Development of Advanced Traffic Management and Decision Support Functionality for Rail Networks

The Danish rail infrastructure manager BDK is carrying out a full replacement of all signalling equipment, control and Business IT systems. Two contracts involving control systems have been awarded, one to Thales for Centralised Traffic Control (CTC) West and Passenger Information and one to Alstom for CTC East, Advanced Traffic Management and Decision Support and Planning functions. Emch+Berger AG Bern played the leading role in the RAEP consortium supporting BDK in ensuring this portion of the East (Alstom) contract satisfies the expectations of BDK. The specific challenges included:

  • Visioning, Blueprinting and Specifying a completely new approach to Traffic Management and Decision Support for a large Network with mixed traffic
  • Aligning the existing Product Base of the Supplier and Instructing the Processes
  • Developing Real Time Database Systems that cover Rolling Stock, State of the Railway, Topology
  • Integration of Disruption Management including Maintenance Contract Requirements into the Design
  • The support of the Customer in preparing the business changes to make best use of the emerging Technology
Banedanmark (DK, Copenhagen)
Rail infrastructure;Rail systems / traffic management systems (TMS)