What is Xrail?
Xrail is a production cooperation consisting of six members, aiming to make European Single Wagonload a more competitive and more sustainable alternative to road transport.
The Xrail vision
Xrail – the European standard for competitive and sustainable Single Wagonload transport
- The Xrail members aim at executing international Wagonload transports according to a specific Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), given at the time of booking
- The Alliance partners provide their customers with valuable information before, during (Track & Trace) and after the transport
- The Xrail Alliance strives for full interoperability between its members to enable a more seamless and swift European Wagonload offer
- Xrail focuses on an improved operational collaboration between the Alliance partners for international Single Wagonload transports
- Conventional or combined block train transports are not tackled by the Xrail Alliance
- The commercial elements of Wagonload traffic, such as customer relations and pricing, remain in the direct responsibility of the respective participating railway companies, which continue to compete with one another
- Xrail to act as a leading production cooperation, growing in network coverage and transport volumes, supporting the modal shift to rail
- The Alliance to improve reliability, information, performance and ease-of-use of European Single Wagonload, enabling a competitive customer offer and a sustainable business model
- Xrail to push standardization and harmonization of interfaces and procedures to enable full technical interoperability and seamless operations all-across Europe
- The Alliance partners to commonly develop smart, technical solutions and ICT platforms, supporting the automation and digitalization of the members to create customer value and to strengthen intermodal competitiveness of rail
- The Xrail Alliance to bring together talented and agile people of the members to boost innovation for the rail freight industry
- The members of the Alliance to team up for lobbying for a better framework for the European Single Wagonload