Corporate or local railway trains organisations operate a dispatching command centre, which comprises mainly the centre’s engine room equipment and dispatching room equipment. The dispatching room supervisory station can fulfil centralised dispatching functions, ensuring that the scheduler is able to remotely monitor the real-time operating status of the train operating under its designated area and actual station status from the dispatching room, including railway and inter-regional occupancy status, upcoming forks along the railway path, and signaller status. This is to facilitate the scheduler’s control of trains based on the actual situation, and the system also needs to provide some auxiliary functions to reduce the daily workload of the scheduler, which includes mainly:

•  Permission-based landing restrictions

•  Train management

•  Operating diagram management

•  Live train tracking

•  Planning management

•  Dispatching tasks

•  Dispatching order management