ISR - New functions

Import of Consignment Information :

  • ISR receives a subset of the Consignment data sent by the railway undertakings to ORFEUS
  • Data are used to enrich the movement information with the consignment data (transport description)
  • Transport descriptions allow to match movement events belonging to one transport together.
  • Another method for transport description delivery is the WSM message with type NoteCreated.

Queries and Transport Plans :

  • Movement information, received from the members information system allows to build value added functionalities
  • New ISR production website (open for Users only) enables for queries on wagons with many different query parameters (wagon numbers, consignment numbers, countries/stations of origin and destination, dates etc.).
  • It is also possible to make query for train numbers (many wagon movement information include train number).
  • After a transport has finished, a part of the transport description as well as the first and last event is used to create an Experienced Transport Plan (ETP).
  • So for new transports running under the same conditions (same origin, destination, and departure weekday) the expected last event as well as any deviations can be displayed.
  • ISR is also the main information source for the Xrail application, which calculates ELTA's based on trip plans for specific relations.
  • Xrail can also send "Estimated Latest Time of arrival" to ISR to be forwarded to relevant railway undertakings.

Wagon Km performance Processing :

  • "Mileage" information (km performance) is very useful for an efficient wagon and fleet management and maintenance,
  • Some (few) ISR railway undertakings calculate "mileage" with their own tool and send results to ISR.
  • For others, ISR calculates estimated distance ran by the wagon based on:
    • Movement events (wagon has reached, left or passed a location, at time) and distance sources:
      • Railway production distance tables, provided by members,
      • Road distances using Google Open Street Map,
    • Consignment note information using the DIUM distance tables
    • Distance is calculated for each movement (run from previous event) separately
    • Always the best (most exact) calculation method available is used
  • ISR uses and maintains set of reference tables (production stations, DIUM stations, border crossing points, handover points etc.)
  • ISR can send the calculation results to interested members for their wagons using the WSM message (version 5 is required).
  • There is automatic provision of km per wagon per day performance for the UIP's RSRD2 wagon keepers database.
  • Output can be either specific type of the Wagon Status Message or Wagon Performance Message (WPM).
  • The calculation tool is improved step by step to provide results close to reality as much as possible.

Wagon monitoring during train run - RTIS

  • Railway Undertakings (RUs) provide wagon movement events for ISR, but these events happen mostly in stations where the wagon start or terminate the transport or is taken- or handed-over from/to other partners.
  • That means that after departure of a wagon in a long distance train there could be a long period without any information.
  • To better the situation for wagon monitoring, RailData has realised RTIS - Running Train Information System.
  • RTIS provides an advanced wagon tracking based on the real time position and deviation from the timetable of the related border crossing trains while running.
  • This feature has been realised thanks to a specific integration between the Train Information System (TIS) run by Rail Net Europe (RNE) and the tracking and consignment information provided by the participating RUs within RailData systems.

  • Besides improved wagon movement tracking, RTIS also provides train run information available on the ISR web site (user interface example see below).
  • Between RNE and RailData a TAF TSI compliant message is exchanged and routed via the RNE Common Interface (CI).
  • RailData has gained a lot of experience being a test partner for this standard TAF TSI communication software and now offers to the RUs a conversion service to allow them immediately a data exchange on TAF TSI level.