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.
EU Green Deal
EU sets the ambition to become a climate neutral continent by 2050
MARS as first MVP started
DP-RAIL CEF application submitted
Why are we doing this?
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
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
No level playing field for rail freight
Much higher external costs of road borne by society
Other modes of transportation, e.g. road
What do we want?
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
How does DP-RAIL contribute to the big picture?
Removal of interoperability barriers and contribution to SERA : Single European railway area
Enable TSI compliance and implementation
DP-RAIL supports the goal and ambition of the European Green Deal
DP-RAIL contributes to the TEN-T priorities
News & Events
If you want to be part of the journey and shape the future of operational data exchange in rail freight, have a look at the tender documentation which is available from the procurement section of the UIC website: uic.org/procurement
The DP-RAIL CEF Consortium met in Brussels on September 05, 2023 for the Kick-off of the DP-RAIL project
The DP-RAIL CEF Consortium met in Brussels on September 05, 2023 for the Kick-off of the DP-RAIL project. Experts and leaders from CFL, Lineas, DB Cargo, PKP Cargo, RCG, and RailData aligned on the project timeline, milestones and working model. The DP-RAIL project...
RailData Vice-Chairman MATTHIAS MAECHLER presented RailData and its services (ORFEUS, ISR, COREDA) to foster data exchange between freight railway undertakings at the 8th plenary meeting of the Telematics Expert Group on May 25th in Frankfurt. He explained RailData's...
The RFF DP project team meets at UIC to discuss the future of data sharing for the rail freight sector. Thanks to the @railfreightforward CIOs and Sherpas who participated on site and remotely (CFL Cargo, CD Cargo, DB Cargo, Green Cargo, Lineas, Medway, PKP Cargo, RCG...
Ms. Sandra GEHENOT, Director of the UIC Freight Department, presented the DP-RAIL initiative at the UNECE meeting on 4th April. Under the digital and green transformations for sustainable development, Ms. GEHENOT emphasized the urgent need for a significant modal...
A status update meeting on the cooperation in the field of Digital Train Information was held on 15th March 2023 with RailData and RNE experts.
A status update meeting on the cooperation in the field of Digital Train Information was held on 15th March 2023 with RailData and RNE experts. Data exchange scenarios between RailData and RNE systems and options for operationalization were jointly presented and...
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...
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...
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...
"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...