The solution will replace several existing tools with one integrated software package for scheduling and operations.

The cloud-based system has been dubbed Progres, for Programme d'Optimisation de Gestion des RESsources (“Resource-Management Optimisation Project”). Integration of the software will be managed by Sopra Steria, which already has technical expertise and knowledge of SNCF’S IT system.

Giro has developed value-added technologies, including advanced optimisation algorithms for train planning that take into account rolling-stock maintenance requirements and infrastructure works. Enhanced functions have also been developed to manage train crews and station staff, including, among others, allocation of work that takes employees’ preferences into account.