Thursday 20 July 2023

Save the date! Webinar on FDFTO – Full Digital Freight Train Operations enabled by the Digital Automatic Coupler DAC

Wednesday 13 September 2023 – from 10:00 to 12:30 CET

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Automation and digitalisation will enable rail freight to become more efficient and attractive for logistics service providers and shippers and will bring relevant benefits for European society in general.

The DAC is the central enabler for D&A in rail freight and in addition to pneumatic connection, data and power will be provided along the whole freight train by coupling automatically. By this we enable a variety of innovative DAC applications to advance the digitalisation of the freight train and the operational processes, leading to Full Digital Freight Train Operations.

In the webinar we will focus on one of the preconditions for the DAC introduction: the operational procedures. Inside FP5-TRANS4M-R preliminary Target Operational Procedures have been developed which represent the first set of target operational procedures for rail freight agreed throughout Europe.

During the webinar, the current DAC activities as well as initiatives and project will be introduced to the participants. The preliminary Target Operational Procedures will be explained in terms of general content and structure to enable all interested parties to examine them and to provide further input.

All European Railway Stakeholders, especially European Rail Freight Undertakings, and all other interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate in this first Webinar of a series.

Please register for the event free of charge on our website:

There you’ll find additional information as well.

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Disclaimer : Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. The project is supported by the Europe’s Rail

For further information, please contact Frédéric Hénon, Head of Operations and Safety at UIC at

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