Dr.METRO: A Demand-responsive Metro-train Operation Planning Program
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S. M. Oh & J. H. Min
This paper introduces Dr.METRO, which is a demand responsive metro-train operation planning program. It involves several key functions for metrotrain operation planning such as the data handling of passenger traffic, demand forecasting, train scheduling and the sequencing of a train-set operation. It uses mathematical optimization techniques to solve the train scheduling problems and heuristic algorithms for the sequencing of a train-set out of the train schedule. Besides the optimization technique-based algorithms, it fulfils several useful graphic user interface (GUI) functions that are designed to be user friendly. Dr.METRO is a software program developed to operate stand-alone with a compact and open structure. Its operating condition is IBM – a compatible PC and Windows framework. One of its merits is that a planner can use it separately from a formal business process in a company. So that he/she can prepare a train schedule according to his/her own creative concept and experience, not being restricted to organizational considerations. Dr.METRO helps them perform various quantitative analyses on schedule, sequence and monitor passenger traffic for better a train schedule and train-set sequence. Keywords: Dr.METRO, train, schedule, sequence.
Dr.METRO, train, schedule, sequence.