With nearly 30 years of experience, HaCon has established itself as a leading European player for planning, scheduling and information solutions. HaCon’s TPS solutions for train planning and capacity management enable network providers and operators to make the most of their infrastructure and significantly improve their work and business processes regarding operative timetable planning and real-time dispatching. TPS Online, the new member of the TPS family, has been developed specifically for ad-hoc train dispatching that controls and optimizes everyday rail operations. Short-term disruptions such as delays, broken shunting points or signaling systems can be processed in real time. TPS Online detects conflicts that have an impact on the entire railway network and offers automatic, semi-automatic, and manual conflict resolutions. As a result, dispatchers can now immediately respond to disturbances, for example by advising trains to wait for each other, by redirecting them or by scheduling a change of track.

The high quality software products and solutions prompted the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to honour HaCon as one of the “50 Smartest Companies” worldwide. Since 2017, HaCon has been a member of the Siemens family. Headquartered in Hannover, Germany, HaCon also holds offices in Berlin, Paris, New York and London.



OpenTrack Railway Technology Ltd. develops and markets simulation tools for public transport systems, and develops data exchange formats for railway applications. OpenTrack Railway Technology is a spinoff-company from the ETH Zurich.

The company was founded in 2006. Locations are in Zurich (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria). In further countries local distributors are responsible for the distribution and marketing of our simulation tool OpenTrack (Italy, Czech Republic, Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, China).

OpenTrack is a railway simulation tool developed at the ETH Zurich. It is a catalyst for practical economic solutions to complex railway technology problems. OpenTrack Railway Technology also provides consulting services in railway information technology.



Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945.

The company employs more than 14,000 experts globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

With 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large.

Ramboll works across the following markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting.

We partner with our clients to create sustainable societies where people and nature flourish.

With our unique combination of technical excellence and socio-economic insights we deliver enduring structures, resource-efficient solutions and socially cohesive communities for today and tomorrow. We have a multidisciplinary approach to what we do and what we aspire to achieve. We work to create a sustainable society where improved quality of life and economic growth is enabled by innovative and durable solutions to the most pressing needs, challenges and concerns for businesses, public institutions and people. Often these challenges are related to the physical environment in which life unfolds – natural resources, infrastructure, buildings and structures, urban spaces – and our ambition is to help drive a sustainable transition towards a more resource efficient future.

With the same passion and care of a carpenter giving shape to wood, trenolab blends big data analysis, sophisticated simulation, remarkable experience and passion to develop effective solutions for improving railway operations.

Our highly skilled team of transport, railway and computer experts combine professional experience with the latest findings from academic research. In only a few years we have become a worldwide leader in operations planning for all types of rail-based transport from metros to high-speed lines, for projects ranging from day-to-day operations to long-term planning.

trenolab has developed a suite of software tools designed to help quickly and effectively solve complex railway operations problems: trenissimo is an entirely new simulation tool designed to make the simulation more intuitive, accurate, and effective in its support to the various stages of planning. trenoanalysis explores railway traffic data, representing them using a wide range of diagrams and statistics at different aggregation levels, while trenoplus is a smart working space and a unique combination of micro and macroscopic models to reach the highest planning accuracy in a few clicks. 

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. The results of our work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. With 15,000 employees in Northern Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every project. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.9 billion (EUR 1.8 billion). The company is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB.

VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, delivers innovative applied research on commission. The research is carried out within the areas of traffic, transport and infrastructure and covers all transport modes. One core area of expertise is railways and rail bound transport.
VTI is a governmental agency with 220 employees in an interdisciplinary organization. The institute has the right to appoint professors and currently has professors in pavement technology, human-machine interaction, environment and transport economics.
The academic and scientific competence together with advanced testing equipment make VTI a prominent actor, both nationally and internationally.