After reading the “Stations, Routes and Other Basics” chapter, you can now learn how to actually set up timetables.
Free vs. Premium
Day templates and tour calendars are only available in the “Premium“ version. In the “Free“ version, you can manage your schedule on the Administration area›Sale›Tours page.
Creating timetables and tours
This makes variations in your schedule very easy to manage – just create every tour at the time of its actual departure, without caring about rules and patterns of the timetable.
Use day templates (see below) to create timetables with recurring patterns.
Before you can create timetables, you need to create a timetable
After creating a timetable, go back to the list view and click “Manage tours”.
The calendar view is for bulk-editing a timetable.
Apply day template: The selected day template will be copied into the selected days.Delete tours: All tours on the selected days will be deleted. This cannot be undone. Note that if there are
When you have created tours, it will take a few minutes to add them the connection database.
Single day view
Clicking a calendar day (see “open day details” above), you get to the single day view. It shows all tours of one day of a timetable.
Tour ID: Every tour has a unique identifier which is assigned by the system.Departure time: The local departure time at the first
As already mentioned, Tixys does not store patterns for recurring tours. But of course, there are tools to create a set of uniform tours.
A day template is a set of tour “prototypes” that represent a typical day. They can be applied to a larger number of days in the timetable calendar view.
Applying means that they are copied into the selected days. If you modify a day template after applying it, the already created tours in the timetable will not be updated!
It is not mandatory to use day templates, but it will usually save you a lot of work.
Creating and modifying day templates
If, for example, you have the same set of 10 tours on almost each Sunday of the year, go to Administration area›Operations›Day templates and create a new day template:
Tour list: Each row represents one tour. When the day template is applied to a timetable day, all theses tours will be created as specified. For the meanings of the columns, see above (calendar single day view).Add a tour: Add a tour to the list by clicking add tour.Remove tour: Remove a tour from the day template list by clicking the little cross symbol.
You can delete old day templates if you don’t need them anymore. This will have no influence on the timetable.
Applying day templates
After you have created the timetable, you can apply a day template to one or more days in a timetable.
- Go to Administration area›Operations›Timetables and switch to the calendar view of the desired timetable.
- Select the days to which the tours from the day template are to be copied (see above, “calendar view”).
- Select a day template to be applied and click apply.
- Tixys will calculate how many days are affected and how many tours will be created, and will ask you to confirm that the tours should be created.
- After confirming, the tours will be created and can be booked a few minutes later.