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:

  • Dispatching enterprise is registered at (Status: Developer or User/Supporter in long term cooperation [> 3 years]);
  • 1-2 representative domain experts and 1-2 proxy domain experts (but a maximum of 3 in total) per enterprise and subscheme working group;
  • Long term participation (at least 9 months or one specified project) for the named domain expert in the working group
  • Regular and active participation in developers meetings/telcos (more than 3 times absence without excuse may lead to expellation)
  • Joining the development activities following the coordination of the responsible coordinator
  • Acceptance of the T&C (domain experts knowledge could become part of railML's specification) and Code of Conduct