Process Description

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Processes, basic schema
 
Dossier process types are defined in order not to mix up the terms with the rest of the Dossier types. PCS currently supports four different timetable processes.
 

New path request  

This was the first implemented process in PCS, aimed to support path requests for yearly timetables which are issued by Applicants before X-8 ("second Monday in April”)
Path Consulting Phase: The feasibility of the particular path request involving both Applicants and IMs should be checked with this process type Since version 2.2.1 this process type cannot be opened on a stand-alone basis - it can be only started form the Harmonization Phase for all process types except "Catalogue path” 
 

Late path request 

This process is used for path requests that are issued by Applicants after X-8 for the yearly timetable until X-2 
 

Ad-Hoc path request 

This process is used for path requests during the timetable year on an ad-hoc basis, and between X-2 and X for the next timetable year. New since 3.0: It fully covers the Short Term Path Request and includes all steps of that process
 

Short Term Path Request

This process is used for path requests during the timetable year on an ad-hoc basis, regarding the requirements of TAF-TSI Short Term Path Request messaging process. Similarly, as for the ad-hoc process type, it is supposed to be used between X-2 and X for the next timetable year.
 
The opening of dossiers with this process type is not currently possible since Ad-Hoc Path Request process type covers the functionality fully. The process type itself still exists in the system for the case if the regulation would divide ad-hoc / short term requests to the time limited processes (e.g. that Ad-Hoc process type applies for the requests which have to be handled more than 5 days before train departure, and Short-Term requests apply for the requests which have to be handled less than 5 days before the train departure).This process type is foreseen only for InfrastApplicantcture Managers for their coordination for international catalogue paths.
 

Special Process types

Path Modification

This process type covers the changes (times, parameters, adding or canceling the days of train operation) initiated by any involved Applicant within a dossier.
 
The dossier has to be in the Active Timetable phase!
 

Path Alteration 

This process type covers the changes (times, parameters, canceling the days of train operation) initiated by any involved IM within a dossier. The dossier has to be in the Active Timetable phase!
 

Feasibility Study

The feasibility of the particular path request involving both Applicants and IMs should be checked with this process type.
Since version 2.2.1 this process type cannot be opened on a stand-alone basis - it can be only started form the Harmonization Phase for all process types except "Catalogue path”.
 

Catalogue path 

This process type is foreseen only for InfrastApplicantcture Managers for their coordination for international catalogue paths.
 
IMPORTANT: process type cannot be changed in the dossier manually - the system automatically sets the process type corresponding to the time of the year! Only the Short Term Path Request was a special case until the PCS release 3.0 - it had to be opened directly from the Inbox by Applicants. New since 3.0: Short Term Path Request is integrated into the Ad-Hoc Path Request process type which is set automatically by the system for the requests opened from X-2 to X+12.