WIT Press


PETER, A Performance Evaluator For Railway Timetables

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000391

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,030 kb

Author(s)

G. Soto Koelemeijer, A.R. lounoussov, R.M.P. Goverde & R.J. van Egmond

Abstract

PETER, a performance evaluator for railway timetables G. Soto y Koelemeijer*, A.R. lounoussov*, R.M.P. Goverde^ & R.J. van Egmond* ^Faculty of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands ^Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands Abstract An important step in the design of a timetable for a railway system is the evalu- ation of a candidate timetable. This evaluation mainly checks the robustness of the timetable with respect to delays, usualy by means of simulation. Recently the Dutch railways has developped a timetable generator DONS and a simulator SI- MONE for this purpose. However, such simulation studies are time consuming and defining a representative simulation study is not straightforward. An analyti- cal tool for performance evaluation is provided by event graph theory. Event graph theory provides the minimal cycletime, which together with the timetable cycle- time gives a rough me

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