IVU: SJ starts using IVU.rail in Norway
System for new concession introduced in just nine months
Berlin/Stockholm, 20 October 2020 | The Swedish national railway SJ is taking on two more concessions – using the integrated standard solution IVU.rail from IVU Traffic Technologies.
With around 4,600 employees, SJ gets more than 54 million passengers safely to their destination every year. Since 2016 IVU.rail has been helping the company to replace multiple individual systems in order to accelerate its planning and dispatching processes. For its two new concessions, SJ Norge and SJ Öresundståg, SJ has opted for IVU.rail again.
Having won the concession in Norway in June 2019, SJ started using IVU.rail’s planning and dispatching toolsl for it in June 2020. IVU provides the hosting and all technical management of the system in IVU.cloud. In addition, the mobile app IVU.pad ensures optimum communication between drivers and dispatchers. To make sure production started on time, SJ used the standardised implementation process IVU.xpress for a fast rollout of the standard software and a short project lead time. Currently, IVU engineers are already working on the introduction of IVU.rail at SJ Öresundståg, which is set to start up in December.
“Just nine months from the start of the project to going live – that was a real challenge. We are very pleased that IVU.rail was entirely ready for use when operations began,” says Dr Sebastian Wahle, Head of International Rail Projects at IVU Traffic Technologies. “The most important factor was the close, partnership-based collaboration with SJ, which also enabled us to remove unexpected obstacles without complications.”
“We are immensely proud of leading the project to success in such a short timeframe. This underlines just how well our standard system performs out of the box,” says Oliver Grzegorski, Division Manager Rail at IVU Traffic Technologies. “In recent months, we have had a lot of exceptional circumstances to deal with. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we have only been able to meet virtually – this is going really well, and shows that our teams are able to introduce systems smoothly despite the current situation.”
IVU Traffic Technologies has been working for over 40 years with more than 700 engineers to ensure efficient and environmentally friendly public transport. IVU.suite's integrated standard products cover all bus and rail companies’ processes: from planning, dispatching and operations controls to ticketing, passenger information and the settlement of transport contracts. By working in close partnership with our customers, we lead successful and ambitious IT projects and ensure reliable mobility in the world's metropolises.
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