Deutsche Bahn and IVU Traffic Technologies signed a 15-year framework agreement for a new digital production platform for long distance transport. The contract covers licensing, implementation and maintenance of IVU.rail. The platform will be used to gather and process all operational information relevant to the deployment of long-distance trains. Based on this data, it will be possible to deploy trains and train personnel even more efficiently and manage them even more effectively in the future.
The first parts of the new platform will be tested in-use from the end of 2019. Train journeys planned with the new production platform will then start when the timetable changes in December 2020.
“The new platform marks a big step forwards for us in terms of standardisation and digitalisation of processes. This allows us to speed up and improve our decision-making. Our customers rightly expect stable rail services, and we are laying the foundation for this with this platform,” Philipp Nagel, Head of Production at DB Long Distance, said.
One major advantage of the new system is that the impacts of unexpected disruptions to operations can be identified and rectified more quickly. Furthermore, the modern integrated IT system will replace a host of IT applications currently in use.
IVU Traffic Technologies was selected under a Europe-wide call for tenders.