Free vs. Premium
Day templates are only available in the “Premium“ version.
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
passengersget 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”.
Stations are managed in Administration area›Operations›Stations. Each station has a name, a description, a geographical location, and a timezone.
- The name and the description are both
- The geographical location will be shown on a map to
- 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.
Routes are managed in Administration area›Operations›Routes. 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.