PRLog - Dec. 21, 2012 - MANCHESTER, U.K. -- Metrolink, a subsidiary of RATP Développement, operates and maintains the Manchester streetcar network. GOAL SYSTEMS will be responsible for the optimal planning of the tramway rolling stock and conductors, adding yet another project to its current work with RATPDEV, which includes Bombela, in the quick planning for Johannesburg-
The Manchester tramway has 40 kilometers of track and consists of 4 lines and 48 tramways transporting 21 million passengers each day. They have an ambitious plan to expand the number of lines and their lengths, and the amount of streetcars, in order to make it one of Europe's largest tramway systems.
The project will consist of implementing the GoalRail®metro and GoalStaff® tools for optimal planning of both the tramway and their personnel.
With the need to expand the network, Metrolink will involve doubling the fleet of rolling stock, to launch four new lines into service within five years and feels that working with GOAL will be strategic, due to its current scheduling tool being obsolete. This means they need GoalRail®metro and GoalStaff® in order to ensure that their routes and shifts will be scheduled optimally and reliably during the critical phase of the network's expansion.
The project means that RATP has thus committed itself to optimization, and that GOAL SYSTEMS is achieving geographical expansion by establishing a presence in the British market, all while solidifying its relationship with RATP DEV.