For newly introduced transport services, there´s not only the transport aspect that matters what the new service will bring to passengers, but also the operating costs are very important. In this area the systematic timetable planning plays an important role. Total costs of the transport system are significantly affected by the fixed costs, deriving from the number of regular deployed vehicles and drivers, related to the overall transport performance and total operational productivity. Advanced timetable engineering means a strong link between timetables, vehicles and infrastructure. The article demonstrates this approach on the example of the introduction of new express trains Praha – Plzeň – Cheb / München in the timetable 2017/18.