Owing to its central location with seven neighbouring countries, the Hungarian rail network is an important hub for freight and passenger transport in central Europe. An integrated planning and dispatch of all operational resources is of great importance to the Hungarian State Railways.
AKN Eisenbahn AG guarantees regular rail transport from the centre and the south of Schleswig-Holstein to and from the Hamburg metropolitan area. In order to improve the planning results and particularly to unburden the planners, AKN introduced the integrated solution IVU.rail.
Abellio took over almost 600 km of rail network and was commissioned to start operations after a setting-up period of merely 3 years. Abellio opted for a planning software that could be quickly implemented and included automation and optimization functions.
With 8,000 trains per day and around 14,000 employees, the Italian national railway Trenitalia is one of the largest European railway companies. On a daily basis, it is meeting an enormous challenge in the field of planning and dispatching.
A major share of Germany’s regional passenger rail service is operated by DB Regio. Complex operating systems, a tight headway in major metropolitain areas, and a high proportion of special transport services have to be taken into account in both planning and dispatching.
SBB Cargo, the freight transport division of Swiss Federal Railways, handles almost a quarter of all freight transport service in Switzerland. Extremely volatile conditions (such as changes to customer orders etc.) make planning in the highly cost-sensitive logistics sector more difficult.
Transdev GmbH is the largest private public transport provider for German rail and bus services, with over 30 bus companies and numerous regional passenger railways throughout Germany. Due to the almost identical or similar business processes an integrated approach to planning and dispatching seems suitable.
Niederbarnim Railways (NEB) triples its operating capacity in just 3 years. This presents new challenges for the planners and dispatchers at NEB: a larger vehicle fleet, more locomotive engineers and the decentralisation of deployment locations must be taken into account.