TRANSPORT IT solutions supplier IVU Traffic Technologies says that German Rail (DB) Long Distance is now managing its entire rolling stock fleet with the company’s IVU.rail system.

This allows the long-distance operator to flexibly plan 1400 train movements a day using a single system and then dispatch them in real time.

The IVU.rail system features an integrated conflict model, which automatically displays any possible discrepancies in current vehicle deployment. The control staff then immediately see where action is necessary and are supported by the system as train movements are modified.

For example, timetable changes due to the current programme of construction work and track repairs on the DB network are processed to provide the basis for optimum vehicle dispatch.

“IT systems such as IVU.rail make it possible for us to resolve challenges in the daily planning for our trains with the best possible solutions for travellers,” says DB board member for digitalisation and technology, Dr Daniela Gerd tom Markotten. “This allows us to manage transport more efficiently and reduce delays.”

DB Long Distance began to roll out IVU.rail in 2019 with the timetable planning, vehicle scheduling and possession planning elements of the system. With the introduction of the vehicle dispatch function, the system is now managing the entire DB Long Distance fleet of 210 locomotives, 1100 coaches and 360 multiple-units.

IVU.rail has been used by regional operators in Munich and Rhine-Neckar for planning and dispatch since 2002 and is now replacing systems used for dispatching and managing DB Regio trains around the country.