The ‘Rail rotation templates’ functionality helps you to create recurring train rotations and terminal visits, by a few mouse clicks
Quicker and less error prone
Go to the templates overview screen
Create a template with data you want pre-filled when creating a rotation
Generate one or more rotations based on one or more templates
Inspect your results on the rotations screen
2Templates overview screen
Templates overview screen
Navigate to Configuration
Click on the Rail rotation templates
You are now in the template overview screen
The template list is sorted similar to the Rotations screen: Train number – shuttle name – day of week.
3Adding a rotation template
Adding a rotation template
Click “New template”
Add all information about the rotation and visits, that you want to have pre-filled
Then click “Save template”
Explanation of Discharge / Loading voyage number
Fill in the first two letters and the last two digits
HCN derives the year and week number
HCN completes the discharge and loading voyage numbers by adding the year and week number
HCN derives the week number from the first departure day of the arrival train.
If the last visit is in the next week, causing a different week number for the loading voyage, use the option ‘Loading voyage only’
If the first visit is in the next week compared to the departure day of the arrival train, then use the option ‘Discharge and loading voyage’
Explanation for entering visiting information
The template “visit” has the option to use a timetable slot, where you can leave the ETA, ETD and number of handlings empty. HCN retrieves the valid slot times and numbers at the time of generation (step 4). These slots have been prepared for you by the terminal in HCN.
Select one or more templates and click ‘Generate rotations’
Select the date range
Click “Create rotations”
HCN creates rotations based the selected date range in the popup, compared to the ‘First departure day’ defined in the template
The ‘Create rotations’ button shows that three rotations are created. In this example, three rotations are created because 1 template train starts on Monday, 1 template stars on Friday. The selected week is from Monday 1 November until Monday 8 November.
Suppose however you selected a rotation with Train first departure day on Monday
If the date range does not contain a Monday then no rotations are created
If the date range contains two Mondays, two rotations are created
Rotations are added to the ROTATIONS Overview screen
Pay attention: HCN does not check on unicity of rotations. Please remove duplicate rotations.
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