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The aim of DP-RAIL is to overcome and transform the fragmented data exchange landscape and enable standardised message exchanges compliant with the EU Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TAF TSI).​

DP-RAIL will provide central tools to enhance standardisation and support smaller RUs with limited or no IT to become TAF TSI compliant. As a first step, DP-RAIL aims to address the digitalization of core rail operational processes.

 

Timeline overview

EU Green Deal

EU sets the ambition to become a climate neutral continent by 2050

RFF1.0 vision

Pivotal focus areas identified at RU, IM and policy level to increase competitiveness and boost rail freight’s market share

RFF2.0 Game changers

Digital Platforms (DP) as the cornerstone of all 5 game changers

MARS as first MVP started

DP-RAIL CEF application submitted

Why are we doing this?

Port

Terminal

Insufficient product attractiveness in terms of transparency, reliability, and transport time

High degree of costly manual work in operations
Insufficient asset utilisation

Low transparency due to non-standardized, bilateral data exchange

RUs

RU 1

RU 2

RU 3

High lead time in train path assignment
No dedicated capacity for rail freight
Insufficient train path quality

Lack of interoperability
Not standardized, country-specific operations and technical requirements

Limited infrastructure capacity

IMs

IM 1

IM 2

No level playing field for rail freight
Much higher external costs of road borne by society

Authorities

Rail sector

Other modes of transportation, e.g. road

What?

What do we want?

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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

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!

News & Events

 

DP-RAIL was presented at InnoTrans- September 2022

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

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....

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