Assisted VSTP

Assisted VSTP

Led by Bellvedi/Tracsis

Supported by Southeastern, Great Western Railway, Network Rail, Rail Operations Group, ITS Leeds and the University of Southampton 


This solution aims to enable electronic transfer of VSTP requests, via a national validation layer, to allow VSTP requesters to efficiently create and pass proposed schedules to the Network Rail control teams. It will allow passenger and freight operators, as well as Network Rail control and engineering teams, to efficiently create validated and conflict-free VSTP paths, with automated path searching, possessions checking and re-planning around blockages. This will help to partially automate the process for introducing contingency plans, including stock and crew, supported by AI.

Rail Operations Group
Network Rail
University of Southampton
University of Leeds