ISRAEL: A customised version of HaCon’s Train Planning System software is now being used for all of Israel Railways’ passenger and freight train planning and capacity management activities, and is expected to fully replace ISR’s legacy tools by the end of the year.

ISR required a tailored and integrated planning tool for its annual timetables, and future infrastructure and timetables up to 2020 and beyond.

‘In developing the ideal product for Israel Railways, we integrated rolling stock rostering into the planning process which will be very useful for other TPS customers’, said Philip Wobst, Project Manager and TPS Consultant at HaCon. ‘Also, we added Hebrew language support to our reporting system and had to learn about the effects of winter and summer time on the Shabbat timetable.’