Queensland Rail gives green light to major new HASTUS installation
Following an in-depth review of responses to an international request for proposals, including a three-week on-site proof-of-concept demonstration of competing solutions, Queensland Rail has chosen GIRO’s HASTUS-Rail software suite to optimize scheduling and operations-management of the employees of the organization’s train-service-delivery, rolling-stock-maintenance and train-operations branches serving the passenger market.
Queensland Rail set out to acquire a new solution that will facilitate an increase in data volumes and improve workforce reporting. Another major goal was to equip the organization with an automated, centralized and streamlined system that will give staff access to greater self-service capabilities. Accordingly, Queensland Rail has acquired a range of HASTUS scheduling and operations modules, including one that allows employees to access various functionalities over a secure Web network.
“We appreciate the thoroughness with which Queensland Rail carried out its evaluation of the solutions proposed to it,” said Éric Lebel, GIRO’s Marketing Director, HASTUS. “We see the award of this contract by Queensland Rail as a major vote of confidence that further expands the global reach of our HASTUS-Rail solution.”
About Queensland Rail
Queensland Rail is an integrated rail transportation and infrastructure business servicing the passenger, tourism, resources and freight customer markets throughout Queensland, Australia. With approximately 5,800 staff, more than AUD 6 billion in fixed and other assets, and more than 6,500 kilometres of track, the organization aims to be the safest, best performing and most customer-focused railway in Australia.
GIRO Inc. makes the HASTUSTM and GeoRouteTM software solutions that are trusted worldwide for planning and managing transport-related operations. Adapted for multiple platforms, including Web-based and mobile, GIRO’s products deploy advanced operations-research optimization techniques and powerful data-management tools. Close ties with leading research institutes and universities ensure that the latest developments are constantly incorporated to provide maximum benefits.