Energy Efficiency Time Tabling Workshop to be held on 20 February 2018 in Brussels

The UIC Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions Expert Network is happy to invite you to take part in the workshop “Energy efficient time table planning” that will be held in Brussels on 20 February 2017 at Infrabel, near Brussels-Midi station.


Eco-driving, eco-stabling and measuring energy consumption and savings have been at the core of our discussions and workshops over the past years.
At the earliest stage of the train production is the potential for energy savings: the timetabling step.

An efficient timetable is indeed regarded as a timetable without conflicts and with some spare time, which in real operation can be used to return to a punctual running of trains.

By avoiding conflicts and stops, the robustness of the timetable also has a significant impact on the energy consumption of the global system, as spare time can be used by Driving Advisory Systems or Automatic Train Operation to reduce energy consumption and energy costs.

The goal of this workshop is thus a first attempt to break new ground with a view to achieve greater energy efficiency by means of optimised timetabling.
If the participants confirm their interest in digging deeper into the topic, other meetings can then be organised in the future.

Workshop highlights

  • Experience from other transport modes, e.g. aviation (Ralph Luijt, NS);
  • Presentation of specific software and IT systems
  • TTG Timetabling solution (speaker tbc)
  • Applications to verify the robustness of time tables: the case of Infrabel, Frédéric Weymann, Viacom)
  • Round table confronting the experiences from Railway Undertakings and Infrastructure Managers; (Alwin Meijerink, ProRail; Gerben Scheepmaker NS; Eric Vercauteren, Infrabel; RZD, speaker tbc);
  • Beyond the state-of-the art
  • Open discussion

To register for the workshop and get practical information, please click here:

For further information please contact Isabelle De Keyzer, Senior Advisor - Environment and Sustainable Development:

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