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Computer-Aided Planning Of Rural Train Runs In Lower Saxony

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970031

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,232 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Markus Hesselfeld, Volker Klahn & Klaus Weisbrich

Abstract

In the last years in Germany the conditions for planning and management of public transport have been fimdamently changed: All federal states of Germany (eg. Lower Saxony or Bavaria) have to plan the rural railway traffic for their own and afterwards to order the train runs at the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) or other transport companies. For this purpose the Rural Transport Planning Company of Lower Saxony (LNVG) was founded in Hannover. The aim of the LNVG is the planning of a passenger friendly rural railway traffic in Lower Saxony. In such a complex railway system (see figure 1) even small alterations to individual components have wide consequences. This makes computer-assisted methods indespensable for the planning task. For this pur

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