small(er) entities and players

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To enhance standardisation and support TSI implementation

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To avoid multilateral, customized and costly interfaces

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To reduce manual data gathering efforts for participating entities

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To enable better utilization of capacity

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To support EU environmental goals

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To enable for future 3rd party innovation

What?

By 2026, we want to achieve seamless, interoperable data exchange for core rail freight operations through a trusted digital ecosystem and have identified a set of use cases to achieve this.

Digital Train Operation (DTO)

Digital Train Composition (DTC)

Digital Consignment Note (DCN)

Track and Trace, telematic sharing

How does DP-RAIL contribute to the big picture?​

Removal of interoperability barriers and contribution to SERA : Single European railway area

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Enable TSI compliance and implementation

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DP-RAIL supports the goal and ambition of the European Green Deal

DP-RAIL contributes to the TEN-T priorities

Partners / Consortium

First movers are engaging!

Supported by

News & Events

Towards a stronger sector collaboration: UIC and RNE sign a Memorandum of Understanding

RailNetEurope (RNE) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) will collaborate more closely to contribute to a more efficient, competitive, digital, and sustainable European rail system. Paul Mazataud, President of RNE, and François Davenne, Director General of...

Successful DP-RAIL and RNE workshops and achievement of a commonly agreed Domain model

A Digital Platform for the rail freight ecosystem is one of the Rail Freight Forward (RFF) game changers which will help transform the rail freight landscape and support the EU interoperability objectives.We are shaping this together with key partners and future...

RU dialogue on the topic of DP-RAIL (amongst other strategic priorities)

DP-RAIL was presented during RU Dialogue at CER HQ in Brussels and information regarding the project objectives was shared with members. RU-Dialogue was a meeting in two parts, the first part an alignment among RUs and the second part presentations to the EU...

DP-RAIL was presented at InnoTrans- September 2022

"No data hogging, but data sharing"! These were the opening words from Kristian Schmidt, Director for Land Transport at the second ERA - RNE workshop on data interoperability at Innotrans 2022. In that very spirit Tibo Noel, UIC, DP-Rail program coordinator, presented...

DP-RAIL at RailTech Europe

  Invited by Rail Cargo Information Netherlands, DP-RAIL was presented by Tibo Noël during Spoor Café at RailTech in Utrecht. The vision and concept of DP-RAIL for sector-level data sharing to support seamless international rail freight operations was presented....

DP-RAIL video

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