PCS MONTHLY NEWS – JUNE 2022

RNE organised the regular annual Technical Meeting conference for IMs/Abs, which took place 13th to 15th June, harmonising international timetables.

In the PCS life cycle, the Path Elaboration phase began on 12th April  and ran until the 4th of July, the deadline for the Draft Offer submission. During this period, IMs/ABs checked the requests received from the applicants and ensured the availability of the constructed/designed train paths. In those Path Requests where PaPs are requested, the Path Elaboration phase started 2 weeks later, on 25th of April.

Once the draft offer is complete, the Leading IM can promote the dossier to the Observations phase.

If the dossier contains PaPs, then the involved RFC can check the offer after IMs finalise the preparation of their draft offer.

DEADLINES

Automatic Promotions

The next automatic promotion will be on 04 July 2022 at the Draft Offer deadline,

Passenger/Freight traffic dossiers with all green lights will be automatically promoted to the Observation phase.

Our goal is to continue to deliver the best possible technical assistance and customer support, as well as the ever-evolving PCS, which helps customers to conduct their daily business efficiently with the new features listed below.

PCS Developments:

PCS Bug Fixes:

Development News

Development news is published on our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click on each chapter’s link for more details!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask the PCS Community about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 57 times in various issues in June, mainly with user access requests, password resets, and web service update request errors and PA/PM process offer rejections errors.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – MAY 2022

At the beginning of May, we organised regular PCS group meetings: User group (UG), Test group (TG), and the Change Control Board (CCB) meetings.

  • PCS TG: Ivona Haban presented an overview of actions from the previous meeting, demonstrated the new Change Requests (CRs) and participants tested them in groups. The PCS Team gathered their feedback before the end of the meeting.
  • PCS UG:
    • Ivona Haban showed the latest developments and the status of the CRs on the roadmap, including new CRs which were placed for the approval of the PCS CCB.
    • She shared the Path Request deadline period experiences
    • Anna Géczi presented the PCS customer satisfaction survey evaluation of the written responses
    • Ivona Haban opened discussions on the following topics:
      • The change in parameters as a trigger for the downgrade of the acceptance indicators on the border
      • The latest improvements of the downgrade of the indicator lights are not implemented in PA/PM process type and the alignment with the downgrade in the main phases should be done
  • To prepare PCS to help Applicants by mapping different series numbers of locos across territories
  • Allow promotion of the partially harmonised offer into the Active Timetable in case of red light, then Applicant will not get the full international path, therefore there is no need to give a final offer by only some IMs
  • PCS CCB:
    • Ivona Haban gave an overview of:
      • The budget spent in Q1
      • The latest developments
  • Changes in the development plan
  • Dangerous goods restrictions
  • Introduced the new project – The border Harmonisation tool,
  • Informed participants that RNE is re-establishing the “Train the trainer” concept.
  • Asked to approve the new RNE CRs planned for the roadmap 2023
  • Preparation of the loco types mapping
  • Proposal for the renaming of the highest planned speed field
  • Make location type mandatory for 2023 according to TAF/TSI requirements

In the PCS life cycle, dossiers are in the Path Elaboration phase where IMs/Abs review the path requests and prepare the draft offer. Once the draft offer is complete, they can submit it to the observation phase.

If the dossier contains PaPs, then the involved RFC gets the leading role until the Active timetable phase. With this role, RFCs can check the offer after IMs finalise the preparation of their draft offer.

 

DEADLINES

Automatic Promotions

The next automatic promotion will be on 04 July 2022 at the Draft Offer deadline,

Passenger/Freight traffic dossiers with all green lights will be automatically promoted to the Observation phase.

Our goal is to continue to deliver the best possible technical assistance and customer support, as well as the ever-evolving PCS, which helps customers to conduct their daily business efficiently with the new features listed below.

 

PCS Developments:

 

PCS Bug Fixes:

 

Development News

Development news is published on our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more details!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

 

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask the PCS Community about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.

