Introduction

As the railway sector aspires to take on a larger share of the transport demand in the next decades, its success on the market can only be achieved by applying competitive planning and production processes. The development and common implementation of these processes is what the TTR programme (Redesign of the International Timetabling Process) aims for. A key aspect of this new sector approach is the binding implementation and application of the TTR process across Europe to strengthen the sector overall and to make railway transport more competitive in the European transport market through streamlined capacity planning.

In order to successfully and timely implement TTR at European as well as national level, the programme requires the full support of all involved railway stakeholders. TTR will be implemented in several implementation packages, each including the set-up of required framework conditions (IT, commercial conditions and legal framework) and all relevant steps for change management. This will be done not only at European level, but also at national level, where the national TTR projects will be launched soon.

To progress as swiftly as possible while allowing sufficient time for the preparation of all required framework conditions and tests, the goal is to fully roll out TTR by December 2024.