Sending a TCM / PTCPM message to ProRail with the help of Plonquo Trains involves these simple steps.
Set up the system.
Register the Railway Undertaking in the system, register the users and set up a planning workspace.
This has to be done once and takes about 15 minutes.
For every train
Create an activity in the Plonquo planboard.
Adjust this activity, so that it contains the train-path data. (train number, start time, end time, start location, end location).
or, even easier, create an Excel sheet with the basic data for your trains. And then drop this Excel sheet on the planboard.
Now the Activities for the trains will be created in the planboard.
Create a spreedsheet with the train composition.
This spreadsheet contains one line for every asset in the train.
For freight traffic these lines with assets will contain the locomotive(s), the wagons and cargo in the train.
For passenger traffic these lines with assets will contain the vehicles in the trainset or the locomotive + the passenger vehicles in the train.
Drop the Excel sheet with the asset in the train the activity, created in step ONE.
The assets (the passenger vehicles / the locomotive, wagons, and cargos) will now be imported into the Plonquo system.
In the Activity – Asset configurator, you can make the adjustments to the train composition you deem necessary.
Click on the button to send the TCM / PTCPM message to ProRail.
Errors in the message will be visible. You can adjust the problems and resent the message.
The system will generate a notification, when the message is sent to ProRail without problems.