Other Activities

TPM – Other Activities

TIS Functional Management

An important task related to Train Performance Management (TPM) is the functional management of the Train Information System (TIS) as the data source for performance analyses and TIS Data Quality Management.

Rail Freight Corridor TPM Network

The network of RFC Train Performance Managers enables experience exchange between different RFCs and serves as a platform for communication and agreements on standard procedures, rules, reports, KPIs, etc. applicable by all.

Its main tasks are:

  • Providing support for the application of Guidelines for punctuality monitoring for RFCs and thereby establishing Train Performance Management at RFCs.
  • Providing support for Innfrastructure Managers (IMs) and RFCs with their TPM tasks, especially by providing performance and data quality reports and graphs (standardised as well as customised).

In the past, the RFC TPM Network has helped to carry out several surveys and studies, such as:

  • Study of delay coding behaviour: a comprehensive comparison of the rules, methodology and tools used by European IMs to collect, process and analyse data on train runs, more specifically delays and delay causes
  • Evaluation of real use of allocated capacity: a first attempt at evaluating how much of the capacity that is allocated to RU customers is used in reality and, as a consequence, how much of it is ‘wasted’ (unused).