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As freight rail traffic continues its historic decline in volume, railroads must quickly create new operating plans using automated service design and planning tools, such as Navis Rail.
Navis has completed the acquisition of Biarri Rail, a global provider of planning and scheduling optimization software for freight railroads.
Navis has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Biarri Rail. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020.
2019 will be remembered as the year of Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) and for the great traffic drought in North American railroading. Post-PSR Planning will require new strategies by the Class I railroads
Optimized blocking plans allow you to apply precision scheduled railroading (PSR) techniques by increasing the velocity of rolling stock by reducing yard dwell, which is caused by the excess handling of train blocks
Using Big Data, algorithms and IoT tools to manage locomotive assets. More data than ever before is available to freight railroads, which can be used with the appropriate tools to uncover new insights, leading to better decisions and strategic business outcomes.
Tom Forbes, CEO of Biarri Rail, was interviewed by Joanna Marsh of FreightWaves, for her recent story "How can railroads and shippers use technology to bolster service and capacity?" The article notes that while much of the industry has been focused on the...
TasRail and Biarri Rail announced the implementation of the Boss Rail Planning system in Tasmania, Australia. Boss is an algorithmic service planning system, using optimisation for service and train design, locomotive selection, rolling stock utilisation, crew scheduling and rostering, and train path planning.
The AusRAIL presentation will outline the success that Biarri Rail and TasRail have had in deploying an algorithmic service planning software system for integrated and optimization-based planning for train services, meet/pass planning, locomotives, wagons and crews.
To effectively operate a precision scheduled railroad, you need an integrated approach to developing an operating plan. The process, and major components of such a plan, are outlined in this article.
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