WIT Press


Timetable Stability - Using Simulation To Ensure Quality In A Regular Interval Timetable

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040561

Volume

74

Pages

14

Published

2004

Size

5,065 kb

Author(s)

J. Demitz, C. Hübschen & C. Albrecht

Abstract

A regular interval timetable is characterised by train services that run in a fixed pattern, e.g. every 60 minutes. All trains of the pattern depart at the same station at the same minute during the whole day. To enable the passengers to reach all stations that cannot be connected by direct trains there are connections between several services at network nodes. The connection times are often short (generally less than 8 minutes). Therefore, there is a strong demand for a very good on time running in the network. Otherwise delays will be transferred between trains that do not interact directly or connections for passengers are lost. The 2003 passenger timetable was constructed from the concept worked out by North Rhine-Westpha

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