September 11th, 2020

Do you face any of these problems? Rail Movement Planner™ can help!

Know some of Rail Movement Planner™ features that will bring great improvements in your daily operation!

Testing possible solutions and guesses

During incident resolution and traffic plan development, traffic controllers frequently find themselves with limited time and tools to experiment unorthodox solutions. Given the constant time pressure and scale of the assets at risk, the Control Center tends to be unwelcoming to experimentation or trying new concepts.

We from Rail Movement Planner™ understand that such experimentation and daring to test new assumptions brings increases in operational efficiency – and our solution decisively reduces the time needed for such tests. See below:

It is work noting that traffic plans are shared with the rest of the Control Center only upon user submission: allowing several possibilities to be evaluated before discussing them with the team. This ensures controllers to be unbound, and experiment and try counterintuitive solutions to traffic problems.

Besides, such quick planning allows reactions to disruption to be more responsive, improving controllers’ foresight.

Operational Rules and network specifications

Each rail network, due to its specifications, has numerous operating rules and procedures that prevent disruption or ensure progress in daily operation. Making optimized planning decisions without taking unnecessary risks, while following such operational rules, becomes a key factor in improving train traffic.

With Rail Movement Planner™ your operation can now have an additional layer of safety so that such operating rules and traffic restrictions are followed, as showcased on the video below:

Thus, we can avoid situations leading to stoppage in unsuitable locations or that cause serious consequences to the current traffic plan. This means more operational regularity and safety for your railroad!

Managing multiple train and product arrivals in terminals

Trains arriving or departing at times different than schedule can be one of the most common problems faced by terminals. Throughout the day, planning changes and disruption can change the trains’ order of arrival at certain terminals, causing stress and complications.

Since the terminal operator requires the products arriving at the right order instead of the trains, for this kind of operation it becomes paramount to manage the order in which cargo arrives, in a way that the terminal’s activity is undisturbed by other network disruptions.

With our Train Scheduling module, the Rail Movement Planner™ user can easily rearrange trains and devise traffic plans adherent to their needs in seconds! Check the video below:

This feature also allows traffic planning to follow directives that dictate train line up without conflicting with optimization algorithms, ensuring better decisions in any kind of operation.

A solution ready for the future

These are only a few of the situations that, with only a few clicks, Rail Movement Planner™ can solve – or, at the very least, facilitates a resolution.

For a hand-on approach on how we can take your operation to new heights, contact us!

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