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NETINERA chooses IVU.rail

Standardised planning and dispatch for German rail companies

Berlin, 4 December 2018 | NETINERA, a company of the Italian national railway FS, will plan and dispatch vehicles and employees of its rail companies using IVU.rail from IVU Traffic Technologies in the future. A contract in this regard has now been signed by representatives of the two companies in Berlin.

As one of the largest private public-transport companies in Germany, NETINERA operates numerous regional railways, which together account for a market share of around 5% of German regional rail passenger transport. With 358 trains and more than 4,600 employees, the NETINERA Group covers 52 million train kilometres per year. Switching to IVU.rail will facilitate the planning and dispatch of vehicles and employees in the future.

IVU.rail provides powerful optimisation components for this, ensuring that all resources are used efficiently. In addition, extensive automation and proposal functions make planners’ work easier. A flexible rule system also takes account of complex operational and collective wage requirements in the respective subsidiaries. In addition, a mobile employee portal incorporates staff directly in dispatch.

“We were impressed with IVU.rail: The system covers all our requirements as standard and enables a continuous work flow for our planning and dispatching,” says Jost Knebel, Managing Director of NETINERA. “Thus, we are optimally positioned for the continued successful development of our company.”

“NETINERA has an excellent reputation as a company with a strong quality ethos, and we are very much looking forward to our collaboration in the future,” says Martin Müller-Elschner, CEO of IVU Traffic Technologies. “NETINERA’s decision for IVU.rail underlines our position as the leading supplier of integrated resource planning systems for railways.” 



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. 


NETINERA Deutschland GmbH is a private transport company. We have been operating passenger and freight transport by rail and roads in Germany since 2004. Our portfolio includes railway companies, construction companies, port and freight transport companies, and workshops. Our key brands, including metronom, erixx, OHE, ODEG, regional rail with vlexx, KVG, Autobus Sippel and others, shape the public transport services in various regions across Germany and show our local roots. We benefit from the strength of our parent company: NETINERA Deutschland GmbH is part of a consortium led by the Italian national railway Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) and is thus part of the third-largest transport group in Europe.

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