CEF PSA UBS

Connecting Europe Facility

Programme Support Action

Unified Braking Scheme

About

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
Corridors (RFCs).

One of the most important priorities is the technical operational issue of different national braking rules
requirements.

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.

Activities

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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

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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.

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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.

Activity 1

Task 1.1) Pilot operations, ‘on-site test’ of the UBS
solution along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor

Task 1.2) Training sessions for operational staff to
adopt the UBS solution along the Rhine-Alpine
Corridor

Task 1.3) ‘Best practices’ workshop to share pilot
project activities and results, including the publication
of the UBS results.

Deliverables:
Test trains for pilot operation, trainings, workshops,
risk assessment

Activity 2

Task 2.1) Country-specific alignment of the UBS
framework across Europe

Task 2.2) UBS training blueprint

Task 2.3) Transfer knowledge workshop to other
geographical areas

Deliverables:
Country-specific alignment of UBS framework report,
Training blueprint and knowledge transfer workshops

Partners / Consortium

Documents

Knowledge transfer workshop on 7 April

Knowledge transfer workshop - Introduction and agenda - Hakan Gunel

Knowledge transfer workshop: introduction and agenda – Hakan Gunel

Unified Braking Scheme: A common initiative of Xrail and UIC - Hannes Luts

Unified Braking Scheme: A common initiative of Xrail and UIC – Hannes Luts

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications - Giulia Russo

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications – Giulia Russo

CEF PSA UBS AMOC - UIC - Frederic Henon

CEF PSA UBS: AMOC and UIC – Frédéric Hénon

CEF PSA UBS project - Activity 1 - Lukas Joa

CEF PSA UBS project: Activity 1 – Lukas Joa

1st TrainDy study results Thierry Durand

1st TrainDy study results – Thierry Durand

The 2nd TrainDy study - Tor Vergata - Luciano Cantone

The 2nd TrainDy study – Luciano Cantone

Knowledge transfer workshop on 28 April 2022

Knowledge transfer workshop - Introduction and agenda - Hakan Gunel

Knowledge transfer workshop: introduction and agenda – Hakan Gunel

Unified Braking Scheme: A common initiative of Xrail and UIC - Hannes Luts

Unified Braking Scheme: A common initiative of Xrail and UIC – Hannes Luts

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications - Giulia Russo

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications – Giulia Russo

CEF PSA UBS: AMOC and UIC - Hakan Günel

CEF PSA UBS: AMOC and UIC – Hakan Günel

CEF PSA UBS project: Activity 1 - Lukas Joa

CEF PSA UBS project: Activity 1 – Lukas Joa

1st TrainDy study results Thierry Durand

1st TrainDy study results – Thierry Durand

The 2nd TrainDy study - Tor Vergata - Luciano Cantone

The 2nd TrainDy study – Luciano Cantone

Bilateral workshop on 10 August 2022

Final conference on 29 November 2022

Final conference: introduction and agenda - Hakan Gunel

Final conference: introduction and agenda – Hakan Gunel

CEF PSA project UBS - Lukas Joa

CEF PSA project UBS – Lukas Joa

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications - Giulia Russo

IRS 40421: methodology and latest modifications – Giulia Russo

Unified Braking Scheme: a common initiative of Xrail and UIC - Hannes Luts

Unified Braking Scheme: a common initiative of Xrail and UIC – Hannes Luts

2nd TrainDy study - Luciano Cantone

2nd TrainDy study – Luciano Cantone

3rd TrainDy Study - Preliminary - Robert Karbstein

3rd TrainDy Study – Preliminary – Robert Karbstein

1st TrainDy study results - Thierry Durand

1st TrainDy study results – Thierry Durand

CEF PSA UBS: AMOC and UIC - Frederic Henon

CEF PSA UBS: AMOC and UIC – Frederic Henon

Training blueprint and training documents

Unified Braking Scheme: Training blueprint

Unified Braking Scheme: Training blueprint

Unified Braking Scheme: Training document - EN

Unified Braking Scheme: Training document – EN

Schulungsunterlagen - DE

Schulungsunterlagen – DE

Opleidingsdocument - NL

Opleidingsdocument – NL

Documento di formazione - IT

Documento di formazione – IT

TrainDy Studies

1st TrainDy Study

1st TrainDy Study

2nd TrainDy Study

2nd TrainDy Study

3rd TrainDy Study

3rd TrainDy Study

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...

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