WIT Press


Train Network Simulator For Support Of Network Wide Planning Of Infrastructure And Timetables

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000261

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,492 kb

Author(s)

D. Middelkoop & M. Bouwman

Abstract

Train network simulator for support of network wide planning of infrastructure and timetables D. Middelkoopl & M. Bouwman2 1 Railned, Dept. of Innovation, 3500 HA Utrecht, The Netherlands. 2Incontrol Business Engineers, 3606 AKMaarssen, The Netherlands. Abstract The Dutch rail network system is among the world's most heavily loaded and highly interconnected train networks. The network-wide timetable changes every year, due to an ever-changing market demand of freight and commuter transport. Furthermore, the network is constantly expanded in the form of new infrastructure, in order to cope with the increasing market demand. This turbulent environment makes the task of deciding where to develop new railway infrastructure, and how and where to allocate network capacity to train operating companies, very complex. Up until now, the network wide planning of infrastructure and timetables was a very static task, whereas the outside world - the train network in reality - is v

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