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Optimising Departure Times At A Transport Interchange To Improve Connections When Services Are Disrupted

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040711

Volume

74

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

361 kb

Author(s)

R. Takagi, C.J. Goodman & C. Roberts

Abstract

When train services are disrupted, it becomes highly probable that passengers wishing to connect to another service at an interchange miss their connections. Action might be taken to avoid this by means of holding a departing train to maintain the connections. However, if there are already a relatively large number of passengers in the departing train and relatively few transfer passengers, then the benefit of maintaining the connection may be less than the disbenefit of delaying the departure of the particular train. This paper presents a conceptual demonstration of the automatic optimisation of departure times of trains when one train arrives late at the interchange, using accumulated travel time increase (total passenger-minutes) as the evaluation

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