European Cross-Border Information system for rail freight - CroBIT

Pekka Leviäkangas, Johanna Ludvigsen

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Abstract

CroBIT (Cross Border Information Technology) will deliver the IT-part to improve the European rail freight traffic. CroBIT is a 5th Framework Programme research and demonstration project under the supervision of the European Commission. CroBIT is able to connect all freight railways along any transport corridor. Participants deliver their information into the CroBIT-System. In return, the participants get added value information from others, about their wagons and consignments. CroBIT combines information about consignments, wagons and trains. Train movements are followed by each railways' internal operational systems. Each train consists of a locomotive and wagons. Wagons include consignments. CroBIT has been demonstrated in two ways: demonstration with real-world transports in Portugal and with virtual data and transports between Italy and Finland. Demonstration was completed in Spring 2005. Rail cargo operators stand to gain the most by using CroBIT. Also the policy and socio-economic impacts are positive. CroBIT will be a joint effort of pioneering railway and IT service companies that will maintain and operate the system on the basis of common agreement. The commercialisation of CroBIT, if successful, will eventually lead to a market-oriented service company "RISE" (Rail Information Service Europe). The earnings of RISE will be based on added value information services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
Pages223-232
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 6 Nov 200510 Nov 2005
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/11/0510/11/05

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Information technology
Rails
information system
Information systems
information technology
German Federal Railways
Demonstrations
Information services
information service
value added
rail traffic
freight traffic
Locomotives
commercialization
European Commission
economic impact
Telecommunication traffic
Portugal
Finland
supervision

Keywords

  • 5 framework
  • CroBIT
  • Information services
  • Rail cargo
  • Rail freight
  • Tracking and tracing

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Leviäkangas, P., & Ludvigsen, J. (2005). European Cross-Border Information system for rail freight - CroBIT. In 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005 (pp. 223-232)
Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Ludvigsen, Johanna. / European Cross-Border Information system for rail freight - CroBIT. 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005. 2005. pp. 223-232
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European Cross-Border Information system for rail freight - CroBIT. / Leviäkangas, Pekka; Ludvigsen, Johanna.

12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems 2005. 2005. p. 223-232.

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