British Rail to Railtrack
In April 1994, British Rail was split and created the privately owned Infrastructure Provider, Railtrack. In addition, 25 Train Operating companies, 3 Rolling Stock Leasing companies, and a number of other companies were also formed. For the railways across Europe, there is a need to be able to manage the creation of timetables across company boundaries. In the UK timetables are to be developed between Railtrack and the Train Operating Companies, creating a need for a timetabling systems able to support the new process.
First version of TrainPlan
ComrecoRail produce the first version of TrainPlan to support Timetable planning, and within 6 months TrainPlan has its first customer.
TrainPlan chosen by Railtrack
TrainPlan is chosen by Railtrack as the timetabling system to support their side of the Bid/Offer process.
Funkwerk becomes Trapeze Group Rail
Funkwerk becomes Trapeze Group Rail after acquisition by Volaris Group, a multinational based in Canada, and traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Trapeze Group Rail rebrand as Signature Rail
Trapeze Group Rail rebrand as Signature Rail to ensure a laser focus on our Rail customers and their needs. Decision Science is now key to what we do, and the TrainPlan and RailPlan solutions are now part of a complete Enterprise Rail suite that includes Power Modelling, Rostering, and On-the-Day management of Stock and Crew. Throughout our history the company has been keen to integrate technical and railway professional expertise in the development of its products, and this will continue into the future.
Signature Rail forms part of Modaxo
“Modaxo’s expertise, global bench strength, and singular focus on People Transportation make it a great home for technology companies that share our vision to efficiently move the world’s people” – Bill Delaney, CEO, Modaxo.
Modaxo is a new, dedicated global organisation bringing together businesses from across Volaris Group that collectively focus on advancing new technologies and innovations for People Transportation.
With more than two dozen companies (Signature Rail being one of them), representing 12 brands, Modaxo comprises 2,000 people, operating from 35 offices in 21 countries around the world.
Visit Modaxo.com to find out more.