Building and operating a railway infrastructure requires planning and disposition processes supporting an effective co-operation of all parties involved. In order to allow for a smooth and fault-free planning and operation it is inevitable to provide all involved parties with access to the necessary tools and information. This need is enhanced by the growing traffic density. Tran-SYS offers several tools to realise this goal.
BEST-Plan: Forward-looking planning
Customers, planners, testers, and manufacturers – the planning of control and safety technology requires the contribution and close cooperation of many parties. As a consequence, the planning process is often delayed due to numerous interfaces and possible inefficiencies. An enormous amount of avoidable work is caused by redundant data stored in various different planning documents. Furthermore, a wide range of different, sometimes incompatible planning and engineering tools are used for the individual segments of the planning process, causing inefficiencies.
These inefficiencies can be overcome with the help of the interlocking planning system BEST- Plan from Tran-SYS. It speeds up the planning process by standardising data bases and thereby drastically reduces the required amount of work by avoiding multiple, unnecessary data input. Based on the most up-to-date data, all conceivable scenarios, e.g. planned construction work, can be simulated in the planning phase. This simulation allows the future operator to provide valuable input at an early stage. At the end of the planning phase the customer receives verified and validated plans of sustainable and tested quality.
Tran-SYS’s planning system combines intelligent project development and simulation. The modules and functions accompany the planning process interactively from the beginning to the end.
The advantages of BEST-Plan for interlockings are
- Optimised planning of routes and stations
- Redundancy-free data management and quality assurance in the planning process
- Import and export of data, e.g. routes and signal tables
- Electronic interlocking data available for the manufacturer
- Evaluation of statistical data.
BEST-Timetable / TAKT: Efficient development of conflict-free timetables
Tran-SYS provides its customers with a powerful tool for the design and development of timetables. TAKT is a system that supports the entire timetable planning process of a railway and provides reviews and checks of the robustness and resilience of a timetable throughout the whole planning process.
TAKT is the most reliable tool in Hungary for the design of train schedules. The fully scalable construction tool allows timetable planners to develop new timetables quickly and easily. Various alternative schedules can be developed in a short time and compared with each other. TAKT maps the route network into a dynamic model allowing the user to adapt the model to his requirements by switching between a microscopic and macroscopic structure.
The tool uses defined calendar, train run information and vehicle data to check the timetable and to detect conflicts such as track occupation conflicts and other interferences. In addition, it contains functionalities for editing and publishing driving and operating plans.
Furthermore TAKT is capable of detecting timetable vulnerabilities and potential delays as well as their cause using timetable design rules, e. g. in case of temporary speed restrictions. Thereby it enables timetable managers to build schedules guaranteed to recover quickly in case of any incurred delays. This avoids substantial potential penalties for railway companies - and makes traveling more attractive for the passenger.
TAKT supports railway transport enterprises in identifying new or unused paths and enables train operating companies (TOCs) to manage requests for transport services via the Internet. Also the customer of an infrastructure manager can launch and follow requests for transport services such as track usage directly online. The user can see the offered and customised schedules and edit and merge commercial information with the final offer for track use.