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.