WIT Press


Optimizing Railway Timetables With OpenTimeTable

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040641

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

309 kb

Author(s)

A. Nash & M. Ullius

Abstract

OpenTimeTable is a computer program designed to help railway timetable planners evaluate actual schedule adherence data. The program analyzes the differences between actual and scheduled timetable data and presents this information in a variety of graphical and statistical formats. Railroad planners use this information to improve timetables, ultimately leading to a more attractive service and more efficient infrastructure utilization. Schedule planners use OpenTimeTable to download actual timetable data for a specified corridor from railroad company databases. Next they produce graphical timetables, delay distributions, capacity utilization graphs, and a variety of statistical data from the downloaded information. Generally planners perform these analyses in an interactive manner to better understand reasons for systematic schedule delays and develop mea

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