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TILOS World Class Railway Construction Project Management Software

TRIMBLE TILOS railway construction project management software has been used to build and repair thousands of kilometres of light and heavy railway worldwide.

Are you a project planner or construction manager that needs to develop a comprehensive, reliable and easy to understand project plan for your railway project?

Railway construction and repair projects have very specific, complex challenges that are difficult to manage using traditional project management software.

Typically, the results are:

  1. Inefficient: “Getting the data I need requires an excessive amount of resources”
  2. Simplistic: “It’s very difficult to determine what work is done where”
  3. Impractical: “Field personnel are manually tracking project progress”
  4. Inaccurate: “It seems impossible to create a reliable baseline”
  5. Confusing: “The plan doesn’t provide clear data to contractors, stakeholders and staff”

Imagine what a fully automated railway construction project management software could do for your project.

TILOS makes planning a railway construction project easy.


TILOS comes equipped with an entire library of robust, industry specific features that mean you can create a reliable, accurate and easy to understand plan quickly, even for complex reconstruction and maintenance projects.

Track renewal projects carried out during off-peak hours need an extremely detailed plan to make sure that on Monday morning the trains can run as usual.

Especially for projects like these with tighter time constraints, TILOS provides a powerful automated method of planning by evaluating all distance based constraints that might affect the working speed.

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Fast & Efficient:

Create an accurate plan in just a few hours

Get a detailed execution plan containing all the tasks, resource load, costs and also the train movements required for logistical support.

Create a new project from robust templates and predefined project parameters:

  • Import site data from Excel
  • Project details, such as the start and end coordinates in both time and distance are predefined for the new project.
  • TILOS software automatically provides a library of resources & activities needed for railway reconstruction and maintenance.
  • All activities have pre-set work and resource and productivity rates.
  • Processes in sequence are automatically kept the appropriate distance away so tasks do not cross over.


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Simple & Intuitive:

Identify opportunities and modify the plan painlessly

Opportunities for speeding up the schedule are obvious with TILOS. Optimal time and distance ratios are automatically calculated. Changes to the schedule can be made easily without creating an undue volume of tasks:

  • TILOS railway construction software will automatically calculate the effect of complexities like crossings, switches and bridges on the schedule using standard planning algorithms.
  • TILOS calculates how many railcars of a certain type are needed for a certain distance, or will calculate the distance that can be serviced by one train in the allocated time.
  • TILOS calculates the number of sleepers needed for track renewal trains and the number of railcars to carry them to site.
  • Train setup times at crossings or the beginning of an activity are automatically calculated and automatically updated with schedule changes.

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Clear & Easy To Communicate:

Display the entire scope in one view

TILOS stands for TIme, LOcation Software.

Based on the proven methodology of the linear scheduling method, TILOS railway construction project plans are generated via an interactive Time – Distance Diagram

  • The entire project scope is displayed between the Time Axis and the Distance Axis, in one diagram.
  • The project plan is visually connected to the physical construction site.
  • See what work has been done where, and communicate easily with field personnel.
  • The view can be customized to remove or display differing levels of detail so communicating relevant information to disparate stakeholders is truly easy.


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Painlessly Exchange Data:

Integrates with the tools you use:

TILOS is a world-class railway construction project management software that integrates with common project management tools.

And, if you ever need assistance, TILOS is supported by multi-lingual support staff across the Americas.

  • TILOS Integrates with Primavera P6, Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject.
  • Import data such as crossings, mass haul, elevation or site map into TILOS.
  • Insert data from spreadsheets into TILOS .


Since 1999, TRIMBLE TILOS has been the preferred choice of global leaders in infrastructure construction.

TILOS has been used with the following railway construction projects:

  • The Crossrails project in London, United Kingdom
    California High Speed Rail, USA
  • SNCF High Speed Rail Extension to Bordeaux, France
  • Riyadh Metro, Saudi Arabia
  • Honolulu Area Rapid Transit
  • Bay Area Metro, USA
  • Toronto Transit LRT Extensions, Canada

and many, many others.

Example of railway infrastructure plan made with TILOS
example of a railway project plan made with TILOS

Some of the brands that trust TILOS

“TILOS is making our lives easier. It helps us to sort out any issues of logic before they become a problem. It also allows us to communicate clearly to all teams involved exactly what we are aiming to do and is a good tool to demonstrate to all stakeholders what we are going to deliver.”

Awesome piece of software, with many applications on the job.

Our company is one of North America’s largest pipeline owner companies. Having researched the marketplace for a linear project planning tool, we chose TILOS.  When we have used TILOS on major pipeline projects during construction, it has provided rich construction decision support information.

This information is used to: optimize the construction program with resultant direct dollar savings.

For me, TILOS is the ultimate tool to overlook and plan all schedules along a distance. Much better than a bar chart.

I have found TILOS to be simple and it is now central to my preparation of tender or cost estimates. Importantly, it allows me to immediately update data when changes occur and provide real-time monitoring of progress.

TILOS transformed our engineer’s attitude to project scheduling from something extra they never had time for to a tool they “owned” and wouldn’t go to a meeting without.

I have seen similar software programs earlier, but TILOS is the most flexible and informative I’ve seen up to now.

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