S2R JU funded project LinX4Rail Kick-off meeting Shift2Rail Brussels, Friday 6th December 2019 (10.00 am to 04.30pm),

The Shift2Rail JU funded project LinX4RAIL (Defining with the European industry a railway system architecture allowing migration, scalability and digital breakthroughs) aims at defining with the major players in the sector (Infrastructure Managers, Railway Operators and Industry) a shared global architecture of the rail system:

  • Enabling systems design based on verified performance rather than specifications;
  • Allowing migration and interoperability of the solutions between all actors, IMs and Industry (Control – Command and Signalling, energy management ...) in order to prepare the integration of systems in rupture (Autonomous Train Operation, positioning, etc.),
  • Preparing the Digital Twin and set up advanced predictive maintenance systems. LinX4RAIL involves 16 partners (among which SNCF, DB, NR , Trafikverket, Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Hitachi, Siemens, Thales ,...). This 36-month project was accepted in September 2019 within the ShifT2Rail Annual work programme 2019.
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UIC is involved in the project as a linked third party with SNCF, mainly in the definition of a shared ontology for the Railway system. RailtopoModel , developed within the umbrella of UIC will also be instrumental for the federation of various subsystem models in the definition of a Conceptual Data Model (CDM) which will effectively enable the communication and simultaneous playing of different models for different subsystems.

Agenda - Friday 06 December 2019, Shift2Rail Brussels

10.00 Welcome to participants Presentation of agenda Objectives of meeting, Pierre Etienne Gautier (SNCF Réseau)
10:10 Introduction by the JU, Carlo Borghini (Executive director S2R)
10.40 Railway industry point of view for building rail system architecture, Yves Péreal (Thalès)
11.00 Scientific point of view and state of art on building System architecture and Conceptual Data Model, to be determined
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 Presentation of LINX4RAIL, Pierre Etienne Gautier (SNCF Réseau)
11.50 Presentation of Technical Workpackages by WP Leaders
11.55 WP2: Definition of common data dictionary (Semantic, Ontologies), SNCF Réseau
12.15 WP3: CDM global system modelling specification and development, Bombardier
12.35 WP4: CDM demonstration, Hitachi Rail STS
12.55 WP5: Strategy for implementation of technological breakthroughs (including RCA), Deutsche Bahn
13.15 Lunch
14.30 Technical meeting WP by WP
16.00 Action plan for each WP, for the next six months (for Project members only)
16.30 End of meeting

Practical information


Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
White Atrium building, 2nd Floor
Avenue de la Toison d’Or 56-60
B1060 Brussels/Belgium

How to get to the Shift2Rail JU in Brussels


For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Pierre Etienne Gautier at pierre-etienne.gautier@reseau.sncf.fr.