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Digital train monitor pilot project to be expanded due to high demand
01/03/2020
Kombiverkehr is planning to expand its successful train monitor project as part of its digitalisation
strategy: four additional terminals – Triest EMT, Triest Samer, Lübeck Skandinavienkai and Basel-
Weil am Rhein – are to be added to the application shortly.

The “Train monitor” pilot project was launched at the start of July with the publication of real-time
information in Combined Transport for the first time. The version now available online and can be used for all Kombiverkehr's own direct and shuttle trains to view the geographical position/last reporting point and current timetable deviations of the trains at selected terminals. An important milestone for the internet application is the provision of an estimated time of pick-up (ETP): this information is important to customers as it lets them know when their transport units are expected to be ready for collection at the destination terminal. Kombiverkehr is thus visibly putting into practice the results developed within the “ELETA” project funded by the European Union with the aim of improving arrival forecasts for all customers.

Kombiverkehr had initially started the train monitor with seven national and international terminals –
Köln-Eifeltor, München-Riem, Hamburg-Billwerder, Duisburg Ruhrort-Hafen DUSS, Ludwigshafen
BASF and Verona Quadrante Europa as well as Verona Interterminal in northern Italy – which
schedulers and other interested customers can now view within the online-based application on
Kombiverkehr’s website. The train movement reports, including timetable deviations and ETP, are
displayed for each of the seven terminals on information boards similar to the ones seen in airports
and railway stations. The plan is to synchronise the system with CAT, a transport processing system
developed and programmed in-house, in a subsequent development phase. This means that the
display will show customers only those trains on which the transport units of the respective forwarder
are actually being carried.

To be enabled on the system, please get in direct contact with:
Christoph Büchner, Deputy Head of Marketing
Phone +49 69/7 95 05-1 44 or cbuechner@kombiverkehr.de