 

Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 38 times in various issues in May, mainly with user access requests, password resets, and web service update request errors.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – APRIL 2022

The New Path Request process ended with the Path Request deadline, and the Late Path Request process began on April 12th.

For the first time in PCS history over 3000 (3209) dossiers reached Path Elaboration or Pre-booking phases.

  • The PCS Team continued the preparation for the smooth and successful submission of the ‘New Path Request\ (NPR) deadline.

PCS Team run dossier quality checks: the PCS Team checked the dossiers and informed the editors or/and involved agencies’ active users of:

    • Train weights/length inconsistency: correct parameters sent with the Path Request
    • Calendar inconsistency: detected the problem and proposed a solution to harmonise the territories between the involved applicants.
  • The leading Applicants ensured that all participants agreed with the requests, all acceptance indicator lights were set to green and path requests were submitted by the 11th of April.
  • Rail Freight Corridors were busy during this period as well, checking conflicts in the requested pre-arranged paths (PaPs) and offering alternative PaPs between 12th and 25th April.

After the X-7.5 deadline, PCS automatically returned RFC capacity to IMs/ABs.

DEADLINES

Automatic Promotions

New Path Request deadline (X-8) on the 11th of April and the promotion is scheduled

  1. at 03:00
  2. at 23:00

Passenger/Freight traffic dossiers without PaPs, with all green lights, are automatically promoted to the Path Elaboration phase.

Freight traffic dossiers containing PaPs with green lights are automatically promoted to Pre-booking phase.

Manual Promotions

Pre-booking deadline (X-7.5): Rail Freight Corridors reserved the accepted PaPs and manually promoted the dossiers to the Path Elaboration phase.

Our goal is to continue to deliver the best possible technical assistance and customer support, as well as the ever-evolving PCS, which helps customers do their daily business efficiently with the new features listed below.

PCS Developments:

PCS Bug Fixes:

  • Fix selectable activity types in train parameters: (Version 2.34.0 Changes)
  • Fix ACL for train id: editing of train id is possible only in the Open phase. (Version 2.34.0 Changes)
  • [WS] Dossier type validation. The user should be able to set only the dossier type which is supported for the given dossier. (Version 2.34.0 Changes)
  • Fix the execution of the territory downgrade scheduler and improve logging. (Version 2.33.1 Changes)
  • Carry forward – selectable dossier statuses (Version 2.33.3 Changes)
  • Fix timetable reports for dossiers with activity type defined by IM (Version 2.33.4 Changes)
  • IM TT does not contain all territories as in Applicant TTs (Version 2.33.4 Changes)
  • [WS] User should be able to appoint responsible RU after the PE phase. Bugfix: The user should be able to appoint RU in the dossier after the Path Elaboration phase using the Web Services. (Version 2.34.0 Changes)
  • [WS] Prevent changing of appointments as IM. Bugfix: IM should not be able to make any changes in the appointments. (Version 2.34.0 Changes)
  • Fix the report for the remaining capacity of catalogues dossiers (Version 2.34.1 Changes)

[WS] Fix Invalid variant in TSI Path ID: fixed the mismatch and empty TSI Path IDs for web service users. (Version 2.34.2 Changes)

Development News

Development news is published on our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more details!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask the PCS Community about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.

Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 84 times in various issues in April, mainly with user access requests, password resets and solving inconsistencies.

 

 

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – MARCH 2022

For the PCS Team, Applicants, and IMs/ABs, March has been one of the busiest months. Check out what happened in March:

  • Passenger traffic applicants and IMs/ABs analysed and worked on their timetables, aiming to carry out the feasibility studies in time to automatically switch their dossiers from the Feasibility Elaboration Conference phase to the Harmonisation.
  • Those IMs / ABs who couldn’t complete their analysis had to manually switch their dossiers from Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Feasibility Study Elaboration and then to the Feasibility Study Result phase before the deadline.
  • Freight traffic applicants were busy creating their path requests and allocating rail capacity to secure smooth transport of goods.
  • The PCS Team started the preparation for the smooth and successful submission of the ‘New Path Request\ (NPR) deadline.

