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Hungarian state railway MÁV-START extends use of IVU.rail

Integrated planning and dispatch of more than 9,000 employees
Hungarian state railway MÁV-START extends use of IVU.rail (Image: Rikloam / CC BY-SA 4.0)
( | Press Release | 2017-11-08 13:07:59 )
Berlin/Budapest, 7 November 2017 – The Hungarian state railway’s passenger transport subsidiary, MÁV-START Zrt., is extending its contract with Berlin-based IVU Traffic Technologies. The rail company has been using the IVU.rail standard software for the planning and dispatch of its vehicles and employees since 2008. The system was extended last year.

As the largest subsidiary of MÁV, MÁV-START operates the majority of the passenger rail transport in Hungary with approximately 1,000 locomotives and motor units and 3,000 locomotive engineers. The company uses the integrated standard software IVU.rail for planning and dispatch. MÁV-START has now extended its contract with IVU by a further two years, up to and including September 2019. Furthermore, since last year the IVU solution has been used to schedule and dispatch 6,000 additional employees, including 3,000 train conductors and 3,000 stationary employees such as cashiers and safety inspectors.

“IVU.rail has demonstrated its performance capability in the previous years. Through the system we were able to handle both the centralised and the decentralized deployment of vehicles and employees for the entire company,” said Imre Rácz, Head of Operation Support, from MÁV-START. “Now we have the dispatching of all employees in one system, which enormously simplifies the planning work. Through this we gain flexibility and receive more options for the dispatch of railway operation.”

IVU.rail’s intelligent suggestion system supports MÁV-START planners in the process of creating stable needs-based duty schedules and weekly templates. In the process, the system takes the applicable legal and operational rules and required qualifications for the corresponding personnel group into account. Furthermore, the mobile employee portal IVU.pad.employee will provide employees with direct contact to the dispatch in the future. This means that they will be able to see duties or current information online and, for example, make holiday requests.

“We are very happy about our long and close collaboration with MÁV-START and are delighted with the contract extension,” said André Shooman, the responsible project manager at IVU Traffic Technologies. “With IVU.rail we optimally fulfil rail companies’ desire for a central system for their complete resource planning. And the extension of the installation at MÁV-START to include stationary personnel clearly underlines the flexibility of our standard solution.”

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