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OptiYard - Optimised Real-time Yard and Network Management (OPTIYARD)

OptiYard - Optimised Real-time Yard and Network Management (OPTIYARD)

OptiYard provides decision support tools to Yard Managers that consider the surrounding network. It aims to ensure smooth marshalling that is essential for the global efficiency of the transport chain.

Project leader

Prof Mark Robinson

Dates

October 2017 to October 2019

Project staff

Dr Emmanuel Matsika

Sponsors

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777594

Partners

1

Union Internationale des Chemins de fer - Coordinator

UIC

France

2

SAPIENZA Università di Roma

DICEA department

Italy

3

Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l'aménagement et des réseaux

IFSTTAR

France

4

Union Internationale pour le transport combiné Rail-Route

UIRR

Belgium

5

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

UNEW

United-Kingdom

6

University of Leeds

LEEDS

United-Kingdom

7

CD cargo a.s.

CD Cargo

Czech Republic

8

EURNEX e. V.

EURNEX

Germany

9

Oltis Group

OG

Czech Republic

10

NEW OPERA AISBL

NEW OPERA

Belgium

11

Simcon

SIMCON

Slovakia

12

Technische Universitaet Dresden

TUD

Germany

13

Adriafer srl.

ADRIAFER

Italy


Description

OptiYard designed optimised processes for managing marshaling yards and terminals, considering their interaction with the network. The processes considered are those performed in real-time, to guarantee on-time delivery and operational efficiency, for single wagon transport.

OptiYard addresses critical operational points of the transport chain (both rail marshalling yards or as transfer points to other modes) to improve capacity and reliability.  These improvements will enhance competitiveness whilst increasing service reliability and customer satisfaction by providing accurate and updated information.

Real-time interaction between yard and relevant network IT systems will allow for software based planning and optimisation of single wagonload and blocktrain operational processes.