Khatib & Alami to use PTV Group's Visum for GCC Rail study

PTV Visum technology to support network efficiency research as part of passenger and freight traffic forecast study

PTV Visum will be used for GCC Rail [representational].
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PTV Visum will be used for GCC Rail [representational].

Karlsruhe, Germany-headquartered traffic and logistics software technology company PTV Group will work with construction consultancy Khatib & Alami to implement a traffic forecast study for GCC Rail’s passenger and freight numbers, with the consultancy to use the PTV Visum software to deliver the project for Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf’s Secretariat General (GCC-SG).

In a statement, PTV Group said traffic analyses and forecasts using PTV Visum would allow planners and operators to make decisions regarding where network lines should run, how they can be connected, and their frequency.

Commenting on the development, Khatib & Alami’s vice president, Ramadan Harb, said: “PTV Visum software will be used to model the current conditions of the transport network for the GCC countries including traffic distribution and volumes across the different modes and transport links.”

PTV Group’s managing director for India, Middle East, and Africa, Andrea Petti, added: “With this win, our transport planning software PTV Visum will become an integral part of GCC’s ambitious railway passenger and freight services network project.

“Once fully established, this network will connect all GCC countries, offering an integrated transport platform for freight and passenger services.”

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