Calendar and Offset

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A calendar entry is mandatory for the timetable in the dossier. With an empty calendar, a dossier cannot be moved to the Path Request. The entered running days are valid for the departure of the origin (reference) point. The calendar view could be reached via the timetable segment of the dossier with the calendar tab. In the calendar view, PCS will list all the available timetables same as in the geography view. 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 details 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

As it was written before, offsets are calculated from the origin (reference) point always. However, there are three different type 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 on the station 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, each user should 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.