Train operation

Operation Study Group

The purpose of the “Operation Study Group” is to harmonise operational processes, requirements and regulations. This is the basis for a seamless international and border crossing freight traffic. Issues to be tackled in this group range from:

  • Updating respective leaflets in the framework of rail freight traffic
  • Evaluating the impact of other leaflets on operations
  • Accompanying the TAF TSI implementation process on certain matters
  • Cooperating with other organizations like RNE, CER and FTE in the field of operations
  • Cooperating with UIC’s Rail System Forum within the “Operation Focus Group”
  • Cooperating with COLPOFER in terms of security matters


  • Giving guidance to RUs towards their supporting role in the RU Advisory Groups vis-à-vis the IMs concerning their work initiated by EU reg. 913/2010
  • Developing a new UIC leaflet 419-3 defining the core element of the Train-ID in the framework of TAF TSI
  • Defining new operational rules for the parking brake force
  • Root-and-branch revision of Leaflet 472 including a harmonization of the consist list and the braking sheet by:
    • Determining the data elements of the consist list for the loc driver
    • Harmonising of dangerous goods data between the RID and Leaflet 472
    • Defining requirements for the braking sheet
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