Proven Solutions To Manage Rail Challenges
Rail organisations face a unique set of complex operational challenges including managing rolling stock, linear and infrastructure assets, large, diverse and often ageing workforces, heightened expectations from passengers and increasingly complex timetables that require multimodal integration.
Rail authorities and operators need to provide efficient schedules, safe and reliable operations, accurate information and improved passenger experiences to service an evolving population and ridership.
Rail is the only mode of transport capable of moving large numbers of people reliably at high speed. This ability to deliver mass transit over long distances, coupled with increased accessibility through technology such as Mobility as a Service, will ensure rail remains a critical mode of transport into the long-term future.
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Integrated Technology Tailor-Made for Rail
Modernise your rail organisation and improve efficiency with proven, tailor-made Trapeze enterprise rail technology including solutions for Planning and Scheduling, Workforce Management, Day of Operations, AVLC, RTPI, Computerised Maintenance Management and Enterprise Asset Management.
Optimise day-to-day performance and governance of rail operations, from workforce management, day of operations changes, yards to stations and rolling stock. Improve planning and scheduling, manage timetable changes, improve service efficiency, report on performance of contracts, reduce disruptions and minimise operating costs through an integrated solution.
Manage maintenance and repairs on assets from rolling stock to catenary and wayside systems, signals and tracks, stations and signs. Improve asset maintenance scheduling and visibility and ensure staff and passenger safety with a rail-specific solution equipped to manage unique rail processes and workflows.
Rail Finance & Administration
Keep track of finances, investments, assets and costs to manage budgets. An enterprise rail solution helps improve capital planning, minimise costs and expenditure, accurately budget to forecast spending, support prudent decision-making, and better plan for asset and infrastructure investment.
Technology & Systems
Balance support and maintenance with technology solutions that improve services and deliver more efficient operations. Enterprise rail solutions provide interfaces to existing systems with the ability to take the lead in modernising systems and enhancing platforms with intuitive rail-specific solutions to give users maximum value with minimal changes to existing workflows.
Provide on-time performance, ensure passenger satisfaction through service accessibility and convenience, optimise access to service information to provide a holistic experience and ensure customer-facing solutions are intuitive, easy to use, scalable and integrated.
Manage growth, ensure network safety and optimise business performance with an integrated suite of enterprise rail solutions that empower change and drive transformation. Manage policy, strategic planning, asset utilisation and demand forecasting with fact-driven decisions to future-proof your rail organisation.
Proven Rail Industry Experience
Active globally for more than 30 years, Trapeze solutions service more than 800m trips per year and are used by more than 34,000 employees and 17,000 train crews.
Trapeze Global Rail Association Connections
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
UITP is a global network of public transport stakeholders from all sustainable transport modes. Its purpose is to champion sustainable urban mobility as a policy agenda in order to enhance quality of life and economic wellbeing. UITP has 1,400 member companies in the fields of urban, local, regional and national mobility across 96 countries.
Australasian Railway Association (ARA)
ARA is the peak body for the rail industry throughout Australia, representing an array of rail organisations from public passenger operators to manufacturers of rolling stock. As Australasia’s leading voice for rail, ARA facilitates, coordinates, promotes and communicates on behalf of the industry to ensure a better future for rail.
Railway Industry Association (RIA)
RIA is the trade association for the UK-based suppliers to the railway industry. The RIA have been established for over 140 years, with over 300 member companies representing a large proportion of the supply chain. Their network of rail contacts extends to thousands; many within their member companies, but also within government/industry bodies, as well as academia and adjacent/emerging sectors. Their member companies represent a large proportion of the rail industry by turnover and reflect a great diversity of technical disciplines within the rail sector.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB)
As part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in the USA provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation. For example, committees, researchers, and staff are currently focused on advancing resilient infrastructure, exploring transformational technology, and caring for the public’s health and safety.
"Using the Trapeze software to run simulation models, Torrens Connect provided accurate optimised timetables that were quickly implemented without impacting operations."
Rachel Parkin, Service Delivery Manager
"Despite the limitations of Covid-19, the team at Signature Rail continued their excellent development work and product support, to release a major software version that achieved very important business outcomes."
Peter Feistl, Project Manager
Metro Trains Melbourne
“The benefits for the customer include not only a ‘one ticket for all’ system but also transfer information across the borders of the individual transport agencies.”
Rolf Spring, Project Manager
VBZ and the entire ZVV Control System, Zurich
"By utilising Trapeze for Track Inspection, we have visibility and accountability from the time a defect is discovered until it is repaired, all in one system. Trapeze has superior linear capabilities coupled with the ability to manage fleet, rail, stationary, component equipment units in the same program. While the story is one of improvement throughout Bus, Rail rolling stock, and Facilities, the gains made in managing our linear assets are exceptional."
Tim Elsberry, Assistant Director of Track & Structures
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), USA
"The Trapeze solution provided SJ with a platform that supports both long-term and short-term planning, provides a master timetable, and interfaces to all internal and external SJ systems."
SJ Train, Sweden
“With the optimisation module we can test several different scenarios in a short time and create several suggestions for duty plans.”
Nina Borgen, Payroll Coordinator
“Rail planning and workforce management will never be good enough without the right tools and mindset. However, it will always continually improve when the right solutions are available to help execute good ideas. Trapeze’s workforce management technology allows us to develop plans that are grounded with facts and evidence, and we trust the system outputs and results.”
Araz Zeighami, Personnel Planning Manager – Train Division
Rail Planning Lifecycle Explainer Video Series
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