Translink selects SISCOG to elevate operational excellence

PRESS RELEASE 29-08-2023
Translink selects SISCOG to elevate operational excellence
Translink selects SISCOG to elevate operational excellence
Translink selects SISCOG to elevate operational excellence
The 5-year contract will empower Translink with the comprehensive SISCOG Suite to define train timetables, plan and allocate rail fleet and train crew, and manage the daily operation


29/08/2023 | SISCOG, a software company specialised in solutions for optimised resource scheduling, management and dispatching for public transport, has been selected by Translink through an international tender as the preferred partner to design, develop and maintain a new “Rail Validation System”.

ONTIME, FLEET and CREWS software products will be the cornerstones of the system that Translink envisions in alignment with its goal towards delivering its “Better, Connected” Strategy. Encompassing the long-term planning to the day-of-operation of train timetables, rolling stock and staff, including optimisation features, the cloud-hosted solution will facilitate the delivery of the new rail timetable in 2024, maximise efficiencies across the business, and ensure consistent management of those resources.

The project will be developed and maintained in partnership with Anaeko, a data engineering company responsible for solution hosting, integration and data migration.

“This system will support the internal Translink team in delivering an optimised and efficient service for our passengers”, says Richard Knox, Translink General Manager, Rail Services. “We look forward to working with the SISCOG team to use this enhanced technology to improve services, maximise the use of resources and ensure continued high quality performance.”

With a future-oriented mindset, Translink sought a new “Rail Validation System” capable of ensuring that new relevant underway or planned projects reach their full potential. These include the future Belfast Grand Central Station, due for completion late 2024, with 8 railway platforms, the new Rail Operating Centre, enhancing and centralising the three existing Railway Signalling Control points, and the new fleet.

Additionally, the system will aid in the planning and management of the Belfast-Dublin Enterprise train, operated in partnership with Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann).

“We are honoured to have earned Translink’s trust for the design of the new “Rail Validation System”. Our team is eager to leverage our experience and expertise to deliver a system that elevates current operations and tackles future challenges head-on, ensuring Translink’s customers experience a best-in-class transport service.”, highlights Eurico Matos, SISCOG’s Head of Strategic Development.

With this new contract, SISCOG sees its client base in the United Kingdom reinforced, as Translink joins London Underground in optimising resources with the company’s solutions.



About Anaeko | Anaeko is a Data Engineering company offering consulting, solutions, and teams. The company helps transport companies build and operate data and analytics platforms to optimise operations and drive sustainability. As a Translink data and analytics framework supplier, Anaeko collaborates within the transport ecosystem to report on rail and bus performance.

About Translink | Translink is the name for the integrated operations of the three companies: Metro, NI Railways, and Ulsterbus. The company operates scheduled bus and rail services in Northern Ireland, including cross-border and cross-channel links. Translink jointly runs the Belfast - Dublin Enterprise train service with Iarnród Éireann. Additionally, Translink also takes the role of Infrastructure Manager.


Photo: © Translink


SISCOG provides cutting-edge decision support software solutions for optimised resource scheduling, management and dispatching in public transport. Incorporating more than 35 years of specialised knowledge and using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and Operational Research techniques, the SISCOG Suite addresses these companies’ need to offer their passengers/clients the best service while being efficient and sustainable in the use of their most important operational resources – time and space (timetables), vehicles, and staff.
The SISCOG Suite is composed by ONTIME, for creating and updating timetables, FLEET, for scheduling and managing vehicles, RAILNODE, for scheduling and managing local resources, and CREWS, for scheduling and managing staff.
Amongst its clients are renowned companies, such as the state railways of Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, Northern Ireland and Norway, the Suburban Trains of Copenhagen and of Barcelona, freight railways CargoNet and Medway, the Lisbon Metro and London Underground.
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