SNCF renews its confidence in GIRO
Having already chosen the HASTUS solution for planning and operations of its Transilien network in the Paris region, SNCF is now deploying GIRO’s software for its national TGV high-speed train network.
OUI.SNCF, also known as Voyages SNCF, is responsible for all high-speed rail services throughout France. It has 380 trains, 5,000 drivers and on-board staff, and 9,000 employees in the 187 stations served by the network. Each year, more than 110 million passengers travel by TGV.
Following an exhaustive analysis of the solutions available in the market, OUI.SNCF selected GIRO’s HASTUS solution to replace several existing tools for the management of material and human resources with one integrated software package for scheduling and operations. The project is called PROGRES, for Programme d'Optimisation de Gestion des RESsources (“Resource-Management Optimization Project”). Integration of the software developed by GIRO will be managed by Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, whose technical expertise and knowledge of SNCF’S IT system will assure a successful collaboration. The solution will be hosted in the cloud.
“The PROGRES project represents a high-stakes transformation for the TGV services, aiming to boost the performance of resource management in what we call the service-production area,” stated Frédéric Bayon, Program Director at SNCF. “Our selection of HASTUS as a robust solution to support this transformation is indicative of building a lasting partnership between OUI.SNCF and GIRO.”
“We are delighted to expand our collaboration with SNCF,” said Jean Aubin, GIRO’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The passenger rail industry is facing significant technological, economic and competitive challenges. We look forward to supporting OUI.SNCF as it transforms its operations to meet these challenges.”
In recent years, GIRO has dedicated significant resources to research and development to ensure that its solution meets the complex challenges that passenger rail operators are faced with. GIRO has developed high-value-added technologies, including advanced optimization algorithms for train planning that take better account of rolling-stock maintenance requirements and infrastructure works. Enhanced functions have also been developed to manage train crews and station staff, including, among others, allocation of work that takes employees’ preferences into account.
GIRO’s HASTUS software helps plan and manage passenger rail networks around the world, including MTA in New York, Keolis Commuter Services in Greater Boston, Queensland Rail in Australia and Arriva in Denmark. The implementation of HASTUS for SNCF’s TGV network will be one of the largest installations in the world.
SNCF is a unified public rail company owned by the French State, organized into 3 ÉPICs (Établissement Public Industriel et Commercial – 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, Systra, 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 organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining added value, innovation and high-quality services, Sopra Steria enables its customers to make the best use of information technology. With over 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries, the Sopra Steria group posted a turnover of €3.8 billion in 2017. Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809
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.