Calendar and Offset



The purpose of the calendar is to help you manage your path request and to determine the days of the week when the train should run.

With the online calendar function, you have the freedom to customize your calendar from origin to destination according to your business needs.



  • The first path section is the reference point and the system calculates the running days from the departure time of the origin in all subsequent path sections based on defined actual arrival and departure times, manual offsets and timezone offsets.
  • For applicants is a blocking point to submit path requests with an inconsistent or empty calendar
  • IMs/ABs can send draft offers to applicants with an inconsistent calendar


The whole calendar view with the calendar preview and circulation day preview can be seen in the tooltip exactly the same way as in the geography view. The running days of the selected timetable will be shown in detail in a daily calendar on the right side of the screen. The user can edit here the validity period of the timetable, apply a formerly defined traffic period, or customize manually the running days.



Customization can be done by:

  • Years: system selects/deselects all days of the particular year
  • Months: system selects/deselects all days of the particular year
  • Circulation days: system selects/deselects all days of the particular day of the week
  • Individual day: system selects/deselects that day
  • Period: same the user can use the ctrl+shift option to select periods in the calendar similar to Windows

The offsets are calculated from the origin (reference) point always. However, there are three different types of offsets in PCS.

  • Automatic offset (days): The offset values are automatically calculated by the system if the time field has already reached 24 hours. The system interprets the existence of the midnight crossovers from one point to the next.
  • Manual offset (days): The offset values are expressed in days. It can be zero if the path section calendar equals the origin (reference) point's calendar. The manual offset can be positive when a train stays at the station for longer than 24 hours. In this case, the user can indicate the long stop with a manual offset.
  • Time-zone offset (hours): PCS doesn't store information about the locations and their relations to the different time zones in Europe. However, you can enter the times in local time and they should indicate in the timetable with the time-zone offset, in which time zone they meant the entries.