Following a rigorous supplier selection process, SNCF selected TTG Transportation Technology to provide its multi‐award winning Energymiser® Driver Advisory System for their prestigious TGV fleets. Following the contract award in 2014, a joint seven month proof of concept (POC) assessment has been completed on the Marne‐la‐Vallée‐Chessy‐Montpellier‐St‐Roch and Marne‐la‐Vallee‐Chessy‐Marseille‐St‐Charles routes, successfully confirming the benefits of deploying the system across France.
As a result of the POC the multi‐award winning Energymiser® DAS is now being deployed to more than 1500 TGV drivers as part of SNCF’s on‐time running and energy optimisation programme, in order to optimise on‐time running and energy savings. The system is being integrated onto SNCF’s existing operational platform and provided to the drivers via hand‐held devices.
SNCF’s Project Director, SNCF Voyages said: “We will be working with TTG to ensure the system is deployed in an effective and timely manner and the project objectives are achieved. We are very pleased to continue working with TTG, with whom our collaboration has pioneered the first application of DAS to the mainline very high speed railway in France. We look forward to seeing the many benefits this system can bring to all of SNCF”.
Dale Coleman, Group Managing Director of TTG, commented: "We are delighted to be selected by SNCF to deploy our system on such a prestigious internationally renowned fleet. The selection process was very thorough and our success confirms our Energymiser® system as a world‐leading DAS, which can be deployed flexibly to suit each of our clients’ operational needs”
“The close collaboration with SNCF has enabled the seamless integration of our system onto SNCF’s operations platform, to ensure it plays an important part in optimising on‐time running and eco‐driving in the future”.
SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) is France's national state‐owned railway company that manages the rail traffic in France and the principality of Monaco. SNCF (sncf.com) operates the country's national rail services, including the TGV, France's high‐speed rail network. Its functions include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau ferré de France (RFF).
In the financial year ended 31 December 2013, SNCF reported revenue of €32.2 Billion, the company employs more than 180,000 people in 120 countries around the world. The railway network consists of 32,000 km (20,000 mi) of route, of which 1,800 km (1,100 mi) are high‐speed lines and 14,500 km (9,000 mi) electrified. More than 14,000 trains are operated daily. The company has its headquarters at 2 place aux Etoiles, 93200 Saint Denis of Paris.
About TTG Transportation Technology
TTG Transportation Technology is a leading international provider of products and services to optimise energy efficiency, schedules and network capacity of passenger, freight and heavy haul rail; at both planning and operational stages. Combining consultancy, software, engineering and manufacture with domain expertise in all facets of the industry, TTG’s solutions are proven in use across 5 continents and specifically in Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, India and Africa.
TTG’s flagship products follow 16 years R&D with leading universities: Energymiser® provides real‐time driver advice and performance reports to reduce energy bills and emissions by up to 23%, improve on‐time arrivals and utilisation of rail capacity, and reduce maintenance costs of trains and railway tracks.
TTG also provides simulations to optimise design of new rail alignments to minimise subsequent energy consumption and reduce maintenance costs. TTG is an IS09001‐certified Clean Technology company with offices in Sydney, London, Derby and Beijing, has operated for 25 years, and is backed by leading Australian research and patented technology.