Timetable Attractiveness Parameters

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2008

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Timetable attractiveness is influenced by a set of key parameters that are described in this article. Regarding the superior structure of the timetable, the trend in Europe goes towards periodic regular interval timetables. Regular departures and focus on optimal transfer possibilities make these timetables attractive. The travel time in the timetable depends on the characteristics of the infrastructure and rolling stock, the heterogeneity of the planned train traffic and the necessary number of transfers on the passenger’s journey. Planned interdependencies between trains, such as transfers and heterogeneous traffic, add complexity to the timetable. The risk of spreading initial delays to other trains and parts of the network increases with the level of timetable complexity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPRAIL 2008
Publication date2008
StatePublished - 2008
EventCOMPRAIL 2008 : Computer System Design and Operations in the Railway and Other Transit Systems - Toledo, Spain


ConferenceCOMPRAIL 2008 : Computer System Design and Operations in the Railway and Other Transit Systems
CityToledo, Spain
Period01/01/2008 → …


  • Timetable complexity, Travel time, Timetable attractiveness, Railway timetable, Punctuality and reliability, Transfers, Timetable structure, Timetable
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