As a result of the deregulation of the European rail sector, new actors have appeared on the market. Many of these do not have access to the resource management tools developed and owned by the large rail companies due to business secrecy and cost reasons.
Our aim has been to create a tool for resource planning and management at a cost far lower than those available today.
We designed Trains Resource Management System (TRMS) from the operator’s point of view. TRMS has a user-friendly graphic interface and can be configured using modules. The table below shows some possible configurations.
|Fleet Scheduling||Fleet Management||Crew Scheduling||Crew Management|
|Definition of vehicle rotations and activities||√||√||√||√|
|Definition of train compositions||√||√|
|Allocation of individual vehicles into current trains||√|
|Management of scheduled maintenance, including several levels and both kilometer- and time-based service intervals||√|
|Monitoring of location and state of the individual vehicles: in traffic, stabled, reserved, out-of-maintenance, failure||√|
|Publishing of train configuration. This feature can communicate with the Opera system at the Swedish Rail Administration, Banverket||√|
|Definition of relief points and location of the crew||√||√|
|Definition of crew activities, on board or not||√||√|
|Definition of legal restrictions and working rules||√||√|
|Definition of duty types||√||√|
|Manual construction of staff duties and rotations||√||√|
|Partitioning of rotations into working groups||√||√|
|Allocation of crew individuals into actual duties, based on rotations (sw. turnyckel)||√|
|Re-allocation of individuals at short notice due to e.g. sickness||√|
|Tracking of each individual’s worked hours etc.||√|
|Management of rule violation||√||√||√||√|
|Planning by type days, which can be combined into type weeks||√||√||√||√|
For more detailed information, please refer to the TRMS leaflet