Mr. H. Dreyfus, Assistant to the Head of the SNCF Information Processing Department, introduces these two articles. He explains the difference between the airways and the railways reservation systems, the former issuing the passenger a complete ticket immediately; he reveals the complexity of the problem and also the advantages of finding a solution to it quickly. In the first article, the authors, who are Ingenieurs Principaux at the Transport Management and Information Processing Department, after giving a short historical account, explain the studies carried out and the objectives of the electronic reservation of accommodation, as well as the methods followed to achieve them; they underline the efforts made to widen, by improving them in both quality and quantity, the conditions of use and the services provided customers, as well as to raise the efficiency of rolling stock management. In the second article, Mr. Humbertjean, Chief Architect at the Equipment Management, explains the importance of the equipment of all types that will be required for the operation of the electronic seat reservation computers. He refers to the precautions of all kinds that have to be taken when installing such equipment and as a consequence, the special conditions that have to be observed when designing and constructing, and subsequently managing, the important building for housing it adjacent to Paris-Pont-Cardinet station; he gives its characteristics, the construction methods used and the special technical arrangements made, more particularly for telecommunications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Humbertjean, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-11


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00047790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM