WIT Press


Evaluation Of Robustness Indicators Using Railway Operation Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR140271

Volume

135

Pages

11

Page Range

329 - 339

Published

2014

Size

491 kb

Author(s)

L. W. Jensen, A. Landex & O. A. Nielsen

Abstract

The classical way of evaluating the robustness of railway timetables is the use of microscopic simulation. This is precise and offers a high level of detail, but it also requires a high amount of work. The alternative is to use robustness indicators that directly or indirectly indicate the robustness of a railway system. However, the semantics of these are mainly unknown and indicators are therefore best for comparison of alternatives. The paper therefore reviews and evaluates different robustness indicators against a microscopic simulation. This evaluation show that the indicators compare well to the microscopic simulation and are, to some extent, able to predict the outcome of the simulation.

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