PCS Team run dossier quality checks: the PCS Team checked the dossiers and informed the editors or/and involved agencies’ active users of:

  1. Train weights/length inconsistency: correct parameters sent with the Path Request
  2. Calendar inconsistency: detected the problem and proposed a solution to harmonise the territories between the involved applicants.

DEADLINES

Automatic Promotions

  • For IMs/ABs to respond to the feasibility study requests:

Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Harmonisation on the 14th at 23:59.

  • For late placed feasibility study requests: Feasibility Study Result to Harmonisation between the 14th and 18th every night at 23:59.

In both cases, the Feasibility Study Result is automatically treated as ‘acknowledged’ in the system regardless of the IMS/ABs lights.

Manual promotion

If the feasibility study cannot be completed on time the IMs/ABs has to promote the dossiers manually and coordinate the requests back to harmonisation.

Our goal is to continue to provide the best possible technical service and customer support, and of course the constantly evolving PCS, helping users to conduct their daily business smoothly with the following new features.

PCS Developments:

PCS Bug Fixes:

Development News

Development news is published on our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more details!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask the PCS Community about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 113 times in various issues in March, mainly with user access requests, password resets, and solving inconsistencies.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – FEBRUARY 2022

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there was plenty of work to be done and kept the PCS Team busy. Check out what happened in February:

  • Currently, Infrastructure Managers (IMs) are busy carrying out feasibility studies on international passenger train requests.
  • PCS Team held regular group meetings:
    1. PCS CCB
    2. PCS User Group
    3. PCS Test Group

PCS Meetings

PCS UG

The meeting was organised on the morning of the 8th of February. Ivona Haban introduced the current structure of the CM IT & DCM Team, she showed the latest developments and presented the development roadmap. She talked about the RNE CRs that need clarification according to comments obtained from the survey as well as introducing new RNE CRs that will be placed for approval. The group checked the downgrade indicators feature behaviour and was asked to share their opinion and concerns. Anna Geczi presented the Satisfaction Survey 2021 results. Aleksandar Markelić introduced the PCS Capacity Broker and the relationship of this new system with PCS EC as well as giving the PCS UG a short introduction to the DCM IT Landscape.

PCS CCB

At the PCS CCB meetings on the 8th afternoon, IMs had the opportunity to review the budget and approve the costs for TT2022. Ivona Haban introduced the planned development roadmap for TT2022. The team and the participants agreed on future meeting dates. Participants had the opportunity to raise questions about the Capacity Broker development (presented at the PCS UG meeting the previous day). Ivona Haban introduced the most important FTE & RNE CRs. Participants were asked to express their opinion about the behaviour of the downgrade of indicators feature when approaching important deadlines for IMs (draft offer + final offer).

PCS Test Group

The meeting, organized on the 7th of February, started with an overview of the most recent changes made since September 2021. After that Ivona Haban demonstrated CRs developed in 2022 and participants were asked to test them. At the end of the meeting, participants shared their results and feedback.

RFC Training

We held the following training together with the Rail Freight Corridors via MS Teams:

  • 14h February, general beginner, and advanced sessions
  • 15th February, general beginner session
  • 16th February, advanced session

You can find some of the videos on the Rail Freight Corridor YouTube channel.

Our goal is to continue to provide the best possible technical service and customer support, and of course the constantly evolving PCS, helping users to conduct their daily business smoothly with the following new features.

PCS Developments:

PCS Bug Fixes:

Development News

Development news is published on our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more details!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask the PCS Community about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 101 times in various issues in February, mainly with user access requests, password resets, verifying locations and solving inconsistency.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – JANUARY 2022

Winter holidays being over, we started our work fresh and with full batteries on 3rd January.

January was an eventful month, and we passed some significant deadlines:

  • The Rail Freight Corridors were busy importing their Pre-arranged Path (PaPs) products into the system to finalise and publish their catalogues by 10th
  • Until 24th of January, for two weeks, they had the chance to correct/modify their PaPs in the production system, considering late TCRs.
  • Passenger traffic Applicants continued their work to carry forward their dossiers for the next timetable period (TT2023) since the opening of the new timetable period (17.11.2021) until 17th January to get ready for the first automatic promotion deadline (Harmonisation Conference phase -> Feasibility Elaboration Conference phase)
  • From 18th January, we did not leave dossiers stuck in the feasibility study process. PCS returned dossiers to the Harmonisation phase with a rejection or no activity by Applicants.
  • The FTE passenger traffic online coordination conference was held from 11th to 14th January, where participants harmonized their trains for timetable 2023. Applicants prepared their feasibility study requests for the international passenger trains, and submitted them by 17th January to the Infrastructure Managers (IMs) to carry out feasibility studies.
  • The Rail Freight Corridors announced in January their regular annual training events, and we started the preparation of the training sessions in close cooperation with the RFCs. The training sessions were planned for 14th to 18th February.

RFC Training

The training series is split into beginner and advanced user groups. PCS users can gain knowledge of the new PCS GUI elements, resolve calendar inconsistency (avoiding overlapping days), harmonise borders (warning in case of non-harmonised borders), using multiple PaPs even in the territory for different days, and with using local times and time zones.

  Day1 (14 Feb) Day2 (15 Feb) Day3 (16 Feb) Day4 (17 Feb) Day5 (18 Feb)
9:00 – 11:00 General Beginner RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3 RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2
11:00 – 13:00   General Beginner General Advanced    
14:00 – 16:00 General Advanced RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3  

 

RFC Group 1: jointly organised by RFC North Sea-Med, Atlantic, and the Mediterranean

RFC Group 2: jointly organised by RFC Baltic-Adriatic, Orient/East-Med, North Sea-Baltic, Rhine-Danube, Alpine-Western Balkan, and Amber

RFC Group 3: jointly organised by RFC Rhine-Alpine, North Sea-Med, Scan-Med, and North Sea-Baltic

Videos of the sessions are published on the Rail Freight Corridor YouTube channel.

 

Our goal is to continue to provide the best possible technical service and customer support, and the constantly evolving PCS, helping users to live their daily business comfortably with the following new features.

PCS Developments:

PCS Bug Fixes:

Development News

Development news is published in our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and is thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail!

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

PCS Forum

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

Feel free to ask ‘PCS Community’ about interesting topics by creating discussion posts.Support Ticket Analytics

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 123 times in various issues in January, mainly with user access requests, password resets PaP publication issues, and carry forward questions.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – DECEMBER 2021

TT2023

The RFCs have been busy preparing their Pre-Arranged Products (PaPs) in PCS for the next timetable period.

The new timetable period 2023 opened on 17th of November.

Currently, passenger traffic users are working on the carry forward of the dossiers from the 2022 timetable period.

The PCS Team is planning to organise training sessions in February with the RFCs where PCS users can become more familiar with the new PCS functions.

To be covered in the training sessions:

  • new GUI elements (new ‘appoint RU button’)
  • how to solve calendar inconsistencies (avoiding overlapping days)
  • how to harmonise borders (warning on not harmonised borders)
  • how to apply borders properly (state border-handover point)
  • how to select PaPs belonging to multiple PaP IDs even on the same territory for different days
  • what are the new constraints (profile/speed fields)
  • other (still to be defined)

Dates:

  Day1 (14 Feb) Day2 (15 Feb) Day3 (16 Feb) Day4 (17 Feb) Day5 (18 Feb)
9:00 – 11:00 General Beginner RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3 RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2
11:00 – 13:00   General Beginner General Advanced    
14:00 – 16:00 General Advanced RFC Group 1 RFC Group 2 RFC Group 3  

 

RFC Group 1: jointly organised by RFC North Sea-Med, Atlantic, and the Mediterranean

RFC Group 2: jointly organised by RFC Baltic-Adriatic, Orient/East-Med, North Sea-Baltic, Rhine-Danube, Alpine-Western Balkan, and Amber

RFC Group 3: jointly organised by RFC Rhine-Alpine, North Sea-Med, Scan-Med, and North Sea-Baltic

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TT2022

Most of the dossiers that were created for the timetable period 2022 are in the Final Offer or Active Timetable phases, waiting to start the timetable period.

Promotions Overview

Final Offer

The 23rd of August was an important date in combination with the Final Offer deadline; some daily automatic promotions began, and this continued until the 11th of December.

One of these promoted dossiers from the Final Offer to the Active Timetable phase: if all Applicants accepted the final offer received from the IMs/ABs/RFCs (green light) the dossiers were promoted to the Active Timetable phase daily at 03:00.

PCS does not leave dossiers stuck in the process if the offers were delayed but sent by the IMs/ABs/RFCs; one automatic promotion promoted dossiers from the Post-Processing to the Final Offer phase at 23:00 if all IM lights were green.

PCS further checks the dossiers, like a house-cleaning activity, and promoted the dossiers from

  • the Final Offer to Closed at 03:00 where all Applicants lights are red
  • the Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Closed phase

Active Timetable

And finally, the Active Timetable phase has started already for involved participants who accepted the final offer and set their lights to green in the system.

In the Active Timetable phase, the process allows Applicants to request changes to some elements along the agreed path by initiating a Path Modification process. The IMs are allowed to change and fine-tune the originally agreed timetable by initiating a Path Alteration process.

PCS Developments:

  • Finalisation of RU appointment
  • Enable replacing timetable option on the territory level
  • Deadlines view & editing feature of the timeline for the admin users
  • Templates manager feature
  • Adjust handling of container profile fields in PaP import.
  • Make sure that the parameter set code is applied when selected in the catalogue dossier
  • Change validation for highest planned speed
  • E-mail notification for the transition from Pre-Booking to Path-Elaboration: notification is going to be sent to IM
  • Enabled filtering of comments

PCS Bug Fixes:

  • The ALL 2023 pre-defined filter is missing
  • Error when rejecting the appointment

Dvelopment News is published in our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book and thus available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail: https://cms.rne.eu/node/30476/pcs-history

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

Users can check out some interesting new changes and receive detailed information in the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on the PCS Forum.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 59 times in various issues in December mainly with user access requests, password resets, company name change, and from our PCS test group user errors when appointing RUs, and questions on new speed/profile fields constraints.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – NOVEMBER 2021

TT2023

At the beginning of November, the preparation of the new timetable period started for IMs/ABs as they were busy defining their national particularities until 16th of November to configure the system for timetable 2023. For example, some agencies have redefined their loco type numbers to be TAF / TSI – compliant to be prepared for future seamless interface connections between PCS and their national system.

The new timetable period 2023 opened on the 17th of November.

Currently, passenger traffic users are working on the carry forward of the dossiers from the 2022 timetable period.

Also, the RFCs are busy preparing their Pre-Arranged Products (PaPs) for the next timetable period.

TT2022

Most of the dossiers that were created for the timetable period 2022 are in Final Offer or Active timetable phases, waiting to start the timetable period.

Promotions Overview

Final offer

The 23rd of August is an important date alongside the Final Offer deadline; from that date, daily automatic promotions were carried out until the 11th of December.

From Final Offer to Active Timetable phase: if the Applicants accepted the final offer received from the IMs/ABs/RFCs the dossiers were promoted to the Active Timetable phase at 03:00.

PCS still does not leave dossiers stuck in the process. For delayed offers sent by the IMs/ABs/RFCs it promoted dossiers from the Post-Processing to the Final Offer phase at 23:00.

PCS further checks the dossiers, like a house-cleaning activity, and promoted the dossiers from

  • the Final Offer to Closed at 03:00 where all Applicants lights are red
  • the Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Closed phase

Active Timetable

And finally, the Active Timetable phase has started already for involved participants who accepted the final offer and set their lights to green in the system.

In the Active timetable phase, the process allows Applicants to request changes to some elements along the agreed path by initiating a Path Modification process. The IMs are allowed to change and fine-tune the originally agreed timetable by initiating a Path Alteration process.

PCS Developments/Bug Fixes:

  • Fix sub-path duplication after accepting PM offer
  • Fix validation error for the standard journey time in the PaP import
  • Make sure that in carry-forward ‘IM Parameters’ are calculated correctly, depending on the selected ‘trainType’.
  • Update the train cc code list according to the currently valid and registered loco types
  • Handle dossier creation with applicant OSS agencies
  • Timeline configuration
  • Define copy Applicant TT to IM TT or IM TT to Applicant TT view

Development news is published in our CMS PCS space under the PCS history book so that the information is available to everyone. Each chapter is a new release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail: https://cms.rne.eu/node/30476/pcs-history

The chapters are located on the rights side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

Users can check out some interesting new changes and visit for detailed information in the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on PCS Forum.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 72 times in various issues in November mainly with user access requests password resets, company name change, ‘updateRUIMPair’ request errors.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – OCTOBER 2021

Mostly, dossiers are already in Final Offer or in Active Timetable phases.

If your dossier is still in the Observation phase, please manually promote to the Post-Processing phase to start the automatic promotion!

If your dossier is still in the Final Offer phase, please do not forget to set your lights to green

to enable automatic promotion and reach Active Timetable!

We invited our PCS users to fill out PCS Customer Satisfaction Survey! The survey is open until the 19th of November at the following link: https://cms.rne.eu/pcs/content/pcs-customer-satisfaction-survey-2021

We hope you’ll help by taking this quick survey. Your feedback is essential for us to support you better and to improve our services for all users. Your responses are completely anonymous, and every answer you give will help make our PCS community stronger.

We got past the last day of the Late Path Request (LPR) process type and started the Ad-Hoc process type on October 19th.

For the dossiers where the partial harmonisation has already started in the Path Elaboration phase, the daily automatic promotion will run until the 11th of December releasing them to the Post-Processing phase.

Final Offer

The 23rd of August is an important date, as is the Final Offer deadline, and some more daily automatic promotions are running until the 11th of December.

Final Offer to Active Timetable phase: if the Applicants accepted the final offer received from the IMs/ABs/RFCs the dossiers were promoted to the Active Timetable phase at 03:00.

PCS still does not leave dossiers stuck in the process for delayed offers sent by the IMs/ABs/RFCs, it promoted dossiers from the Post-Processing to the Final Offer phase at 23:00.

PCS checks further the dossiers like a house-cleaning activity and promoted the dossiers from

  • the Final Offer to Closed at 03:00 where all Applicants’ lights are red
  • the Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Closed phase

Active Timetable

And finally, the Active Timetable phase has started already for involved participants who accepted the final offer and set their lights to green in the system.

In the Active Timetable phase, the process allows Applicants to request changes to some elements along the agreed path by initiating a Path Modification process. For IMs, the process allows them to adapt the changes and fine-tuning the originally agreed timetable by initiating a Path Alteration process.

In addition, the PCS Team updated the Path Modification and Path Alteration documentation and extended it with detailed step-by-step information with screenshots. For further details please click on the links.

