IVU Traffic Technologies has successfully completed the introduction of IVU.rail for dispatch systems on all regions of DB Regio which can now plan and dispatch its transport networks in one unified system.
In 2016, DB Regio AG and IVU signed a framework contract to renew and harmonise the planning and dispatch systems in a step-by-step manner. The technology allows integrating planning and dispatch 12,000 vehicles and 17,000 employees of DB Regio. IVU says that this is one of the largest software projects worldwide.
“We are very proud of this extremely comprehensive implementation. On the occasion of signing the contract, I spoke of one of the largest IT projects in our industry in the world – this is still true today. Our product has developed enormously because of DB Regio, and the close cooperation on the project was great,” Martin Müller-Elschner, the CEO at IVU Traffic Technologies said.
The new system is based on the standard product IVU.rail from IVU Traffic Technologies AG, which was supplemented with important new developments and multiple interfaces to the peripheral systems in the DB group. DB Systel took over system operations and hosting for up to 1,500 users, who will be able to work simultaneously around the clock on the system. In the comprehensive rollout, it was then a matter of transferring data from the old systems, creating detailed fare and rule systems, and providing specific training for hundreds of users.
IVU.rail has been in production across Germany in regional operation since mid-2021. “The completion of this very ambitious project is a milestone in the ongoing digitalisation of DB Regio’s core processes. The fact that we now work with the same system in our transport networks makes consistent planning and dispatch, from vehicle scheduling to personnel deployment, much easier,” Oliver Terhaag, the Director of Production for DB Regio AG said.