I RAIL
INTEROPERABILITY OF THE RAIL SYSTEM WITH TAF TSI IN TEN-T CORRIDORS

PROJECT ID:

PROJECT TITLE:
I Rail

CLIENT / FUNDING ENTITY:

Commissione europea, programma Connecting Europe Facility Transport

DATE
January 2019 – December 2022

PROJECT VALUE:
€4 782 827,00

The main objective of the project is to improve interoperability in the exchange of information in European rail freight services through the digitization and use of the TAF TSI (Technical Specification of Interoperability applied for Telematics Applications for Freight) technical standards, defined in the Interoperability Directive 797/EC/2016.

The I RAIL project will also enable the digitization of the procedures established by railway companies in their safety management systems, with the aim of ensuring safety in the management of their operations, complying with the Safety Directive 798/EC/2016.

The project involves the main actors of the rail freight sector (railway companies, infrastructure managers, port authorities, wagon owners, intermodal operators and customs institutions) from Spain, Portugal and Italy, with the support of the European Union Railway Agency and the Spanish Railway Safety Agency.

I RAIL will boost rail freight in Europe by enabling the exchange of information in a digital and harmonized manner, improving the efficiency and quality of rail services, reducing operational costs and ultimately helping to increase the share of rail freight in Europe.

22 partner:

Spain: Valenciaport Foundation, Port Authority of Valencia, Puertos del Estado, Adif, Captrain Spain, Continental Rail, Logitren Ferroviaria, Renfe Mercancías, Transfesa Logistics, Port Authority of Gijón, Port Authority of Huelva, Port Authority of Seville and Association of Private Railway Companies.

Portugal: Medway, Takargo

Italy: Adriafer, Captrain Italy, FuoriMuro, Autorità Portuale del Mar Ligure Orientale, Circle, Confetra Servizi e Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli.

News

To keep up to date with the I Rail project

I Rail project presented at ‘Seafuture 2021’ event

10th October 2021

On 30 September, Adriafer presented the I Rail project at the Conference & Expo “𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬, 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬”, held at the La Spezia Naval Base.

The session dedicated to this European project, co-financed by the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility Transport, was attended by the Italian partners:

  • Captrain Italia
  • FuoriMuro Servizi Portuali e Ferroviari
  • Circle Group
  • Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar LIgure Orientale
  • Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli

Almost three years after its launch, the project has given a major boost to digitisation as a means of integrated operations management, leading to optimisation in the transmission of information.

As our Key Account Manager highlighted in his speech, in an interconnected reality such as that of our port, where several players coexist, promoting interoperable data exchange means reducing transit times and increasing the competitiveness, capacity and attractiveness of intermodal transport.

I RAIL also aims to enhance operational cooperation between the main actors in the freight sector (railway companies, infrastructure managers, port authorities, wagon owners, intermodal operators and customs institutions), applying the use of the TAF TSI (Technical Specification for Interoperability for Telematics Applications in Freight Transport) technical standards, defined in the Interoperability Directive 797/EC/2016.