Certification of your railML® interface

railML as an exchange format for rail data depends on the correct use by rail-IT applications. The process of certification concludes in a mutual benefit for railML.org and our parnters. Main aspects are the quality assurance and interoperabilty for our partners and the recognition of the needs of our partners for railML.org. The evaluation of a railML interface is based on the review of the results of export and import of such applications.

As the railML standard is subdivided in schemes covering timetable, infrastructure and rolling stock according to the main purpose of rail-IT applications, the certification accordingly considers only the scheme or the schemes used by the applicant.

A certification is manadatory for all 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.x/3.x interfaces registered after July the 1st, 2013. Responsible for the certification of an interface is always the software producer who brought it to productive use. The costs of the certification are to be carried by the software producer.

Below you can find the railML.org certification manual describing the certification procedure, requirements and financial aspects. Please note that the download is only available for the main contact person of railML.org partner companies. A brief description of the certification procedure can be found in the railML wiki.

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Feedback regarding the certification manual is very welcome. Please direct it to manual@governance.railml.org. An updated version of the manual is planned for 2018. Experiences of the certification process based on the current manual, will be implemented.

The further content is only available for registered partners

The download is intended for the main contact person of registered partners. Please login as railML.org main company contact or register at railML.org

Should you be unable to get acces to the certification manual via the main contact person of your company, please contact railML.org.