WIT Press


'Tramatik', A Simulation Program For Tramway And Light Rail Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940541

Volume

6

Pages

7

Published

1994

Size

653 kb

Author(s)

P. Brunner

Abstract

Tramatik', a simulation program for tramway and light rail systems P. Brunner Parser Abstract The simulation program "Tramatik" aUows quantifying in advance the effects of planned changes to infrastructure or timetables for tramways. It can simulate any tramway or light rail system. The simulated operation is displayed in a diagram of the network and as graphic timetables. Why Simulate Tramway Operation ? The use of simulation for railway operation is a proven method when the follo- wing questions arise: • Is it possible to modify the operational concept (e.g. with a denser timetable) while retaining an existing infrastructure ? • What are the effects of planned changes to the infrastructure on operation ? • What changes to the infrastructure are necessary to improve operation ? What operating costs can be saved by improving the infrastructure ? For tramway networks the questions to be solved are often identical. This is the field where "T

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