DISBUS Operational optimization of long-distance bus stations using SLOT-Management

Together with partners from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic, BLIC recently completed an Eurostars innovation project called DISBUS, which aims to support and optimize the scheduling and operational control of long-distance bus stations.

The prototype of an adaptive scheduling system for the operation of long-distance bus stations was developed, which can be flexibly adapted to the respective requirements. It saves time and resources to automate daily processes and tasks with such a system. It supports the disposition of planned processes as well as necessary actions due to delays or short-term changes in the timetable.

The user interface is based on the work processes of long-distance bus stations, which were analyzed in detail within the DISBUS project.

Overview with preview of planned platform placings

The DISBUS system provides the following functionalities, among others:

  • Automated import or manual entry of timetable data,
  • Automatic assignment of bus stops to stop positions,
  • Clear presentation of the planned placings of the bus platforms (see illustration),
  • Interactive changes and automatic booking suggestions in case of schedule deviations and delays,
  • Monitoring of planning rules and conflicts,
  • Report on arrival and departure times for billing purposes.

You want to learn more? Please address to Christoph Herzog (ch@blic.de).

The project was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Eurostars programme.