CEF PSA UBS
Connecting Europe Facility
Programme Support Action
Unified Braking Scheme
The European Commission has launched a “Rail Technical Operational Issues Logbook ”whose main aim is to identify barriers to interoperability hampering international rail freight traffic, especially on Rail Freight
One of the most important priorities is the technical operational issue of different national braking rules
To harmonize the braking rules within the TEN T Rail Freight area, a working group, Xrail, and the International
Union of Railways (UIC) looked into concrete solutions to overcome this braking rule barrier.
On the other hand, CEF PSA UBS Action project was launched to solve priority 1 of the Log Book issue and
implementing the Unified Braking Scheme (UBS) as a pilot project along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor with the aim
of transferring knowledge gained across the TEN-T rail network.
The main goal of the CEF PSA UBS Action project is to demonstrate that rail safety is not degraded at all due to
the UBS solution and therefore fulfills all the requirements as set out in the Safety Directive CSM REA.
The Activity 1) Pilot UBS implementation along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor: Development and implementation of pilot projects, including tests on site through test-on-sites, training of staff and workshops
The Activity 2) Implementation of UBS across Europe The knowledge will be transferred to other geographical areas at European level by workshops, studies and training material.
The Activity 3) Project Management & Dissemination The first two main activities will be supported by appropriate project management and dissemination activities to leverage the maximum results of the action.
solution along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor
Task 1.2) Training sessions for operational staff to
adopt the UBS solution along the Rhine-Alpine
Task 1.3) ‘Best practices’ workshop to share pilot
project activities and results, including the publication
of the UBS results.
Test trains for pilot operation, trainings, workshops,
framework across Europe
Task 2.2) UBS training blueprint
Task 2.3) Transfer knowledge workshop to other
Country-specific alignment of UBS framework report,
Training blueprint and knowledge transfer workshops
Knowledge transfer workshop on 7 April
Knowledge transfer workshop on 28 April 2022
Bilateral workshop on 10 August 2022
Final conference on 29 November 2022
Training blueprint and training documents
News & Events
Final Conference materials
1st TrainDy study results - Thierry DURAND Unified Braking Scheme - A common initiative of Xrail and UIC - Hannes LUTS CEF PSA Project UBS - Lukas JOA CEF PSA UBS Action Project - Final conference - Hakan GUNEL IRS 40421 - Giulia RUSSO 3rd TrainDy Study - CEF UBS...
Final conference: 29 November 2022
The CEF PSA UBS (Unified Braking Scheme) Action Project was launched to resolve the technical operational issues relating to different national braking rules and requirements. UBS was implemented as a pilot project along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor and has now been...
Knowledge transfer workshops for braking experts from rail freight corridors
The workshops will be held online on 7 and 28 April 2022 from 09.00 to 12.30 In 2017 the European Commission launched a Rail Technical Operational Issues Logbook, the main aim of which is to identify barriers to interoperability hampering international rail freight...