Timetables have to satisfy various stakeholders. Top priority is given to the client, in passenger as well as in freight transport. Besides the often inhomogeneous requirements of the different client groups, the timetable is subject to various technological constraints. The timetable has to be based on infrastructure and train characteristics, on track capacity of the open track, junctions and termini, has to avoid conflicts with other train paths, has to allow for an economic utilisations of assets like locomotives and wagons, has to take into account connection services and has to obey to several rules and regulations. We simulate timetables on small and big networks in order to take into account all these factors.

Selected references:

Branch lines, Europe (multiple projects)

Analysis and adjustment of existing timetables in order to improve connections to other services and to optimise asset utilisation at the same time.

Infrastructure planning, Europe (multiple projects)

Timetable focused planning of upgrade of existing infrastructure by means of various timetable software solutions.

Rail vehicle manufacturer, Germany

Research on the effects of various timetable concepts and dispatching procedures on energy consumption.

EU, Europe

Analysis of freight train timetables between intermodal terminals in Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia.