In April, the international timetabling process saw two major target dates for the 2020 annual timetable: The path request (X-8) and the pre-booking (X-7.5) deadlines. The new path request process ended with the path request deadline and the late path request process started on 9th April. 2019

The month was very busy for everyone: The leading applicants ensured that all participants agreed with the request, all path-related lights were set to green  and path requests submitted by 8th April 2019. Those dossiers where all the lights were set to green already were promoted automatically to the path request or pre-booking phase by PCS.

The Rail Freight Corridors were busy in this period as well and pre-booked the pre-arranged paths (PaPs) or reserved alternative PaPs between 9th and 22nd April. After the X-7.5 deadline they worked on returning RFC capacity to IMs/ABs.

The PCS team participated in the FTE IT information event on the 18th April in Basel, where Máté Bak and Harald Reisinger presented some details of the TTR IT implementation and also a possible strategy for PCS developments.

As a result of continuous development work in CMS, Filedepot’s usability was improved and became much faster than before.

The PCS team was also busy with tasks such as PCS Envelope Concept and Electronic Capacity Model Tool development and the sprint review meetings with the developers. In support of the TTR pilots, a new process type called Rolling Planning is planned to be deployed in PCS production, and the team has been testing Rolling Planning in a test environment. In the production system, and also in PCS sites, RUs have been renamed ‘Applicants’.

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 51 times in various issues, mainly with user access requests, password resets, PaP modifications and offsets in dossiers.