WIT Press


Automated Disruption Management For Urban Railway Systems Under The Considerations Of Energy Efficiency

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR120451

Volume

127

Pages

10

Page Range

533 - 542

Published

2012

Size

466 kb

Author(s)

J. Adamek & R. Sch¨onemann

Abstract

While energy-efficient train control allows for the optimal driving for a single train, there is much more potential in saving energy when the traffic on the whole network is examined.A combination of energy-efficient train controlwith methods of automatic rescheduling opens up possibilities for a smoother traffic and the prospect of reducing energy consumption in railway networks. In order to attain the minimal energy consumption in every operating status, the research project \“Energy-Efficient Disruption Management” has been set up to investigate the potential of making dispatch decisions regarding the aspect of energy reduction. In the event of an unplanned interruption of service, the system automatically proposes several solutions. Various criteria, such as delays, but also the energy consumption are evaluated in order to support the decision making process at the control centre in case of disruptions. Keywords: energy-efficient train driving, disruption management, rescheduling, dispatching, decision support system.

Keywords

energy-efficient train driving, disruption management, rescheduling, dispatching, decision support system