DB Fernverkehr implements new train control system

ICE 4 – Baureihe 412 auf der Schnellfahrstrecke NIM 2022, Image: Deutsche Bahn AG/Claus Weber)

DB Fernverkehr has started working with IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.Rail system for its vehicle dispatch and train control system. The move comes as part of an ongoing digitalisation effort.

“IT systems such as IVU.rail make it possible for us to resolve challenges in the daily planning for our trains with the best possible solutions for travellers. This allows us to manage transport more efficiently and reduce delays”, Daniela Gerd tom Markotten, DB Board Member for Digitalisation and Technology, said in comment on the news announced this week.

DB Fernverkehr plans and dispatched 1,400 train journeys on a daily basis. IVU.Rail allows the company to immediately spot potential discrepancies in its vehicle deployment. It also helps in mitigating the disrupting effects of track works and other construction activities.

“The control centre immediately sees where they need to take action and are supported by the system as they adjust train trips. Modifications to the timetable caused by current construction work are processed in the software as the basis for optimum vehicle dispatch”, DB Fernverkehr writes.

Intelligent Rail Summit

Interested in this system and other technologies? Join is at the upcoming Intelligent Rail Summit, which will take place on 16-17 November in Konstanz, Germany.

During the event, expert speakers from various fields will discuss the utilisation of data and what it means for the monitoring of rail infrastructure? Stakeholders will also share insights on what data means in the context of infrastructure condition and maintenance.

Technical site visit

One of the highlights will undoubtedly be the technical site visit on November 16 to SBB’s location in Winterthur, Switzerland, where the first acoustic monitoring solution has been installed.  More information on the site visit will follow up soon.

Do you want to join the site visit? Please note that there are only a limited number of seats available to join the site visit. The site visit can be added to your registration at the registration form.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Former Chief Editor of RailTech.com

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