RAILWAY INDUSTRY TRAIN PLANNING LEVEL 2 TRAINING Module 6 - The Timetable, Informed Traveller & Systems Overview Informed Traveller – the Vision (1) Before the Journey. Guaranteed journey planning, fares and seat availability information, with associated booking and reservation facilities. To include information on: • Station geography and access. • Special needs arrangement (disabled, elderly, parent with child, etc). • Car parking. • Refreshments, shopping etc. • Taxi, buses, underground, etc. Informed Traveller – the Vision (2) At departure point, during the journey and at interchange/intermodal points: Plan confirmation and real time train running information. • To include information on: • Platform. • Train punctuality (late / on time). • Position of accommodation (First/Standard). Informed Traveller “THE RULES WE LIVE BY” Timetable data requirements:• Accurate data to be available electronically to customers 12 weeks prior to date of travel (G.I.G.O) • EVERY train running schedule to be in TSDB on EVERY occasion TRAINPLAN TSDB NIGHTLY EXTRACT OF CHANGED SCHEDULES COMMON INTERFACE FILE (CIF) TRAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS E.G. TOPS, TRUST, TSI, CCF LATIN PERIODIC EXTRACTS STATION & SIGNALBOX SIMPLIFIERS ADHOC INTEGRATED ELECTRONIC CONTROL CENTRES (IECC) EXTRACTS RETAIL ENQUIRY/ RESERVATION SYSTEMS E.G.TTIS RJIS, NRS CUSTOMER INFORMATION SYSTEMS NRT E.G DEPARTURE BOARDS, DISPLAY SCREENS, PLATFORM INDICATORS POCKET TIMETABLES Free to Download TSO and Middleton Press VARIOUS TIMETABLE EXTRACTS RAILPLANNER COUNTY COUNCILS PTE’S ATOC NETWORK RAIL – ARDV – S4CS OVERSEAS RAILWAYS e.g. DB DfT DELTA RAIL ATOS Origin ORCATS INTERNET TIMETABLE The Planning Systems • TOCs – Voyagerplan – Combined Timing & Diagramming – Contains only individual TOCs trains (plus Area of Interest) – Geography & Train data from NR The Planning Systems (contd.) • Network Rail – TrainPlan II – Timing/Validation – National Database – TSDB Upload The Planning Systems (contd.) • Network Rail – Bplan – Master Geography for all Planning Systems (updated by NR) – TOCs maintain their Areas of Interest – Creates Geography .pif outputs for TrainPlan II and Voyagerplan Voyagerplan – Train Edit Screen Module 6 Syndicate Questions 1. WHY do we need a timetable? 2. WHAT constitutes a good train plan?