The European Commission has adopted yesterday, 5th May 2011, new regulations on Telematics Applications for Passenger Services.
TAP TSI will allow the harmonization/standardization of procedures, data and messages to be exchanged between the computer systems of the railway companies, of the infrastructure managers and of the tickets vendors in order to provide reliable information to passengers and to issue tickets for a journey on the European Union railway network, in accordance with Regulation n°1371/2007 on rail passengers rights and obligations.
Telematics applications are a functional subsystem of the rail system. This subsystem comprises two elements:
- applications for passenger services, including systems providing passengers with information before and during the journey, reservation and payment systems, luggage management and management of connections between trains and with other modes of transport;
- applications for freight services, including information systems (real-time monitoring of freight and trains), marshalling and allocation systems, reservation, payment and invoicing systems, management of connections with other modes of transport and production of electronic accompanying documents.
For the regulation – click here.
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