Plenary Assembly Agreement on TTR Implementation
TTR is a new and market-oriented timetabling process which will define international capacity planning for the next decades. With this important statement, the railway sector sends out a strong signal, emphasising the need and strong will for change in the area of planning rail capacity at the international level. Additionally, FTE/RNE agreed to conduct pilots in order to test the innovative TTR components, starting in December 2017.
Some time ago, RNE and FTE jointly started an ambitious project to re-shape the current, outdated timetabling process and to replace it with a redesigned, market-oriented process which allows for more flexibility while also providing higher reliability: The ‘Redesign of the international Timetabling Process’ (TTR) project. After months of planning, input from the market and considerable efforts by the sector, the TTR project team succeeded in creating a process fulfilling all requirements. The redesigned timetabling process consists of the following components:
- Capacity strategy
- Temporary Capacity Restrictions (TCRs)
- Capacity Model with Capacity Partitioning
- Request Methods ‘Annual Request’ and ‘Rolling Planning Request’
- General process components, e.g. leading entities
More information can be found here.
The first task forces will commence their work by creating an action plan for the implementation of all TTR components in a step-by-step approach. Additionally, RUs have already been asked to define lines on which the pilots can be conducted. The first pilot will start in December 2017 and will include all stakeholders on the pilot line.