SNCF chooses HASTUS for its Transilien network in the Paris region

Montréal, QC,  –

At the conclusion of an international procurement process, SNCF has selected the solution proposed by GIRO in collaboration with the French company Sopra Steria to transform the preparation of transport plans for the Transilien passenger rail network. Transilien serves the Île-de-France region, which includes Paris and the surrounding areas, with more than 1,000 trains and 3,000 drivers. With 2.8 million trips per day, Transilien accounts for 40% of passenger rail trips in France and is one of the most highly used networks in the world.

The contract aims to replace various existing tools at SNCF with an advanced optimization software package specifically designed to schedule human and material resources. GIRO and Sopra Steria have been given the mandate to deploy the HASTUS software at SNCF, including a range of modules for rolling-stock and crew scheduling, as well as for operations management. The partnership with SNCF could also be broadened to include other activities such as the regional express trains (TER) and the national high-speed trains (TGV inOUI).

“It is the right time to launch this project. We will have even more works to handle in the coming years. One of SNCF Transilien’s major challenges is to succeed and continue operating in an environment of constant change,” said Jean Stéphane Monnet, Director, Security and Operations, at Transilien. “I am convinced that we have selected the best group, the one that inspired the greatest confidence on the basis of its product and its knowledge of our business. These factors will ensure that we succeed together.”

“We are extremely enthusiastic about supporting SNCF in this large-scale transformation project,” said Jean Aubin, GIRO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The project’s scale further demonstrates how well HASTUS responds to the passenger rail industry’s optimization needs. The proven capabilities of our software, the experience of our expert team and the quality of our partnership with Sopra Steria were certainly key elements in SNCF’s decision.”

GIRO specializes in developing software solutions for public transport and postal services. Founded in 1979 in Montréal, Canada, out of a university research project, GIRO now has more than 400 employees and collaborates with major organizations in 26 countries. GIRO’s HASTUS solution is deployed at passenger rail networks around the world, including MTA in New York; Keolis Commuter Services in Greater Boston; and Queensland Rail in Australia. The new system for SNCF will be one of the most extensive HASTUS installations in the world.

About SNCF

SNCF is a unified public rail company owned by the French State, organized into 3 public service companies with a commercial and industrial mission: SNCF, SNCF Réseau (Network) and SNCF Mobilités (Mobility). Leading this organization, SNCF is responsible for the group’s strategic management and monitoring, economic consistency, industrial integration and social unity. The functions of national rail network infrastructure manager are entrusted to SNCF Réseau. SNCF Mobilités is responsible for the overall operations of rail transport services. The organization also has numerous subsidiaries such as Keolis (Public Transport), Systra (Public Transport), Orfea (Lodging), SNCF Immobilier (Property) and others.

About Sopra Steria

Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With 40,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria generated revenue of €3.7 billion in 2016.

About GIRO

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.

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