Overcome complexity in passenger rail planning

Leading passenger rail companies recognize that yesterday's scheduling methods no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. Intelligent planning software can mean the difference between profit and loss, efficiency and waste.

Quintiq software provides the solution to the passenger rail planning puzzle, enabling your planning department to optimize timetables and the utilization of all rolling stock and crew. Quintiq gives your planners a full overview of timetabling requirements, crew and rolling stock constraints and availability, and planned maintenance activities.

You're able to handle strategic, tactical, and operational planning and disruption management throughout the organization using one integrated platform. You define your service-delivery, employee-satisfaction and customer-satisfaction targets; Quintiq gives your planners the support and insights they need to plan according to those targets.

Create better plans faster with Quintiq

  • Incorporate employee preferences into rosters to increase employee satisfaction and retention
  • Create demand-driven timetables that balance customer satisfaction and efficiency
  • Balance assignments to reduce the number of empty trains and ensure crews end shifts at their home depots
  • Create plans that incorporate drivers' skills, route knowledge, home base and personal preferences
  • Optimize your crew and unit diagrams in order to maximize the utilization of personnel and rolling stock

  • Disruption management
    Handle real-time disturbances with confidence
  • Decision support
    Receive valuable data on the utilization and current status of every resource to support accurate decision making
  • User configuration
    Meet the different planning needs of multiple planners with customizable interfaces
  • KPI analysis
    Gain insight into the effects planning has on business goals with KPI analysis
  • Scenario planning
    Explore the potential profitability of investing in new routes and units, as well as the impact of new regulations, changing demographics and more
  • Maintenance optimization
    Optimize maintenance schedules to minimize the disruptions on your timetable

Disruption management
Disruptions are inevitable. Significantly disrupted services aren't. Discover how you can manage disruptions swiftly and effectively – and take your punctuality rates to new heights.
Discover how Quintiq software helps passenger rail service providers overcome disruptions

Crew diagramming
Crew diagramming is a balancing act that encompasses labor rules, service level agreements, legislation, directives, operational incompatibilities and staff preferences – not to mention last-minute, real-world scheduling disturbances. Learn how to strike the right balance when you plan with Quintiq.
Download the Quintiq guide to rail planning & optimization to find out more.