Information published on 21 March 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 540.

Successful UIC RailTopoModel and railML dissemination workshop at SŽDC in Prague

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In order to inform interested Czech railway partners and especially the management of the Czech infrastructure manager SŽDC, members of the railML team travelled to Prague at the invitation of Miloš Futera (SŽDC). The event was set up similar to the informative RailTopoModel and railML session at ADIF in Spain last year. About 60 representatives from different Czech railway undertakings, software developers and universities came together with SŽDC staff and top management to attend the general railML® and use case presentation of Vasco Paul Kolmorgen ( governance coordinator) with experiences from other European infrastructure managers. “This information is very helpful for SŽDC’s data management strategy regarding the upcoming changes like ETCS, BIM and open access”, noted Ing. Josef Hendrych, Deputy to Director General of SŽDC for Traffic Control.

A specific, technical presentation with focus on railML3 and UIC’s RailTopoModel was given on the second day by Christian Rahmig ( Infrastructure coordinator). The aim of the workshop was to inform the participants about the development, advantages, implementation, and future perspectives of UIC’s RailTopoModel and railML®.

The audience was especially interested in the technical aspects of RailTopoModel and railML 3, and eagerly started discussing hot topics with the railML representatives. The meeting was scheduled for two days and raised a lot of awareness for railML and RailTopoModel in the Czech Republic. The participants were very pleased with the content and organisation of the meeting.

“We would like to thank Miloš Futera for organising this event and look forward to carrying out further similar events in other European countries”, added Vasco Paul Kolmorgen of A similar RailTopoModel and railML® session is now scheduled at ÖBB in Austria.

If you are interested in organising such an event in your country, we would be honoured to come to your country as well. Please contact us:

RailTopoModel and railML 3 are being jointly developed by UIC (IRS 30100:2016) and For more information about the freely downloadable IRS, see For more information about the free railML schemes, please visit the website: