Decision Support In The Train Dispatching Process
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T Kvist, P Hellström, B Sandblad & J Byström
One key area has received special attention in Sweden and that is the role and working environment of the operators, e.g. the train dispatchers. It will in the future be important to have operators with the adequate knowledge and skills, working in an efficient organisation. The operators must also be supported by adaptable and adequately designed decision support and control systems. The emphasis in this paper is on decision support in the train traffic control centre. The goal is to develop and evaluate, simple, easy to use support tools. Support tools that must have the potential to be of practical use. In order to reach this goal it has been necessary to make a survey of how the dispatchers actually handle the process of conflict solution and re-planning. This work, as well as its results is presented in this paper. Furthermore is the design of the decision support tool to be implemented briefly described.