WIT Press


Information Systems For Railway Infrastructure Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040181

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

253 kb

Author(s)

R. Macário & C. Marques

Abstract

As the railway market becomes more disaggregated and complex, comprehensive and reliable information systems are necessary to enable the integration of information flows, driving modernisation in the railway sector. As a direct consequence of the implementation of EC Directive 91/440 splitting railway infrastructure from train operation, it has become necessary to know more about the core activities of the network provider, hence the development and implementation of information systems tailored to the specificities of the sector. Railway Infrastructure Managers need to be able to manage their level of activity against costs, while regulatory bodies, control bodies and researchers also require having such detailed information available, which is currently scarce and making a detailed analysis difficult. Such hurdles

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