Train Planning System (TPS)
Network Capacity Management
With TPS, users can significantly improve their work and business processes, as the software combines infrastructure, timetable and train path management as well as all interaction. The entire network is always taken into consideration during all types of planning, while the local planning priorities are also carefully observed.
Right from the start, TPS was developed to allow the integration of any client-specific functions. Customers benefit from multi-user operation that is a central element in the software architecture. As a result, trains can be processed by different users at the same time. Rights, roles, groups and users can be defined precisely.
With TPS, planners work efficiently with three screens: The infrastructure editor, the timetable editor and the graphical editor. With the latter, for example, timetables and train station travel orders can be displayed and edited.Europe opts for TPS
TPS was first put into operation by the Danish State Railways (DSB) in 2002. In addition to the DSB, Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure company, and Trafikstyrelsen, the supervising authority, also work successfully with TPS. Approximately 40 users manage long-term planning of 2,735 miles of track and 3,000 train paths from three locations, while 10,000 users handle the short-term planning. In Denmark, 15 external production systems are linked with TPS.
Further European railway networks that have opted for TPS include Network Rail, the British railway infrastructure company, Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) that owns and maintains the French national railway network, France's national state-owned railway company SNCF, the Spanish-French infrastructure manager TP Ferro and Jernbaneverket in Norway. In Great Britain, 220 users manage long- and short-term planning for 20,000 miles of track and 90,000 train paths. 200 production systems are linked with HaCon's powerful software solution.