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.
To enable seamless interoperable data exchange across borders and companies
To allow low-cost integration of small(er) entities and players
To enhance standardisation and support TSI implementation
To avoid multilateral, customized and costly interfaces
To reduce manual data gathering efforts for participating entities
To enable better utilization of capacity
To support EU environmental goals
To enable for future 3rd party innovation
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.