railML.org was founded on 24th April 2002 as a cooperation of interested partners. Since 2012, railML.org is a registered association by German law (local court Dresden VR 5750). The organisation aims to serve the whole railway sector and is fully independent from railways, manufacturers and authorities. By decree of the Saxonian Revenue Office Dresden South, the railML.org e.V. is recognised as non-profit organisation worthy of charitable contributions. Donations and membership fees are tax deductible in Germany.
Eng. Vasco Paul Kolmorgen MSc and Nadia Huerlimann PhD MSc, lead the coordination of the work at railML.org and its governance. To ensure the state-of-the-art knowledge across the four schemas, our lead coordinators are supported by schema coordinators from competence centres across the industry. They are responsible for driving forward the development of railML® and are supported by the relative subschema working group. Anyone interested in long-term involvement with the development of railML is invited to join these working groups. They are formed of individuals, organisations and businesses from a variety of countries and are vital to the development of railML. Organisation administration is centralised in Dresden, Germany.
The railML community convenes twice a year for a general meeting to discuss interdisciplinary development. Specific work is conducted through an internet forum.
Organisational chart of railML.org
railML.org organisational chart, as of November 2023
Only the individuals listed above are authorised to represent and act on behalf of railML.org and all its related activities, including membership, certification, tenders, etc. If you have any questions please contact railML.org.
Code of Conduct of railML.org organisation
As transparency and consistency are of utmost importance to the railML.org community, we have created a Code of Conduct with respect to Competition Law. We expect all members to follow this Code of Conduct.
Statute charter of railML.org organisation
railML.org is an charitable organisation registered in Germany and, as such, must comply with German law. Please note that, due to this legal requirement, the statute charter is officially available only in German and you can find a non-binding English translation below.
Statute Charter / Satzung (Deutsch)
Statute Charter / Satzung (English)
How to find us
Finding your way to railML is easy.
You can take a train from Dresden main station (Hauptbahnhof) going to Chemnitz, Tharandt or Zwickau and get off at the stop Dresden-Plauen.
From there it is only a short walk to our office.
The address is
If you choose to come by car, it is best to park alongside the river on Hofmühlenstraße or Agnes-Smedley-Straße.