Effective planning for your network and timetables

Effective planning to ensure your network and timetables are optimised is absolutely critical to the efficient running of your operation.

Challenge: A time-consuming process

Your passengers’ confidence in public transport begins with reliable timetable information and reliable services. This means timetables must be accurate and network scheduling optimised, while also ensuring your network has the capacity to meet passenger demand.

However, many workers will tell you that the day-to-day planning for timetabling and network is a time-consuming process. Indeed, it can be hard to keep up with the amount of changes that have to be made to timetables when different parts of the network are altered – for instance, when new routes are introduced during maintenance, or for additional capacity. Current, manual practices can also make this laborious process confusing. Surely there’s a better way?

An automatic solution

To assist with the effective planning for your network and timetables, you need a tool that automatically locates any available capacity during changes to the network - the so-called "white space". We call this "threading". And it’s a simple process: You enter the requirements for the service in the system, and within seconds it produces a conflict-free result, based on accurate data and information stored in the system – thereby significantly streamlining the production of service schedules and minimising the time taken in changing timetables to keep up with network changes.

Benefits: Streamlined processes

When using automatic tools, which generate conflict free solutions, you are able to greatly streamline working practices and gain valuable time in the process. The faster you deliver the plan, the faster you can get the information to your passengers. And the faster passengers receive information, the more satisfied they will be.