Working Groups

Currently the development of railML® is formed by three different active working groups. The timetable, infrastructure and interlocking developers meet regularly every two to three months to exchange and discuss their ideas and needs.

The rolling stock schema has been developed to a stage, where no further enhancements are necessary currently. Therefore no active working group exists for this subschema.

The infrastructure and interlocking working groups are built up internationally with railway infrastructure managers, railway undertakings and organisations from all over Europe. Thus communication language is English at all times. The timetable group on the other hand mainly consists of members of German speaking countries and therefore communicates in German.

Further information on the different subschemas can be found here.

If you are interested in participating actively in the railML community you are warmly welcome to contact us.
The rules of participation are the following:

  • Developer status at or long term cooperation (more than 3 years) in a project in supporter or user status for the dispatching enterprise;
  • One representative domain expert and one proxy domain expert per enterprise/GP in one subscheme working group;
  • Long term participation (at least 9 months or one specified project) for the domain expert in the working group
  • Regular and active participation in developers meetings/telcos (max. 3 times absence without excuse or 5 absence with excuse)
  • Overtaking of development activity under the T&C and the coordination of the responsible coordinator