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Automatic Conflict Detection And Decision Support For Optimal Usage Of Railway Infrastructure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR001031

Volume

50

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

782 kb

Author(s)

F. Makkinga & S. Metselaar

Abstract

Automatic conflict detection and decision support for optimal usage of railway infrastructure F. Makkinga & S. Metselaar Holland Railconsult, Infrastructure Division, The Netherlands Abstract The Conflict Detection and Decision Support (CD/DS) system assists the train process supervisor in keeping the route-setting scheme up-to-date and free from conflicts. During 1999, the CD/DS system was approved and authorised for installation and pilot site operation in the western area of the Netherlands. For the first time, the system was used by supervisors. Train movement predictions, reporting and conflict resolution were evaluated under operational conditions. The system fulfilled expectations and largely satisfies the end user, i.e. the train process supervisor. This paper describes the CD/DS process and presents the results of the trials. 1 Introduction Netherlands Railways are operating an increasing number of trains (about 6 000 per day) in order to provide the required trans

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