In Depth Focus: Digital Automatic Coupling

In recent years, the subject of Digital Automatic Coupling has grown more prominent and discussions around the subject continue to circle, with industry heavy-weights unafraid of sharing their hopes and opinions about the technology and the impact it might have. This In Depth Focus features an official statement from UNIFE, outlining their hopes for the future of DAC and a comment from ZNPK’s Michal Litwin.

  • UNIFE Release official DAC Sector Statement

UNIFE recently released a united statement on Digital Automatic Coupling (DAC) with the representative bodies AERRL, CER, EAL, EIM, FEDECRAIL, UIP, UIRR, UITP, UNIFE as well as their members, to express their support for the implementation of DAC, looking at the obstacles that stand in the way and how these might best be overcome.

  • DAC: needed consensus, not enforcement

Michał Litwin, General Director of Federation of Independent Rail Operators (ZNPK), looks into the “If” rather than the “how” of Digital Automatic Coupling and whether in some cases it’s worth investing in at all.