About Xrail


From 2023 on - full XCB operations

  • All Xrail partners have successfully connected their capacity management systems to the Xrail Capacity Booking Broker​
  • About 600.000 transports annually are now seamlessly booked and run capacity-checked across the entire network​
  • Various benefits are thus available for Xrail partners as well as indirectly for their customers in Single Wagonload

From 2018 to 2022 – XCB roll-out

  • In 2018, DB Cargo is linking its domestic booking system to the XCB broker and Fret SNCF joins the Alliance in 2018, thereby significantly expanding the Xrail network
  • The Wagonload systems of Green Cargo, Fret SNCF are step-by-step also connected to the XCB broker and respective volumes ramped-up for booking via XCB

2013 to 2017 – Launch of the Xrail Capacity Booking (XCB) initiative

  • Beginning of 2013, the members pledge themselves to an industry change to develop a sustainable model for the European Single Wagonload
  • From 2013 to 2015, Xrail successfully manages to derive common standards and processes for Xrail Capacity Booking and develops a state-of-the-art broker system at a central level
  • By 2016, CFL cargo, Lineas, Rail Cargo Group and SBB Cargo initially link their booking systems via the XCB broker and thereafter pilot the new system

2010 to 2012 – Xrail founded

  • Beginning of 2010, the Xrail Alliance is formally founded
  • From 2010 to 2012, Xrail develops a first set of IT tools to automatically provide international transport plans, status messages and Track & Trace information on selected transport relations