Digital Observatory & New Projects Platform

Start: 2017-01-1

End: 2018-12-31

Project code: 2017/PAS/553

Project director: Marc GUIGON

Project manager: Marc GUIGON

The international activity of European Railways concerning Commercial, Marketing and Distribution issues for Passengers transport has been traditionally very clear defined and very active. For both, commercialisation of international rail services or cross commercialisation of train services provided by the other operators, the UIC Commission, Platform and Forum (successive names for a same activity) has defined the main principles, the procedures, control, formats, etc.

But since a certain time, the commercial approach for Passengers rail services has dramatically changed, due to several reasons: the change in the commercial cultures, the competition with alternative transport modes, aviation, private cars and buses, the big reduction of night trains and consequently reduction of commercial competitive distances (i.e. it’s no longer logic the emission of a rail ticket to travel form Lisbon to Warsaw), etc. And this change has specially affected to operators due to the incorporation of the new technologies, giving the possibility of dematerialisation of the concept of “ticket”, the incorporation of flexible fares, the establishment of different modes of payment, the competition in the information ad purchase functions, etc.

All these elements make the role of the UIC Passengers activity quite different from the precedent years. And this fact should continue to become a greater problem as soon as new problems and challenges will appear. So far, when a new initiative was raised up, it could be send to several specific working groups (IRT, NRT, EWT) to be developed. From now, it is possible that no one of these working groups should be adapted to make face to a new challenge or to solve certain new type of problems.
Consequently, a new flexible platform should be implemented in order to, at least, be able to commercially analyse new ideas or problems raised by members, without worrying about if it matches or not with the existing workgroups.

7th R&D Framework Programme/Horizon 2020 Acoustic control for new composite blocks Administ of HERMES Messages + relating 900 Leaflets Administration of Passenger Commercial Issues Administration of Passenger Technical Issues Artificial Intelligence for Remote Monitoring Asset Management – unified procurement methods in order to achieve high quality for less money Asset Management Common Method and Template in a GIS implementation Brake Performance Deficiency of UCT (Unaccompanied Container Transport) trains Capacity4Rail Commuter and Regional Train Services Commuter and Regional Train Services II Composite brake block behaviour under winter conditions DEcision-making and Slab-track MANagement Design, definition and localisation of a "Trackcircuit" for detection of broken rails without detect Digital Observatory & New Projects Platform Direct electropneumatic brake Direct Radio Link for Train Completeness Safety Check DOOR TO DOOR e- WAG ECCO Phase 2 ECCO Phase 3 EES Platform Activitie Emergency Brake Valves Performance on ERTMS Lines Energy & Electric Traction Experts Group Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops Energy Efficiency Best Practice Workshops (Europe) eRail Freight Intermodal – Phase 2 ERTMS Platform services EUR palette European Standard Freight Wagon Axle for 25t (ESFA 25) Exceptional and Over-Loads on Existing Infrastructures Exchange of Railway Vehicules phase 2 Formalization of Interfaces Functional Specifications Future Railways Mobile Communications Systems Solutions GALILEO Panel of Experts GSM-R GSM-R Network Management Harmonised Methodology for Infrastructure Lifetime Assessment Harmonization of track quality description and assessment High Speed Activities Holding Force 2017 How to improve the overall safety at level crossings using new technologies and operating modes to m Impact of the digitalisation on the modern Traffic Operation possibilities (linked to “Traffic manag IPAAB AUDIT Lasting Infrastructure Benchmarking Long term development of railway stations Long trains with distributed power MERITS PRIFIS New UIC Standard "Overhead Conductor Rail Requirements" Noise Technical Advice Other Freight Activities Panel of Experts Activity - Asset Management Group Panel Of Structural Experts Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe Passenger Accessibility Solutions Support and Action Group for Europe II Passenger Door System, Alarm System and Communication System: Safety and Standardised Operation PRIFIS PRM Assistance Booking Tool RailTopoModel (ERIM) RailTopoModel extension for Building information modelling (BIM) RailTopoModel for Geographic Information Systems RailTopoModel for Simulation Railway Telecom Panel of Experts Recommendations for the DEsign and use of MOnoblock concrete SLEEPERs REFERENCE GUIDE OF CORE RAIL JOB PROFILES AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES Requirement DataBase EUTREQ REVERSIBLE SUBSTATIONS Revision of UIC Leaflet 930 RIC Rolling Stock Bogie Energy Management and Brake-Wheel interaction Rolling Stock multimedia applications Rolling Stock on board applications (traction-braking management) and commissioning Rules for the consist and braking of international freight trains SAFETY PLATEFORM SATLOC+ (follow up of SATLOC) system safety demonstration on the basis of the formal functional mode SECURITY PLATFORM SFERA: Smart communications for efficient rail activities Signalling Panel of Experts Station Managers Global Group Station Managers Global Group Technical advice and assessment of European Railway noise policy and research Tourism potential of railway services Tourism Potential of Railway Services 2 Track Circuit Shunting Booster Track Experts Group Activity - (TEG) including INNOTRACK Dissemination Track stability and prevention of buckling Train Bus Applications and Homologation TRAINING CENTRE NETWORKS UIC Control App UIC-IEC Overhead Contact Line life cycle harmonization Upgrading and Updating the UIC Standard 413 URT - PRISM (Passenger Railway International Security-based Mobile app) Vegetation Control and Use of Herbicides WG Pallets Wheel: European Standard low maintenance for 25t traffic Works of Programme Managers and SETs XBORDER quick wins