iPLAN- Module Circulation Plan

With the help of the circulation plan it is determined, which drives or services vehicles - engines or also wagon groups put down in the train windows of the graphic timetable, which are based on the train sections - are assigned after termination of previous dirves or services. In simple cases this sequences of transitions between single drives/services repeats constantly periodic in days or weeks, what explains the name "circulation". IN reality of railway operation this ideal case is often interrupted by deviations because of construction measures or also only because of calendar effects (e.g. holidays). Of course the iPLAN circulation plan module allows especially in this cases an effective and focused working.

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A concrete given timetable can be usually realized in a variety of alternative circulation plans. A variety of factors carries weight on which variant is finally driven. Among other hings from that hinges on, how many vehicles are actually needed, if the train compositions need to be adjusted in regard to the circulation (beyond the capacitive necessary degree) or if additional empty runs are required. It is obvious that: Ciculation plans are not only obligatorily for an economical railway operation while the dayly operational process but also they are increasingessential for vehicle procurements and stategic supply planning - e.g. at regional passenger rail transport tenderings.



The iPLAN module circulation plan allows the user to find not only any but a custom-made solution in regard to defined goal criteria with the help of softwarebased implemented optimization algorithms.

Significant functional performance features of the iPLAN module circulation plan are among others: