Phase Path Elaboration

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Without RFC

With RFC

DESCRIPTION

  • IMs review the path request and prepare the draft offer. Once the draft offer is complete, they can submit it to the observation phase
  • The offer should be harmonized with the neighbours
  • If the Draft Offer deadline has passed and one of the IMs is late in preparing the offer, the IMs who finished on time can make a partial offer and start the partial harmonization process to move on to reach the Final Offer phase; only if the dossier does not contain PaPs. 
  • If the dossier contains PaPs then the involved RFC gets the leading role until the Active timetable phase. With this role, RFCs can check the offer after IMs finalize the preparation of their draft offer. The partial harmonization process is not supported for dossiers with PaPs.
  • Once the dossier reached the path elaboration phase the following timetable will be copied over to the IM timetable:
    • New path request without PaPs: Applicant timetable
    • New path request with PaPs: C-OSS timetable

POSSIBLE TRANSITIONS

New Path request without PaPs

Possible transitions diagram from Path Elaboration in New Path Request Process

 

New Path request with PaPs

 

Transition list 

New Path request without PaPs

  • Path Elaboration -> Draft Offer
    • Who:
      • Leading IM
        • Restrictions
          • IM own reference point: Mandatory times completed
          • IM lights all green
      • PCS system (Automatic promotion)
        • Restrictions
          • IM own reference point: Mandatory times completed
          • IM lights all green
  • Path Elaboration -> Partially Harmonized Offer
    • Who:
      • Any IM
        • Restrictions
          • IM own reference point: Mandatory times completed
          • IM own light green
  • Path Elaboration -> Harmonization
    • Who:
      • Leading Applicant: Withdraw dossier (IM TT, if it exists, is deleted in the process)
      • Leading IM: Reject Dossier
    • Restrictions: None

New Path request with PaPs

  • Path Elaboration -> Draft Offer
    • Who:
      • C-OSS
        • Restrictions
          • IM own reference point: Mandatory times completed
          • IM lights all green
      • PCS system (Automatic promotion)
        • Restrictions
          • IM own reference point: Mandatory times completed
          • IM and C-OSS lights are all green
  • Path Elaboration -> Harmonization
    • Who:
      • Leading Applicant: Withdraw dossier (IM TT, if it exists, is deleted in the process)
      • C-OSS: Reject Dossier
    • Restrictions: None

Permissions

  • Leading Applicant
    • Read-only access to the submitted Applicant Timetable 
    • Edit train composition only
    • Withdraw dossier back to Harmonization
    • Read-only access to the IM TT after the Draft offer deadline
  • Applicants
    • Read-only access to the submitted Applicant Timetable 
    • Read-only access to the IM TT after the Draft offer deadline
    • Edit train composition only
  • Leading IM
    • Read access to the whole dossier
    • Write access to its own section (own IM TT)
    • Reject dossier
  • IMs
    • Read-only access to the whole dossier
    • Write access to its own section (own IM TT)
  • C-OSS
    • Read-only access to the whole dossier timetable area
    • The leading role only to promote the dossier 

OTHER DETAILS

Read-only access to Applicants after Draft Offer Deadline

To give applicants transparent information in the path elaboration phase, all involved Applicants will have read-only access to the IM-timetable after the draft offer deadline for delayed dossiers.

The read-only access description 

  • IM's acceptance indicator is green, the IM timetable will be visible
  • IM's acceptance indicator is NOT green, the IM timetable will NOT be visible to Applicants. A warning message indicates that  " The offer is still in progress"
  • In the Path Elaboration and in the Post-processing phases PCS displays the status of the acceptance indicators in "Control" or in "Basic Data" (at the participating companies section) to identify who is green, red, yellow, or blue. 

Withdraw dossier

If the Applicant needs to withdraw the path request, the Process type very much depending on when the action is done.  The Path Request Deadline is the reference date & time of this action.

Before Path Request Deadline

If the Applicant withdraws the path request and submits it again before the Path Request Deadline, it will have no impact on the process type of the dossier it stays unchanged.

All Applicant should check the dossier to make sure that requirements for the Path Request Deadline are completed:

  • Mandatory and missing parameters are fulfilled
  • Calendar synchronozed
  • All Applicants must have green lights

After the Path Request Deadline for the New Path Request

If an Applicant already submitted the path request and the withdrawal is done after the Path Request Deadline for the New Path Request, the dossier process type will change to Late Path Request!

 

Partially Harmonized Offer details

PCS does not prevent the IMs from finalizing and submitting the draft offer later.

If the deadline for draft offers is passed according to the RNE timetabling calendar and not all IMs have set their acceptance indicators to green, the IMs are forced by national legislation to send the offer:

  • If an IM has to switch to a partial offer do the following:

    • IM has to enter information about the legal requirement for switching the dossier to partial offer now, without all IM acceptance indicators green.
    • Go to "Control" and press the "Switch to Partially Harmonized Offer" button
    • Enter the "Reason for the action" which is saved in the "Comment" area. At this moment the dossier is still in the Path Elaboration phase. There are two things that can happen to submit the draft offer:

      • Automatic promotion: it happens once on the DRAFT OFFER DEADLINE and after the system checks all green lights every night at 23:00 one month after the deadline and promotes the dossiers from the Path Elaboration to the Observation phase.

      • Manual promotion: In "Control" press the "Submit Partial Draft Offer" then the dossier reaches the Observation phase and Applicants can start their observations. It is highly recommended for the IMs to submit an offer in PCS manually!

  • Applicant/IM pairs of the same dossier now might be in different phases until the Final offer phase.
  • In the Printout, the field "Dossier type" indicates the partial offer process.

  • Due to new development PCS is merging partially harmonized offers to fully harmonized again if:
    • All IM lights were green before the draft offer deadline
    • All IM lights were green before the final offer deadline