The RSSB Podcast

Making Freight More Efficient—The Path Planner Tool

January 20, 2022 RSSB Season 1 Episode 29
The RSSB Podcast
Making Freight More Efficient—The Path Planner Tool
Show Notes

Would you like to offer your freight customers a more flexible and efficient service? Many freight routes are booked months in advance, but not always used. Or perhaps you need a detour, either to deliver for a customer or because your route is blocked.

The hurdles in the way of Very Short-Term Planning can delay approvals until it's too late. This is where the Path Planner tool comes in. In this episode Maggie Simpson, Director General of the Rail Freight Group and Martin Gleadow of 3Squared talk about the importance of rail freight and one way to increase capacity.

 01:51 Introducing Maggie Simpson.

02:37 A bit about Martin Gleadow.

03:16 How important is the rail freight sector to the UK economy?

04:42 The carbon benefits of moving freight from road to rail.

05:55 How freight planning works today.

08:03 How a responsive planning process could help customers.

10:00 Developing the Path Planner tool.

10:58 How Path Planner works.

14:04 What's next for Path Planner.

15:02 Rail Freight Group's view of this and other R&D.

16:02 Close.

16:42 ENDS

More about the Dynamic Freight Capacity Management project:

https://www.rssb.co.uk/research-catalogue/CatalogueItem/I01-CLR-04 

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