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A Simulation-based Approach For Evaluating Train Operating Costs Under Different Signalling Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT130121

Volume

130

Pages

13

Page Range

149 - 161

Published

2013

Size

335 kb

Author(s)

G. Corapi, D. Sanzari, V. De Martinis, L. D’Acierno & B. Montella

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a model framework for providing optimal driving strategies and related speed profiles which minimise the energy consumption of rail convoys. Previous models were extended and applied to evaluate the effects of different signalling systems upon rail operating costs. The proposed method was tested on a real rail network, the Cumana suburban railway (Italy). Keywords: signalling systems, energy consumption, rail operating costs.

Keywords

Keywords: signalling systems, energy consumption, rail operating costs.