The ITAL Rainbow Board solution (service status indicator feed) will use and combine both the Network Rail TD data and data from the RDG Darwin solution.
The TD data will allow the network to be carved up to a route and station level to identify any delays between two locations. This method allows data down to a TIPLOC level, meaning the solution will be able to identify directional delays.
This will be overlayed by Darwin data that presents the customer view of any known delays to services.
By understanding the topology of the network, the solution algorithm will look for delays to train services between stations and apply an average delay time. The solution will also understand the timetable and will match delays to the frequency of service on each individual route. One cancellation on an hourly service will be “major disruption” to a customer.
The solution will be configurable to apply thresholds at various times of the day, on different days of the week to provide an accurate reflection of the service. This will be a data service providing a route status to the TOCs web agency who will present the disruption on a network map