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Timetable planning and information quality

The book comprises a number of research papers presented at several Computers in Railways Conferences. The book can serve as an introduction to the theory of railway traffic, timetable design, operations analysis, simulation, safety and control for Master and PhD students from engineering faculties and professionals working in the railway industry.
Print Book, English, ©2010
WIT Press, Southampton, ©2010
Conference papers and proceedings
209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
9781845645007, 1845645006
Part A. Timetabling RailML - a standard data interface for railroad applications; Timetable stability - using simulation to ensure quality in a regular interval timetable; Crystal diagram: a technique for making high-density diagrams; State-of-the-art of railway operations research; A Decision Support System for railway timetabling (MOM): the Spanish case; Method and software tool for an optimized passenger orientated connection management; Applying multiscaling analysis to detect capacity resources in railway Networks. Part B. Operations Analysis Simulation of disturbances and modelling of expected train passenger delays; Evaluating stochastic train process time distribution models on the basis of empirical detection data; Development of a dwell time calculation model for timetable planning; Evaluation of punctuality on a heavily utilised railway line with mixed traffic; Automated analysis of train event recorder data to improve micro-simulation models. Part C. Rescheduling Optimal train control at a junction in the main line rail network using a new object-oriented signalling system model; Running time re-optimization during real-time timetable perturbations; An algorithm for train rescheduling using rescheduling pattern description language R; The contribution of state resources in a constraint-based scheduling model for conflict solving at railway junctions; A Petri nets based decision support tool for railway traffic conflicts forecasting and resolution; Comparing the effectiveness of two real-time train rescheduling systems in the case of perturbed traffic conditions; A novel train rescheduling algorithm for correcting disrupted train operations in a dense urban environment.
"This edition provides selected papers presented during the last three Conferences on Computer System Design and Operations in the Railway and Other Transit Systems in 2004, 2006 and 2008"--Préf