Overcoming complexity in passenger rail planning is not easy. Leading passenger rail companies recognize that yesterday’s scheduling methods no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. That’s why Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) selected Quintiq software to create optimal plans, taking into account constraints, business rules and employee preferences.
In recognition of the innovative solution Quintiq provided, we were recently awarded the Passenger Service Product of the Year by Urban Transport Agenda, a leading publication in transportation intelligence. Here’s an excerpt from Urban Transport Agenda’s latest issue:
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), Italy’s first private operator on the country’s high-speed rail network, selected Quintiq to provide supply-chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) software to hone all operational resources, everything from long-term strategic planning to real-time rescheduling and disruption management.
Typically, rail fleet and workforce planning involves having the right amount of resources to meet forecasted demand. Plans must also take into account employment regulations, maintenance requirements and capacity constraints.
The first phase of the project involved modelling NTV’s operations, including the number of crew and station staff that would be required for operations in 2012.
Quintiq’s inherent flexibility ensured a fully accurate model. NTV and Quintiq then worked together to implement the solution, which went live in October 2012.
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