PCS MONTHLY NEWS – FEBRUARY 2021

February may be the shortest month of the year, but there was plenty of work to be done which kept the PCS Team busy.

In this month, the PCS Team’s regular quarterly meetings were organized at the beginning of February.

The PCS UG was held on 2nd of February where participants received an update of the implemented features from 2020, including:

  • PCS integration to RNE BigData and CRD
  • FTE CRs phase I
  • New PaP import sheet
  • TAF-TSI connection

Also introduced were the schedule of meetings for TT2021, training occasions with RFC’s, the Development Roadmap, Deskero as RNE’s new ticketing software, and the PCS Satisfaction Survey results were shared.

During the PCS CCB meetings on 3rd of February, IMs had the opportunity to review the budget and approve the costs for TT2021. The PCS Team shared information on the TTR migration concept and timetable quality issues. They also gathered bi-weekly meetings feedback, communicated the next important changes in PCS, that “Operational IM” field will be renamed to “Owner IM”, and introduced the Single Border Solution proposal (using the subsidiary location codes).

Currently, Infrastructure Managers (IMs) are busy carrying out feasibility studies on international passenger train requests.

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

  • 15th February, general beginner and advanced sessions
  • 16th February, general beginner session
  • 17th February, advanced session

We also participated in the RFC-specific training to support RFCs with PCS-related questions.

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

  • Downgrade notification without impact on the territory
  • FTE Phase 1 last leftovers and some of the additional points.
  • WS schema changes
  • Applicant/RU confirmation

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

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

We do not leave ECMT development lagging behind PCS. Our ECMT users can check out some interesting new changes and visit the ECMT site sprint reviews for detailed information:

  • Chart loading upon user trigger
  • Open object automatically in new tab
  • Validation error:
    • Change the TT period
    • All-day/circulation days problem

 

In terms of ongoing user support, the PCS team has assisted 64 times in various issues in February, mainly with user access requests, password resets, PaP publication issues and carry forward questions.