Deutsche Bahn

"Trassenfinder"

The connection of the "Trassenfinder" to the DB Netz AG train path portal (TPN) now makes ordering train paths even easier.

The preliminary design of train paths in rail transport is complex, and route optimisation was only possible with great difficulty in the past. With the "Trassenfinder", DB Netz AG has developed a tool that provides customers with support in planning their train paths. 

The "Trassenfinder" is a web-based application, and creates a fast and simple overview of the possible routes for the respective train configuration and the probable duration of transportation. Factors such as the route, running time and train path charge can be adjusted flexibly in this process, and can be run through using various train characteristics to ultimately optimise the train path order.

In addition to alternative route proposals, the resulting, serviceable rail network is also displayed in a route map. Various line types such as secondary lines or pure suburban train routes can be excluded from the routing to obtain a more realistic route. The tool additionally includes all conventional traction unit designations, and takes both line closures and length-dependent tonnage ratings into account.

Now also available: connection of the "Trassenfinder" to TPN

The interactive route planner for the train path is now also linked to the train path ordering system TPN (DB Netz AG train path portal). After successfully searching for a route, the selected result and the settings made in the "Trassenfinder" are transferred to the TPN via an order screen by clicking on the shopping basket button. The data do not therefore have to be entered again, making ordering train paths considerably faster and easier. This does not yet trigger an order; the data can still be edited in TPN as a draft order. 

Thanks to its responsive design, the "Trassenfinder" can also be used conveniently on mobile devices.


The "Trassenfinder" project has been implemented by the Rail made simple initiative, the objective of which is to make using the rail transport system as uncomplicated as possible for customers.