RailConnect 360 makes rail networks and operations smarter
RailConnect 360 includes Movement Planner, Yard Planner and Trip Optimizer
RailConnect 360 increases efficiency
Freight trains moving faster could save railroads millions yearly
RailConnect 360 decreases travel times and costs
Movement Planner allows entire train networks to move faster
Movement Planner increases efficiency of meets and passes
Locomotives use less fuel when trips are optimized
Driver variations and braking can increase train fuel costs
Trip Optimizer helps U.S. Class 1 locomotives realize fuel savings
Trip Optimizer cuts yard dwell for freight cars
Freight cars spend 60% of their time in rail yards
Yard Planner minimizes freight train waiting time
Yard Planner can increase on-time departures
Yard Planner optimizes travel for all trains on track

Sources:

  1. 2012 GE Annual Report (page 12); Norfolk Southern 2010 sustainability reporter (page 17)
  2. North American Freight Railroad Statistics, July 2014, Association of American Railroads
  3. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1995, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 52-61