WIT Press


Simulation And Railway Timetabling Norms

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040691

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

339 kb

Author(s)

M. Vromans, R. Dekker & L. Kroon

Abstract

Speed differences between local trains and intercity or high-speed trains are one of the main causes of the high utilization rate, and therefore of the sensitivity for disturbances of the Dutch railway system. In this research a practical case is evaluated, where a situation with large speed differences is compared with a situation with small speed differences. The speed differences are decreased by redistributing the stops over the train services: fewer stops of the local services are compensated by extra stops of the intercity trains. The simulation software SIMONE is used to evaluate the different scenarios on punctuality. The program is capable of simulating nationwide networks and communicates with the

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