Welcome to EuroSpec – an initiative of several European train operating companies acting as partners. The partners aim at providing voluntary common technical specifications, as an explicit set of requirements, for rolling stock components such as toilets, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and sliding steps among others to be used as support for purchasing or refurbishing railway rolling stock. These topics do not touch the competitive domain between the train operators but support them in competing with other transport modes. A consequent application of EuroSpec methods and specifications should promote standardisation, quality, vehicle platforms and decrease costs. An additional specification, on requirement management was created and is used now to monitor that EuroSpec specifications fulfill requirement management rules and to increase the quality and consistency of the documents.
The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has now been renamed as Rail Delivery Group (RDG) with a new logo. See www.raildeliverygroup.com