PCS developments/bug fixes:

  • Update the web service schema version to 7 (no backward compatibility, every integrated IM must upgrade their connection)
  • Fixed unknown parameter error when adding new path section during the updatePath operation
  • Resolved the correct parameter set code template with the same name for a different agency
  • Resolved the dossier wizard, rebuilt when RU-IM agency is changed
  • Resolve dossier offer status in e2e tests
  • Fixed Path Alteration workflow
  • Fixed opening of loco types views for the new timetable period
  • Fixed loco type validation

And many more new elements published in our CMS in PCS under PCS history book by making the information available to everyone. Each chapter is a news release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail: https://cms.rne.eu/node/30476/pcs-history

The chapters are located on the right side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

Due to new organisational changes, the ECMT space is NO LONGER PUBLIC. It has been modified for private access, meaning that it can only be accessed by dedicated members of ECMT AG (Advisory Group) or ECMT CCB (Change Control Board).

We still do not leave ECMT development lagging behind PCS. Our ECMT users can check out some interesting new changes and visit for detailed information in the latest PCS CCB bi-weekly report published in the PCS Forum.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 77 times in various issues in Sep, mainly with user access requests password resets, PaP import errors and questions on the path modification processes.

PCS MONTHLY NEWS – SEPTEMBER 2021

Mostly dossiers are already in Final Offer or in Active Timetable phases.

If your dossier is still in the Observation phase, please manually promote to Post-Processing phase for the automatic promotions to work! Do not forget to set your lights to green, otherwise automatic promotion will not work!

If the deadline for final offers is reached and not all IMs have set the acceptance indicators to green, the IM was forced by national legislation to send the final offer and may start the partial offer process.

For those dossiers where the partial harmonisation already has started in the Path Elaboration phase, the daily automatic promotion started on 2 August until 11 December and released the dossiers to the Post-Processing phase.

Final offer

23 August is an important date next to the Final Offer deadline some more daily automatic promotions began until 11 December.

·       Form Final Offer to Active Timetable phase: if the Applicants accepted the final offer received from the IMs/ABs/RFCs, the dossiers were promoted to the Active Timetable phase at 03:00.

·       PCS still does not leave dossiers stuck in the process for delayed offers sent by the IMs/ABs/RFCs it promoted dossiers from the Post-Processing to the Final Offer phase at 23:00.

  • PCS further checks the dossiers like a house-cleaning activity and promoted the dossiers from
    • the Final Offer to Closed at 03:00 where all Applicants lights are red
    • the Feasibility Elaboration Conference to Closed phase

Active timetable

And finally, the Active Timetable phase has started already for involved participants who accepted the final offer and set their lights to green in the system.

In the Active timetable phase, the process allows Applicants to request changes to some elements along the agreed path by initiating a Path Modification process. For IMs, the process allows them to adapt the changes and fine-tuning the originally agreed timetable by initiating a Path Alteration process.

In addition, the PCS Team updated the Path Modification and Path Alteration documentation and extended it with detailed step-by-step information with screenshots. For further details please click on the links.

PCS developments/bug fixes:

  • Update the web service schema version to 7
  • Loco type changes
  • Reshaping the speed fields
  • Read-only IMs
  • Involved COSS dossier agency not resolved correctly
  • Warning when leaving default IM TT in the dossier
  • Update parent artifact id for shared reference data domain module

And many more new elements published in our CMS in PCS under PCS history book, making the information available to everyone. Each chapter is a news release note. Click each chapter’s link to read more in detail: https://cms.rne.eu/node/30476/pcs-history

The chapters are located on the rights side in the Related Documents section in the Reference area for public access.

Due to new organisational changes ECMT space is NO LONGER PUBLIC. It has been modified for private access, meaning that it can only be accessed by dedicated members of ECMT AG (Advisory Group) or ECMT CCB (Change Control Board).

We still do not leave ECMT development lagging behind PCS. Our ECMT users can check out some interesting new changes and for detailed information visit the latest PCS CCB Bi-weekly report published on PCS Forum.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 55 times in various issues in Sep, mainly with user access requests, password resets, questions on the path modification processes and end point configuration for notifications.