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British firm supplies digital planning system to Italian AGV depot

British rail systems specialist Zonegreen has had its cloud-based planning software installed in Italy’s high-speed train depot in Nola.

The Operator Planning Suite (OPS) system logs all of the depot’s daily functions in an online planning application, replacing the traditional whiteboard.

Italian train operator NTV invested 90 million euros in the construction of the Nola facility which maintains Alstom’s fleet of high-speed .italo AGV trains.

Christian Fletcher, Zonegreen’s technical director, said: “Instead of being handwritten on a communal board, OPS allows all maintenance information to be added to a multi-user system that provides a bird’s eye view of the depot.

“As changes occur at Nola they are now recorded automatically and the updates transmitted immediately, reducing the likelihood of communication failures.”

Zonegreen has developed OPS specifically for the rail sector. It uses cloud technology to share task planning information, including the arrival and departure times of trains and the type of work required.

Francesco Fidanza, Alstom’s fleet operations manager at Nola, added: “Several plasma screens around the depot display the OPS system so everyone can visualise train locations and update information accurately.

“It is important for us to share and disseminate maintenance data to different locations in a convenient way and the Zonegreen system enables users with various levels of access to log in from anywhere.”


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