PTV’s Rail Forum to provide platform for technical discussions

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PTV Group is helding a technically oriented Rail Forum at Shaping Transportation.

Tomorrow PTV Group is starting its Shaping Transportation event. In adition to the conference, which will cover concepts for sustainable mobility, and the international PTV Vision Traffic User Group Meeting, Shaping Transportation will also feature a technical Rail Forum for rail operators. The trade publication TecniRail will be the media partner for the forum.

In view of growing passenger numbers and the increase in the amount of goods transported by rail, the question is: How can the rail network be secured and developed for the long term? Infrastructure work is expensive, and so proper advanced modelling and planning is all the more important. In order to encourage fruitful discussions amongst the key players in public rail transport, the PTV Group is setting up a technical Rail Forum this year.

European rail operators to speak

“As the market leader for transport and traffic planning software, we are well networked in the public transport sector and have been able to secure excellent speakers”, says Ralf Frisch, Regional Director Sales DACH within the PTV Group and Rail Forum organiser. “They will present established planning processes during the Rail Forum and report on their implementation in software-supported planning”. For example, Dutch ProRail will present their initial experience of using professional transport planning software and Deutsche Bahn (DB) will talk about the use of transport planning software for DB long-distance transport. Other speakers will be the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

The TecniRail, a print/online magazine aimed to rail sector and other transport companies, Public Administrations, national and international, and to professionals, is the dedicated media partner of PTV’s Rail Forum. “The Rail Forum is a very important meeting place for companies of the railway sector which will be attended by people with a high power of decision,” says Paulo López, Editor in Chief. “TecniRail is a technical magazine that can’t miss any international event rail.”

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