HitRail - Railways@Crossover Helping European Railways Transition to the Digital Future through Cooperation. European Parliament, 6 December 2011. Libor LOCHMAN, CER. CER. Who we are?. CER: who we are…. CER stands for…
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HitRail - Railways@Crossover
Helping European Railways Transition to the Digital Future through Cooperation
European Parliament, 6 December 2011
Libor LOCHMAN, CER
CER: who we are…
CER stands for…
Representing European rail sector in EU
Pro-active shaping of EU agenda
CER – working structure
CER represents the European rail sector towards the EU
MEMBERS: 78 rail operators and infrastructure companies
Other railway organisations
e.g. AAR, CIT, EIM, OSJD, OTIF, RNE, RŽD, UIC, UNIFE, X-Rail, etc. and… ETF
Other internat. organisations
World Bank, EIB, UNECE, UNIDROIT
CER Mirror Groups to ERA
Commissioner for Transport
Council of Transport Ministers
European Railway Agency (ERA) *
Marco Polo and TEN-T Agency (EACI) **
Council of the EU
* The ERA’s main task is to draft proposals for the Commission on railway interoperability and safety
** The EACI executes the TEN-T and Marco Polo funding programmes (monitors projects implementation)
Help railways transition to the digital future?
Contrary to common belief, historically, railways have often been at the forefront of technological innovation, especially in IT. They have, in fact, been one of the first industries to move into the digital world…
Contrary to common belief, railways remain forerunners, collectively as well as individual companies.
In the end, more quality and an economicreward of up to 12€ on each consignment!
E-Rail Freight is a joint RailData-UIC-CIT initiative, managed by RailData…
RNE PCS(Path Coordination System, former Pathfinder) for international timetabling.
RNE CIS (ChargingInfo System, former EICIS) for calculatinginfra fees on international routes.
RNE TIS (Tain Information System, former Europtirail) for real time information on running trains.
RNE Click&Ride: for booking (international) train pathsat short notice.
Technologically state-of-the-art rail traffic management centres have little to envy to air traffic control towers…
55000 rail stations in Europe, against 400 airports. This means more than 1,500,000,000 combinations of rail Origin/ Destinations compared to less than 100,000 possible O-Ds for air.
With 7,000 rail stations in Germany, DB can produce timetable information and tickets on almost 25,000,000 O-Ds (without counting international O-Ds)!
The journey planners and ticketing systems developed by the railways are already among the most powerful that exist. Many railway journey planners even integrate local/regional timetables (including bus, tram…)
Railways have been the first to enter the world of mobile WIFI. Thalys is the first company to install WIFI onboard of its trains using satellite connections.
Railways do use mobile applications for real timetable information, real-time traffic updates, information on railway stations… e.g. the Railteam alliance.
railteam.eu, was relaunched on 02/12/2011
Stay on track with your phone
IT-specific regulation in the field of Railways…
TAP TSI (Telematic Applications for Passenger Services) set requirements on…
TAFTSI (Telematic Applications for Freight) set requirements on…
The railways and regulation…
Contrary to infrastructure or rolling stock, Information Technology has a fasterlifecycle.
The TAP TSI regulation stipulates that fare data be exchanged based on a standard for off-line data exchange, whereas good value offers for customers - typically yield- and quota-managed fares that nowadays represent a large part of rail tickets - rely on an on-line, real time exchange of data between actors
In a more and more competitive world, each railway undertaking develops unimodal and intermodal IT-based customer-oriented products…
TAP TSI requires each RU to make timetable data available to 3rd parties in TAP TSI format. It also sets the standard for the exchange of fare data…
The 1stvoluntary initiative of the sector relates to TIMETABLE data, i.e.:
The 2nd voluntary initiative of the sector relates to FARE DATA EXCHANGE, i.e.:
Lookinginto the future
Standards are necessary…
Whoshould set the standards? Via whichmeans?
Libor LOCHMAN, CER
Deputy Executive Director
Tel: +32 2 213 08 82
For further information,
visit our website: www.cer.be