Why Digirail?

The railways of the future need a modern and cost-efficient solution for securing the competitiveness of railway traffic.

Increasing environmentally friendly railway traffic
Increased capacity and cost-efficiency
Improved safety and reliability
New opportunities for developing services

What is the object of the survey?

The Digirail project has three starting points. Decisions on implementation will be made separately according to the results of the survey.

The possibilities of digitalisation as a cost-efficient solution
Connection with the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS)
Replacing the current automatic train protection system

Taking the journey together

In addition to these actors, many other organisations, experts and partners that provide supporting functions are involved in the planning of Digirail.

finrail logo vaylalogo en TMF traficom lvm logo en vaaka VR HSL

Schedule

The first phase of the survey began in May 2019. We will be reporting on the results in March 2020. News on the project will also be published on this website.

2019

MAY

  • Establishment of the Steering group
  • Project management and supporting functions begin
  • General objectives set

JUNE

  • The project group starts working
  • Review of international projects

JULY

  • Planning and resourcing of sub-projects
  • Preparation of a common Big Room
  • Analyses for the rolling stock sub-project

AUGUST

  • First reviews of railway and telecommunication technologies
  • Concretising the objectives for the future demands

SEPTEMBER

  • International benchmark comparisons
  • Preparation of supporting material for the judicial and regulatory point of view

OCTOBER

  • Focusing the project based on the results of the interim report

NOVEMBER

  • Alternatives for financing and tendering models
  • Analyses of international projects
  • Guidelines for railway and telecommunication technologies

DECEMBER

  • Final reports on technologies and rolling stock
  • In-depth look at the future demands and economical analyses sub-project
  • Market info for consultants and other target groups

2020

JANUARY

  • Final report on financing, tendering models and judicial aspects
  • Drafting of the final report begins
  • Presentation at the RATA 2020 seminar

FEBRUARY

  • Finishing the final report, last realease train

MARCH

  • Summation of the final results and conclusions of the entire survey project

APRIL

  • Delivering the final report to the Minister of Transport and Communications
  • Announcing the results to the public

Tweets

Suomi on sitoutunut puolittamaan liikenteen kasvihuonekaasupäästöt vuoteen 2030 mennessä. Digitalisaatio ja parempi junatarjonta tukee siirtymää kestävään liikenteeseen. Rautatieliikenteen osuuden kasvattaminen on myös EU:n laajuinen tavoite. #Digirata #ilmasto

Bekanta dig med den omfattande utredningen om moderniseringen av tågkontrollen. #Digirata-utredningen har genomförts i samarbete mellan @lvmfi, @vaylafi, @TrafficFinland, @Finrail, @TraficomFinland, @VRuutiset och @HSL_HRT.

🔗 https://www.lvm.fi/sv/-/mot-digital-och-smart-jarnvagstrafik-1036033

Kohti digitaalista ja älykästä rautatieliikennettä

#Digirata-selvityksen ovat toteuttaneet @lvmfi, @vaylafi, @TrafficFinland, @Finrail, @TraficomFinland, @VRuutiset ja @HSL_HRT.

http://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/handle/10024/162151

Articles

Nopeita junia Etelä-Euroopassa
31.10.2019

The world is looking for better railway traffic

Read more >
digirata artikkeli
08.10.2019

The tomorrow of Finnish railways is being surveyed now

Read more >