WIT Press


Circle Rail Transit Line Timetable Scheduling Using Rail TPM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR100851

Volume

114

Pages

8

Page Range

945 - 952

Published

2010

Size

764 kb

Author(s)

J. Zhibin, G. Jia & X. Ruihua

Abstract

Timetable scheduling is an important and difficult task in operation. Rail TPM is a user-friendly rail transit timetable scheduling tool, it can be easily scheduled for simple-path, share-path or circle-path trains. This paper emphasizes the definition of circle line topology structure, time-space structure, calculation and application of rolling stocks, rolling stocks assignment, train storage management, transfer schemes and so on. Finally, a case study of Line 4 in Shanghai illustrates the practical value of the Rail TPM program. Keywords: rail transit, time-space diagram, circle routing, computing, Rail TPM. 1 Introduction The growing mobility in the big cities of China puts pressure on both the road and the rail transit network. High quality rail transit services are needed to facilitate the increasing numbers of passengers. The rail transit system plays a key role in mobility in urban cities. With the rapid development of rail transit lines in China, more and more types of transit lines are in operation, such as \“Y” type and circle type lines. Rail transit has the characteristics of simple track, small train interval, flexible rolling stock turn-back, and high peak-time passenger flow and so on. Timetable scheduling is an important and difficult task in operation. The circle line is very important in the rail transit network. The flow characteristics, traffic organization and passenger organization of the circle line are different from other rail line types. In particular, the train diagram compilation in a circle line needs to consider the line structure, flow characteristics, customer service and rolling stock assignment. References [4] and [5] studied the key issues of time-space

Keywords

rail transit, time-space diagram, circle routing, computing, Rail TPM