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start relies on IVU.rail in the Taunus network

Berlin/Frankfurt am Main, 9 July 2024 | Integrated control centre and reliable real-time information – start relies on the complete IVU.rail system from IVU Traffic Technologies. The end-to-end solution will not only streamline the deployment of its hydrogen-powered trains and personnel across the Taunus network, but it will also provide passengers with real-time information on all channels.

Since December 2022, Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH (start) has been operating the Taunus network in the Rhine-Main region on behalf of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) with a total of 27 hydrogen trains. Once again, the railway company is relying on IVU.rail for the planning, dispatch and optimisation of its vehicles and personnel.

As a first-time customer of IVU’s new integrated rail control centre, start also benefits from a consistent data flow from timetable planning through to disruption management and passenger information on all channels. IVU's integrated rail control centre transmits all real-time information directly from dispatch managers to the passengers – whether via an app, at the stops or in the hydrogen-powered trains. To ensure optimum performance and availability, IVU provides all real-time systems in a Kubernetes cluster.

“The seamless data chain from IVU.rail significantly facilitates our operations in the Taunus network,” says Dirk Bartels, Head of the Management Board at start. “We have successfully implemented IVU.rail in our networks and look forward to continuing to drive forward innovative transport projects together in the future.”

“The fact that start controls RMV's ultra-modern hydrogen train fleet with IVU.rail makes us extremely proud,” says Perry Prust, Managing Director of Rail at IVU Traffic Technologies. “We are also delighted with the extremely positive feedback regarding our integrated rail control centre, which extends the standard IVU.rail system to cover the complete operational rail operations and passenger information.”

IVU Traffic Technologies has been providing efficient and environmentally friendly public transport for over 45 years with more than 1000 experts. The integrated standard products of the IVU.suite map all the processes of bus and rail companies: from planning and dispatching to operations control, ticketing and passenger information, right through to the settlement of transport contracts. In close partnership with our customers, we lead demanding IT projects to success and therefore ensure reliable mobility in the metropolises of the world.

About Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH
The best of both worlds: Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland GmbH (start) was founded in 2016 as a wholly owned subsidiary of DB Regio AG and is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. In a start-up atmosphere, the expert team develops innovative solutions for public transport authorities along the entire value chain of regional passenger transport. Their aim is to use the parent company’s resources to successfully acquire and operate regional rail services, while optimising them for customers. To achieve this, start relies on regional business models tailored to each individual transport contracts and flexible concepts for the future of regional passenger transport.

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