The EULYNX Data Preparation cluster is a workgroup in EULYNX that designs a model of signalling engineering information. Our goal is to attain digital continuity of the exchange of signalling data between IM’s and signalling industry.

Seamless exchange of information will accelerate (re-)signalling work as engineering information is no longer sourced from a mosaic of plans and documents but from a structured set of data.

A new public snapshot of the signalling model has been published, and is directly available on this link. Notable additions in the current snapshot are the ETCS package, geodata (aligned with UIC RailSystemModel), worker safety and traction- power supply.

The EULYNX Data Preparation cluster is on schedule to finalise the model by the end of 2021 and will then deliver an XML schema and the matching UML model. 

Please refer to the EULYNX DataPrep pages that explain the contributions of EULYNX DataPrep to railway signalling.

The EULYNX Annual report 2020 is published, giving an overview and status of the work of the EULYNX Consortium, and providing an insight in the plans and activities of the EULYNX members.

The EULYNX Annual report 2020 is available for download here:    pdf EULYNX Annual Report 2020 (2.55 MB)

Bane NOR is moving forward in implementing its national ERTMS Programme. In the spring of 2020, the technology was deployed on the Roa – Hønefoss line to provide a “live” test environment. To this end, the ERTMS Test Lab and ERTMS Training centre has been opened. Norway’s first railway line equipped with ERTMS Level 2 Baseline 3 will open in October 2022. Bane NOR will comply with the EULYNX specification for its standardized signalling system interfaces. In the autumn of 2020, Bane NOR has as the first Infrastructure Manager completed the first successful implementation of the EULYNX SCI-CC (TMS-RBC/IL) interface, between two different suppliers Siemens (RBC/IL) and Thales (TMS).

RCA is an initiative driven by railways organized in ERTMS Users Group and EULYNX, based on the RCA White Paper published in summer 2018. The RCA initiative works on a trackside reference architecture aiming for a substantial improvement in cost, capacity, safety, reliability of the CCS system.

For easier understanding on what RCA is and what has been achieved so far, dedicated onboarding pages have been created and available through this link: 

RCA Onboarding

Last year, the EULYNX consortium and UNIFE CCS Platform agreed to cooperate in the review of interface specifications for interlocking technology.
Three representatives of the railway suppliers are regularly invited to take part in the review of specifications and make suggestions from the products development point of view.

The cooperation represents a way to enable both parties - suppliers and railways - to improve the specifications. On the one hand, the need for queries and changes after the publication of the specifications decreases significantly; on the other hand, EULYNX can benefit from suggestions for improvement from the suppliers. The cooperation takes place within the so-called Change Control Board (CCB) and on-request advices from the industry to the EULYNX Architecture Cluster. Based on the production of extensive review comments, the return of experience proves to be positive and marks a first step towards a wider collaboration with the industry, which will be the user of the specifications in the development of EULYNX enabled products. The review process is complex and regularly produces extensive review comments.

For the future EULYNX specifications, the suppliers can bring in their point of view earlier in the process and actively contribute to the improvement and feasibility of the specifications. This is the way to ensure a continuous and collaborative development of EULYNX specifications.

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