Information Technology (IT) is one of the key success factors in the logistics and transport sector. It has been facing the same challenges and questions for many years, such as: Where are my trains? How fast can I get a train path?
As far as national transport services are concerned, the answers to these (and many other) questions can be given by the national Infrastructure Managers (IMs) / Allocation Bodies (ABs). But when transport is taken to an international level, national IT solutions can only deliver part of the required answer. The international rail business therefore requires good cooperation between all parties concerned. In this context RNE takes its Members’ business needs into consideration and is also in direct contact with the Railway Undertakings (RUs), an approach that has had a strong impact on the development of RNE’s IT systems.
The TAF and TAP TSI, the Rail Freight Regulation (913/2010) for European Rail Freight Corridors and Directive 2012/34 (Recast) have been the main business drivers for RNE IT investment in recent years. In this context the RNE General Assembly mandated RNE to provide support and coordination for the IMs in the field of telematics (TAF/TAP) TSIs. RNE’s IT systems are now among the main tools supporting the fulfilment of the ambitious objectives laid down in the TSIs and the Rail Freight Regulation (913/2010).