Version Planning

In the following chart all release dates of past, current and future railML versions are listed:

Version Release date Supported until License Comment
0.x 2002-2005 December 2005 no (internal usage only) Beta version timetable
1.0 December 2005 June 2013 proprietary First practical experience
1.1 November 2007 June 2013 proprietary  
2.0 November 2009 March 2017 restricted CC-BY-ND 2.0  
2.1 July 2011 March 2017 restricted CC-BY-ND 2.0 Downwardly compatible with V2.0
2.2 June 11, 2013 announcement 24 months in advance restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 Downwardly compatible with V2.1-V2.0
2.3 March 10, 2016 announcement 24 months in advance restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 Predominant downward compatible with V2.2-V2.0
2.4 October 7, 2018 announcement 24 months in advance restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 Predominant downward compatible with V2.3-V2.0
2.5 not yet decided (≥ 2019)   restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0  
3.1 beta1 October 31, 2017 August 30, 2018 No (internal usage only) based on UIC's RailTopoModel V1.1
3.1 beta2 August 30, 2018 November 14, 2018 No (internal usage only) based on UIC's RailTopoModel V1.2
3.1 RC1 November 14, 2018 January 30, 2019 No (internal usage only) based on UIC's RailTopoModel V1.2
3.1 RC2 January 30, 2019 February 19, 2019 No (internal usage only) based on UIC's RailTopoModel V1.2
3.1 February 19, 2019 announcement 24 months in advance restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 based on UIC's RailTopoModel V1.2
3.2 not yet decided (≥ 2019)   restricted CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0  

Last update: February 19th, 2019 by Vasco Paul Kolmorgen (see news article for more background information)