431 Railroad Station Master File
Functional Group RM
X12I Transportation Subcommittee
This Draft Standard for Trial Use provides the format and establishes the data contents of a Railroad Station Master File Transaction Set (431) within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The Railroad Station Master File Transaction Set will be used by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and the rail carriers to apply and disseminate information concerning the railroad stations. Rail carriers report to the AAR the addition or deletion of, or changes to, the list of stations they serve as updates to the centrally maintained master file. The AAR in turn provides all updates to the rail carriers and other subscribers to the system.
- 010Transaction Set HeaderMandatory->Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
- 020Beginning Segment for Railroad Station Master FileMandatory->Max 1
To identify the type of transaction update, effective date, and type of station
- 030Geographic LocationMandatory->Max 10
To specify the geographic place of the named party
- 035Shipment ConditionsOptional->Max 10
To specify condition restrictions or provisions applicable to the rate docket.
- 040Station Codes SegmentOptional->Max 1
To identify the specific railroad carrier codes associated with the station
- 050Station AddressOptional->Max 10
To identify the specific postal address information for each of the various categories of mailing requirements for a station
- 060Cross ReferenceOptional->Max 10
To identify the specific station that indicates the switching district for a given railroad terminal or the specific station used to identify a geographical location as a rate base location
- 070Operational ServicesOptional->Max 10
To identify the specific railroad operating facilities and characteristics for the station in the transaction
- 090Transaction Set TrailerMandatory->Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments).