railML 3 Development Roadmap (Updated: February 2017)

by Vivian Augele (railML.org) (comments: 0)

The team of railML.org is currently working intensely at developing railML 3. According to the current railML 3 Development Roadmap - proposed by Christian Rahmig (Infrastructure coordinator at railML.org) on the 23rd of June 2016 – the alpha version of railML 3.1 will be presented in September 2016. This version will contain the infrastructure subschema only. A beta version of railML 3.1 (maybe with first results of the interlocking development group) is planned for the 30th railML conference on 3rd of November 2016, followed by intensive feedback of the community and a release candidate in January 2017. The final official release will most likely take place in February 2017. The possible released dates for railML 3.2 and 3.3 could be Spring 2018 and Spring 2019. This depends on the use cases given by the needs of software developers, railway undertakings and infrastructure managers.

“The roadmap is preliminary, as it is not finally discussed with the other railML.org subscheme development groups and the community. A final roadmap will be presented at the next railML conference.”, comments Christian Rahmig, railML.org Infrastructure coordinator, his announcement.

Updated schedule by February 2017

The time plan was updated in the 7th UIC RailTopoModel and 30th railML conference due to the works of the "One UML Approach":





3.1 Release

Final release of first railML3 version




two weeks for final review by all



3.1 RC

Release candidate of final release of first railML3 version




one month for implementation by railML.org




two months for beta testers to review and comment



3.1 beta

railML3 beta version that incorporates the feedback from the "railML3 early users group"


2nd break-off milestone


one month for implementation by railML.org




two months for alpha version testers to review and comment



3.1 alpha

railML3 alpha version that includes all elements required by the use cases




three weeks to implement the elements required by the use cases




XSD generator produces same XSD like done by railML3.0.IS4 from 03.10.2016


1st break-off milestone


finalisation of use case specifications to be implemented with the first release, by railML.org



Updated: February 27th, 2017 by Christian Rahmig

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