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The European Project COMBINE 2 To Improve Knowledge On Future Rail Traffic Management Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040701

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

298 kb

Author(s)

M. Giannettoni & S. Savio

Abstract

M. Giannettoni & S. Savio Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Università di Genova, Italy Abstract In this paper the authors present the results of verification and evaluation activities carried out for the final assessment of the project called COMBINE 2, co-funded by the European Union within the Information Society Technologies Programme. The objectives of the COMBINE 2 project were twofold: on one hand, to estimate the impact on rail traffic management of installing in-vehicle positioning and communication equipment, in order to reduce the technical gap between current and future signalling systems, on the other hand, to address the new generation of Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) able to efficiently manage large railway networks equipped with mixed signalling systems. To reach those objectives, COMBINE 2 has also devised new approaches for traffic optimisation and new methodologies for managing the interaction among TMSs controlling adjacent railway areas. Such approaches and methodolo

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