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LITHUANIA: Passenger operator LTG Link has awarded IVU Traffic Technologies a €2·6m renewable five-year contract to supply and support an integrated resource planning and real-time management system under what CEO Linas Baužys said is one of the operator’s most important digitalisation initiatives.

‘We will use it to plan our train trips and the work of our colleagues, to co-ordinate train schedules and routes, to plan and assign trains for specific routes, to prepare work schedules and to make the necessary changes in a prompt and efficient manner’, said Baužys. ‘The system will provide an opportunity to automate some of the functions, to analyse daily work and to streamline operations.’

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Train crews will be to use a mobile app to communicate with each other, contact managers, record train data and access work schedules and tasks, replacing paper-based processes.

‘Everyday activities will be digitised — our colleagues will no longer have to perform periodic manual tasks at all’, said Baužys. ‘Also, the team will be able to better plan its activities and be at the forefront of various situations, even the complex ones, and to manage incidents more quickly.’

IVU Traffic Technologies CEO Martin Müller-Elschner said ‘making IVU.rail available in the underlines the fact that this form of licensing is also suitable for operations-critical software. This will enable LTG Link to concentrate fully on the planning and dispatch of railway traffic, while we take care of all the necessary IT.’