Positions 19 Dec 2013

Joint CER-EIM Position Paper on Register of Infrastructure - Request to adopt the principles of an industry standardised data exchange format for RINF

In the architecture of RINF there is an interface between a Member State (represented by a National Registry Entity (NRE)) and the centralized part of the RINF system (CUI). By means of this interface NRE’s are obliged to upload the RINF-data of their national network according the prescribed scope of RINF. Currently, in the design of RINF, the upload files are intended to be XML files following a proprietary XSD. This document is a joint CER/EIM position paper on adopting the principle of standardization and harmonization of data exchange formats in the rail sector all over Europe.