Vietnam Railways is undergoing a process of modernisation of its largely manual operation control systems. Dr Sebastian Wahle, IVU Traffic Technologies, explains how this is helping the railway improve staff and system efficiency and ultimately its service offering for passengers.
FOLLOWING an international tender, Canadian national passenger operator Via Rail has awarded Siscog, Portugal, a contract to supply timetabling and train fleet management software as part of a programme to upgrade its operational planning and scheduling capabilities.
Intensive operations on Munich's S-Bahn network leave little room for error, so when disturbances do occur the impact soon spreads across the entire network. Dipl-Ing Dr Marc-André Klemenz, head of international projects at DB International, explains how simulating operations, and potential disturbances, is helping to minimise delays and improve punctuality.
In a time of scarce financial resources, metros are seeking to reduce operating costs by diversifying their revenue streams, adopting new technologies and embracing more flexible operating practices. Keith Barrow reports from Barcelona on how the city's metro operator TMB is generating efficiencies through innovation.
BRITISH open-access railfreight operator Colas Rail has agreed a contract with HaCon, Germany, to deploy its train planning system, TPS Operator, which is intended to integrate with infrastructure manager Network Rail's (NR) own TPS Enterprise solution.