Target Groups

Infrastructure Managers (IMs)

IMs are required by the TAF and TAP regulations to use a Common Interface for the standardised exchange of data. IMs are also required to use the Location and Company codes available in the Central Reference File Database.


Railway Undertakings (RUs)

Both Freight and Passenger RUs are required by the TAF and TAP regulations to use a Common Interface for the standardised exchange of data with IMs. RUs are also required to use the Location and Company codes available in the Central Reference File Database.


Waggon Keepers (WK)

WKs are required by the TAF regulation to use a Common Interface for the standardised exchange of data, and to use the Location and Company codes available in the Central Reference File Database if applicable for their business. TAF TSI states that the RSRD (Rolling Stock Reference Databases) should be accessible via the Common Interface. This means that users can send enquiries and contents regarding the RollingStockDataset.


Other

For other TAF and TAP actors (such as Station Masters), the use of the Common Interface is recommended if no other standardised and agreed form of data exchange is already in use. If TAF or TAP messages have to be used by law, then the Company Code and Location Code have to be used.