WIT Press

An Access Rights Database And Validator

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000191

Volume

50

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

821 kb

Author(s)

N.G. Harris & G.B. Cooper

Abstract

An access rights database and validator N.G. Harris' & G.B. Cooper* The Railway Consultancy Ltd., London, UK. * Railtrack pic., Euston Square, London, UK. Abstract Under European Commission regulations, railway infrastructure must either be run as a separate company independent of train operations, or have separate accounts prepared. In either case, however, formal access rights are required in order that it is clearly understood which trains are permitted to operate, where and when. In Britain, there are over 30 operators with access rights onto Railtrack's network. Their legal rights are enshrined in Track Access Contracts, but there are a number of problems with these, which are making it difficult for Railtrack to manage the network, and to make investment decisions. Railtrack therefore conceived the idea of an Access Rights DataBase (ARDB), containing operators' rights in a standardised numerical form; results from this will be presented. However, validating these access ri

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