WIT Press


Joining GIS-database And Timetable Simulation To Optimise Asian Railways Topology And Operation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040081

Volume

74

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

1,175 kb

Author(s)

F.R. Haferkorn, H.H. Nguyen & C. Schürmann

Abstract

Asian Railways are merging. There are feasibility studies for a unified line from Singapore to Kunming linking Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and China. This line may later on become part of the Southern Corridor of the Trans- Asian Railways connecting Europe to Eastern Asia. This new line will induce additional traffic especially on Vietnam Railways, additional and upgraded infrastructure, denser timetables and higher transportation expenses. But it may also mean a chance to improve socio-economic conditions, e.g. establishing a reliable meshed network, introducing higher standards in just-in-time production and fast multi-modal passenger transport. The authors propose a joint approach to combine GIS databases, GIS techniques and timetable simulation tools into a comp

Keywords