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We have specialist rail software to provide decision support in many areas including: construction efficiency (TROTTM), integrated access planning (RDST), and train simulation and performance (DRIVETM).


Bespoke Software

Clients approach us for a software solution to their business problem. We work collaboratively, combining their knowledge with our specialist rail software expertise to develop the right software solution.


Decision Support Analytics

We help our clients in the rail industry become more efficient, agile and effective. Our approach combines knowledge and data to provide decision-support analytics. Our clients include: operators, franchise bidders, infrastructure maintainers, and contractors.





Software Products: DRIVETM

How can we improve right time running and save energy and fuel across fleets with AND without a DAS/TAS fitted? Maximising right time running and energy savings requires an all-round solution. You need:

  • The right foundation - a good timetable, fine-tuned to maximise right time running and energy savings, good advice for drivers; and
  • A very easy way of tracking how that advice is followed and helping drivers understand where they can do even better.

DRIVETM helps you develop an all-round solution. DRIVETM can be used stand-alone or added to a DAS/TAS system to maximise business benefits by helping drivers and driver managers understand how well driving advice is being followed. It is a very flexible, easy to use solution producing valuable information from any regular on train GPS, OTDR or TAS/DAS feed. DRIVETM is available to all your team via PC, tablet or smartphone – you only need an internet connection and reports are available within seconds of arriving at the terminus. You can use the information:

  • To help drivers self-improve by showing drivers where they might have been able to drive better, and how that would have improved right time running and energy.
  • To improve safety, for example through automatic reports to identify speeding
  • To optimise the timetable for energy and right time running
  • To track and improve performance and energy and provide periodic reports for senior management

Want to know more? Please contact Larry Fawkner





Software Products: TROTTM

The Problem

When renewing switches and crossings we can choose between different construction methods and plant and deliver the job in a single railway closure or multiple shorter closures.

But what is the best option to take forward? Which option delivers the best value and has the right balance of construction cost versus passenger and freight disruption? How do we get a reliable cost estimate early on?

Working out what the different construction options mean in terms of resources, cost, and engineering closures takes too long and just isn’t done.  “Finger in the air” options are often produced and later we find that jobs were not deliverable as initially thought leading to late changes to plan and knock on increases in cost and risk.

The solution

TROTTM automates the development of construction options for installing new Switches and Crossings through a simple to use interface and outputs what the rail industry as a whole needs to agree on the best construction option to take forwards:

  • Resources and Construction Cost
  • The number and duration of engineering closures required

TROTTM has been designed by Switch and Crossing Development Engineers working hand in hand with our Software Developers for Switch and Crossing Development Engineers.


  1. Less cost and customer disruption: By helping find the best delivery option TROTTM reduces disruption to passengers and freight and saves on construction costs
  2. Saves production time. Delivery options can be developed in an hour or two rather than days or weeks
  3. Standardises a best practice approach to planning
  4. Early view of resource requirements so that critical resources can be booked in advance
  5. By enabling better planning TROTTM avoids late change and associated increase in cost and risk


TROTTM outputs the complete cost and duration of jobs including contractor costs (prep, core and follow-up), haulage, signalling design, materials, possession management, tamper and signalling and telecoms testing costs.

How to Use TROTTM?

TROTTM is simple to use and involves the following:

  1. Site visit or visualisation with S&C development engineer to identify feasible construction options, phasing and expected productivity rates for the different options
  2. Recreatesite layout in TROT and enter site visit findings
  3. Out pops the cost, resource and closure requirements for each construction option
  4. Review outputs with stakeholders and agree preferred option