Rail software company, OnTrac Ltd, will be providing Transport for London (TfL) their rail safety products to enable greater efficiency in planning and delivering work on the Elizabeth line.
Gateshead, United Kingdom, August 2018 – Tracsis-owned rail software and technology company OnTrac Ltd has signed a five-year deal with Transport for London (TfL). The deal, announced in June, will see the Elizabeth line workforce utilising OnTrac’s safe work pack creation workflows to further streamline the planning and delivery of work on the Elizabeth line.
The RailHub suite consists of several components, including SWP and ePIC, which gives users remote access to packs on site, and enables Site Task Leaders to view, manage and digitally sign packs from anywhere in the network. The entire RailHub suite will be adopted as part of the deal – including the National Hazard Directory, Work Package Plans and Task Briefings and Access Points. OnTrac have also committed to making bespoke amendments to the platform – namely the SWP and ePIC workflows – to accommodate the Elizabeth line specific needs.
In addition to the RailHub suite, TfL has also signed up to OnTrac’s schematics on demand solution, eTrac-GIS; transformative software that is revolutionising how diagrams and schematics of track layout are viewed across the rail industry. As part of the eTrac-GIS adoption, TfL will also be using the software as a possession planning tool, making it the first major rail infrastructure manager in the UK to utilise the product in this manner.
Martyn Cuthbert, Managing Director of OnTrac commented on the recent deal:
“We are all immensely proud to be supporting Transport for London on the Elizabeth line.”
The company’s Chief Technical Officer, Mark Atkinson, followed up with:
“The rail industry is already seeing the benefits of RailHub and eTrac-GIS. We’re excited to see how the Elizabeth line will benefit from using eTrac-GIS as a possession planning tool and will be looking to see how we can adapt our products in future, to continue benefitting the rail industry.”
Hayley Child, TfL’s Maintenance and Access Planning Manager for the Elizabeth line said:
“OnTrac have worked closely with our team to understand our specific needs and adapt their existing products to deliver our requirements and we are looking forward to having a simple-to-use system. The attitudes and behaviours of the OnTrac team are exactly what is needed to turn around changes quickly.”
OnTrac are an award-winning technology company and division of Tracsis PLC. For 10 years, the company have created bespoke software that digitises and streamlines workflows and processes across the rail industry. With an existing userbase of 35,000, OnTrac specialise in helping customers understand disparate data in rail, and how to use it to work more productively, efficiently and safely on projects throughout the network.
As part of the company’s continued expansion, OnTrac are also currently in talks with Danish Rail, Finland Rail and companies in Balkan states, as well as a number of the Tier 1 operators in the US and Canada. Martyn adds:
“We believe that 2018/19 is going to be a great year for OnTrac, as we continue to roll out our range of award winning products to Europe and beyond.”
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