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.