ISR - History

  • International Service Reliability (ISR) is the key factor to be competitive on the market and trustworthy for the customer.
  • To achieve this aim the ISR project has been launched in 1999 by three railway undertakings.
  • The target functionality was defined (see the scheme below) and a step by step implementation began.
  • In 2001, a group of three founding companies (DB, FS and SNCF) started development of the first central tool.
  • It begun with collection of copies of application 30 messages (freight train border crossing preanounce).
  • During 2002-3 another information was added: basic set of wagon events is followed. Each member uses own message format(s.
  • From November 2004, ISR is a project (and system) within RAILDATA. RAILDATA has reimbursed the three founding companies partly.
  • In 2006, ISR Agreement was signed by the existing members of the ISR assembly. It formulates the basic principles for connection to the system and mainly the principles for data delivery and usage.
  • Step by step, the old or company-specific messages are abandoned. SNCF moved from their flat file wagon status messages (formats GIV010 and LFA22) to standard WSM format in 2011. Also the Edifact IFTSTA wagon status message is no more used as input to ISR (it is used only as output from ISR to DBSRD, with intention to switch to WSM in 2013).
  • Meanwhile, most of the functionalities has been realised and are used by 16 railways operating in total more than 70 % of the European freight railway transports.

ISR evolution