PLANNING: Atos Origin claims a 2% cut in train delays can expected from the roll-out of its Integrale software, which predicts the outcome of action which could be taken in response to incidents disrupting services.

Integrale links information from train operators with real-time train running data to supply fact-based decision criteria. It can look ahead to the next rostered turn for the rolling stock and crew, taking into account the need for refuelling and servicing. It can also match up train crew rosters and route knowledge if services are diverted or retimed, and will predict how many passengers could be left stranded by missing a connection, allowing decision makers to take the most appropriate course of action.

Operators and infrastructure mangers can make multiple collaborative edits to a day's timetable, so services can be re-planned around affected trains.