RailData is strongly involved in implementation of the TSI TAF (technical specification for interoperability relating to the telematics applications for freight subsystem of the rail system in the European Union). RailData also actively participates in the change process proposing several change requests for related functions.
Berlin, 23.5.2019 - RailData has completely revised its earlier Statutes and the result is new Terms of Reference (ToR). New ToR include several basic changes, e.g. detach of RailData Membership from Usage of RailData IT systems. It enables the new commercial model, which makes easier and cheaper for smaller railway undertakings to use our applications. Newly it will be also possible to use the aplications, without being RailData member. ToR also allows to develop some additional functions, required by only one or few Users (they need to finance it).
RailData was established in 1995, therefore we will celebrate 25th Anniversary this year. Original plan was to organize this event on 2nd June 2020 in Riga, along the 7th edition of the Global Rail Freight Conference, organised by the UIC in partnership with Latvian Railways. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation, we had to postopone the celebration event. Since the situation is not good enough still, the celebration event is postponed to 2021. Date and venue will be specified later.
Basel 14h November 2019 Following to the new RailData Terms of Reference and also as consequence of resignation of Mr. Michael Pfitzner, the former General assembly chairman, elections took place at the last RailData Assemblies meetings on 13th - 14th November in Vienna.
Paris / Frankfurt, 14th January 2020 RailData migrated production of its central applications from two computer centres in Paris to cloud computing at AWS (Amazon Web Services) in Frankfurt. The migration was successfully done on Tuesday 14th January 2020. All applications were subject of this migration: ISR (with all modules), ORFEUS, CoReDa and ATTI. French IT company LUSIS has set up the new platform at AWS and performed the migration and will continue to support the operation of the central servers.
Basel, 20.9.2020 - RailData is implementing new version 1.5 of the ORFEUS message called Electronic Consignment Note (ECN). Same time also new message flow (scenario for exchange of functional messages) will be introduced.
The new version delivers:
Basel, 25.9.2020 Current Wagon Status Message (WSM), designed in 2012, was used in the years for a number of additional functions, built as snowball. Consequence of this evolution is, that the message structure is not object oriented, not user friendly and includes useless elements. In the meantime, other messages were developed for some specific purposes and some new requirements arrived.
Therefore new version 6.0 of the WSM will be implemented. Main changes from older versions: