WIT Press


Line Integrated Traffic Operation Assistance System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR160021

Volume

162

Pages

12

Page Range

11 - 22

Published

2016

Size

3,812 kb

Author(s)

H. Ochiai, T. Nakamura, M. Kitai

Abstract

The West Japan Railway Company is developing a traffic operation assistance system in cases of abnormal traffic congestion. The main target of this system is, when an abnormal situation arises in traffic operation, to establish a rescheduled diagram as quickly as possible and to rapidly transmit it and the certain execution of it. For this purpose, this system supports three types of assistance functions such as grasping the situation and rescheduling and instruction/notification sending in cases of abnormal traffic congestion. Also, to estimate objectively the effect of these assistance functions, we made a real time train traffic simulator to precisely simulate an abnormal traffic situation. The assessment result, applying this simulator, showed a dramatic reduction of the operator’s work processes and the factors of communication loss and mistreatment may also be reduced.

Keywords

programmed route control system, rescheduling, simulator