WIT Press


Reducing Delays By Means Of Computer-aided ‘on-the-spot’ Rescheduling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040611

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

326 kb

Author(s)

J. Jacobs

Abstract

Set out in this paper is a means of automatic traffic regulation incorporating the basic aspects of train-path management. The procedure presented herein generates new, non-conflicting running schedules whenever conflicts become imminent due to the operating situation that is obtained. Adopting an asynchronous approach based on blocking times simultaneously ensures that even very remote conflicts can be identified and, indeed, resolved. The new procedure allows conflict-resolution proposals to be submitted to the traffic controller or else traffic to be regulated on an automated basis. Keywords: rescheduling, simulation, train scheduling. 1 Introduction In the course of becoming modern, customer-responsive transport enterprises, railways need to guarantee not only that trains are run safely and to schedule but also that the process is efficie

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