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.”
Dr Stefan Steck
IVU Traffic Technologies AG
Bundesallee 88, 12161 Berlin, Germany
IVU Traffic Technologies has been working for over 40 years with more than 600 engineers to ensure efficient and environmentally friendly public transport. The integrated standard products of the IVU.suite map all the processes behind the activities of bus and railway companies: from planning, dispatch, fleet management, ticketing, and passenger information through to the management of transport contracts. In close partnership with our customers, we guide demanding IT projects to success, thus ensuring reliable mobility in the world’s metropolises.
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