GIM RailNet


GIM RailNet is a railway routing solution for accurate planning of European cross-border routes. Use GIM's RailNet dataset and the RailNet Routing App to plan train itineraries all over Europe, calculate exact travel times or optimize intermodal freight transportation.

To plan cross-border routes and calculate travel times over Europe's railway network, you need detailed and accurate information on every network in every country. GIM RailNet contains all individual railway tracks, train stations and related points of interest in Europe. The dataset is enhanced with itinerary information from operational track and trace devices. The data are available in the form of a geographical dataset as a web service, and can also be accessed with the GIM RailNet Routing App, a user-friendly online mapping tool.

Routable, flawless topology

To be able to plan your route from one location to another, you need flawless topological data with interconnected segments (lines) and nodes (points). Data are therefore filtered, cleaned and optimized. Special attention is paid to sharp turns, backtracking functionalities and border connections.

More than just tracks

In addition to the rail tracks, GIM RailNet comprises stations, gauge locations, intermodal points, crossings, level-crossings, junctions, switches, diamonds, buffer stops and derails. You choose which data layers you want to use.

Precise and very detailed

The level of detail goes down to individual tracks in train stations, shunting yards or geofencing zones.

Easily available

We offer the railway network in a state of the art RailNet Routing App that calculates the shortest or fastest route, simulates the safest route, returns rail addresses at a click on a map and calculates ISO drive time zones. The RailNet Routing App is also available as a flexible API.

We also offer the RailNet data as a standalone geographical dataset in GML or shapefile format.

European coverage and more

GIM RailNet covers all EU Member States, potential candidate and other countries, namely: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The network can be easily reproduced for every country in the world. 


Use GIM RailNet to:

  • Calculate exact mileage of train routes all over Europe
  • Optimize your intermodal transport. Intermodal points are an inherent part of the network, interconnections with other road networks, ferry lines or airport corridors literally at your fingertips. 
  • Calculate ISO drive time zones and find out how far can you travel in - for instance - one hour


Contact GIM now to request a test account for GIM RailNet.

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