CONFIGURation of Railroad Systems


  • Boundary conditions
  • Economic and business requirements
  • Allocation of roles among carriers
  • Transportation geography
  • Build-up of transportation networks


  • Supply strategy
  • Capacity and load factor
  • Timetable configuration
  • Choice of system speed
  • Sales strategy and technology
  • Individual customer identification from house to house
  • Product quality and acceptance
  • Customer information during business-as-usual and when trouble strikes


  • Traffic management
  • Operating procedures
  • Train control - conventional and ETCS
  • Fast travel on bends calls
  • Tight schedule 
  • Processing concepts
  • Stopping system
  • Operation stability and quality


  • Configuration of railroad facilities
  • Configuration and maintenance of right-of-way
  • Optimization of lane guidance 
  • Tilting technology and tilt compensation
  • Integration of new vehicles
  • Dismantling of protective stripes
  • Braking technology
  • Interoperability


  • Technical safety
  • Risk management
  • Admittance support
  • Train ride monitoring 
  • Introduction of European Train Control System (ETCS)
  • Assessment of remaining risk 


  • Determining efficiency
  • Standardization of railroad systems
  • Planning standards 
  • Requirement management
  • Optimization of production and vertical integration
  • Value analysis

Typical Questions

  • What is the optimal length of train for a specific application? 
  • Does a locomotive-drawn train or a multi-unit train make more sense for the given application?
  • What is the maximal operationally controllable course incline? 
  • What capacities are technically achievable? 
  • Is a conversion from stationary to driver’s cab signaling sensible and economical? 
  • Are the current costs of the railroad system in conformity with the market?
    How might they be reduced? 
  • Is the current quality of the railroad system customer-focused?
    How can it be influenced?