Stations, Routes and Other Basics

Stations and routes are the basic timetable object types of your shop. Learn how they work and how they interact with other object types.

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Day templates are only available in the “Premium“ version.

Basic terms

When managing your timetables, you should know about a few important terms and their meaning in Tixys:

  • A station is a geographical point where your vehicles stop to let passengers get on or off.
  • A route is a chain of stations. It defines the order of stations and their distance from each other, in minutes.
  • A vehicle type is a type of bus, plane, ferry or train which you are using to transport your passengers.
  • A tour is the service on a route, with a vehicle of a certain type, at a given date and time.
  • A timetable is simply a set of tours. It can be activated or deactivated in order to switch the availability of the tours contained in it.
  • A day template is a helper tool to create tours in a timetable. It is used as a blueprint to generate series of uniform tours.

For example, your tour with ID 12345 might start on October 25th at 7:30 am, going on route “D-Town Express” along the stations “A-Town”, “B-Town”, “C-Town” and “D-Town”.

Creating stations

Stations are managed in Administration areaOperationsStations. Each station has a name, a description, a geographical location, and a timezone.

  • The name and the description are both multilingual.
  • The geographical location will be shown on a map to customers.
  • Make sure to set the correct timezone, because it is used to calculate departure and arrival times.

To see a screenshot of the station list/edit screens, see the “The Administration Area” chapter.

Creating routes

Routes are managed in Administration areaOperationsRoutes. When editing routes, it is important to set the exact distances between the stations, and the exact standstill periods. They are used, together with the stations’ timezones, to calculate the actual departure and arrival times.

Add stations: Select a station to add to the route and click “add”.Position: Click and drag the handle to modify the order of stations.Duration: Enter the travel duration, in minutes, to the next station.Standstill period: Enter how long the vehicle will wait at the station until the departure at that station.Remove: Click the cross to remove a station from the route.

You can now continue reading the “Creating and Managing Timetables” chapter which explains how to actually set up your timetable.