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Semi-demand Operation Of Intercity Railway Transportation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000381

Volume

50

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

665 kb

Author(s)

Z. Yang, T. Koseki & S. Sone

Abstract

Semi-demand operation of intercity railway transportation Z. Yang % T. Koseki* & S. Sone^ i Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. ^Department of Electrical Engineering, Kogakuin University, Japan. Abstract The semi-demand operation of the intercity railway transportation in order to improve the service level and reduce the operational costs is proposed in this paper. The semi-demand operation is a flexible operation method based on the passengers' demands, its definition is given firstly. Assuming the intelligent pas- sengers assistance system and a new seat reservation method proposed by authors are introduced to a railway transportation system, then, we shown the possibility for realizing the new operation method. In order to investigate the effects of the semi-demand operation, we summarized several operation cases such as a tempo- rary train stopping, allocating the reserved seats in one lump sum, etc. Finally, the eff

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