SBB from Switzerland starts using software developed by Bouvet


12.03.2014


Erex is a system that makes it possible to control and accurately bill the energy used by trains in six countries in Europe. The system is developed by Bouvet. Now the swiss railway company, SBB, has joined the partnership.

 The Erex team

Bouvet's Erex team

We are very proud to announce that SBB has joined Eress partnership, says Terje Stømer, Chairman of the partnership's Steering Board. Switzerland and specifically the Swiss Federal Railways are known for outstanding "Swiss made" quality and for us, it is an honor to be the chosen one. We welcome SBB in the partnership, which we expect to continue extending throughout Europe, concludes Stømer.

Eress is a non-profit organisation, jointly owned by its partners, committed to the development, implementation and supply of the Erex system. The Erex IT solution provides a thoroughly tested and established system for managing and billing consumed energy on trains. Erex makes possible to control and accurately bill the energy each train uses. Infrastructure Managers get the sorted energy data from Erex system. With this data, they send accurate bills to each of the train operators running on their national and cross border tracks. For train operators, Erex means that they pay just for what they use, since bills are based on precise energy measurement. Without Erex, bills are based on estimates. Accurate energy data is the starting point for other environmental initiatives. With data coming from Erex, it is possible to analyse energy consumption patterns and take measures on how to reduce consumption. Erex can save up to 30 percent of energy consumption.

Eress is a partnership between Banedanmark (Rail Net Denmark), Infrabel (Belgian Railway Infrastructure Manager), Jernbaneverket (Norwegian National Rail Administration), Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration), Liikennevirasto (Finnish Transport Agency) and SBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways).