A New Delay Forecasting System For The Passenger Information Control System (PIC) Of The Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen
Free (open access)
K. Fukami, H. Yamamoto, T. Hatanaka & T. Terada
The former delay forecasting system for the PIC calculates the delay by adding a fixed station-to-station running time to the departure time. However the system has two problems. The first problem is that it cannot reflect the delay that occurs between stations, which is very important because the distance between stations of the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen is very long. The second problem is that the delay often changes until the train departs the terminal station owing to transportation changes by the conductors. To solve these problems, we have developed a new delay forecasting system for the PIC of the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen that simulates actual train movement. The system mentioned above has been used since July 2003. This system has offered precise delay information since then, and has made great contributions towards improving the service level of Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen. Keywords: simulation, passenger interface, traffic control. 1 Introduction The Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen, the main artery of the Japanese transport network, is a very punctual railway system. When delays occur, passengers expect precise delay information. To satisfy such demand, PIC reports delay of the trains to departure indicators and automatic announcement systems at stations. To improve the service level of Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen, we have developed a new delay forecasting system for the PIC that simulates actual train movement.
simulation, passenger interface, traffic control.