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A Study Of An Implementation Method For Making A Synchronised Schedule Of The Mass Transit Network

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT150411

Volume

146

Pages

11

Page Range

509 - 519

Published

2015

Size

190 kb

Author(s)

K. Moro, Y. Sugai

Abstract

In this paper we propose the concept of entropy of the timetable to evaluate the mass transit system. This concept simplifies the problem of the synchronisation of the timetable. Additionally, we show how to use the concept of the entropy for evaluation. We first describe the importance of the synchronised periodic railway timetable, and also the conditions for the synchronisation of the timetable.We next present a difficulty encountered when we synchronise the timetable completely everywhere in the transit network. This difficulty is attributed to the restriction of train headway in the synchronisation of the timetable. Then we must simplify the problem of synchronisation of the timetable by removing some constraints. Lastly, we indicate that using the concept of the entropy is useful for solving the complex problem.

Keywords

entropy, synchronisation of timetable, periodic timetable, evaluate mass transit system