Computation and evaluation of scheduled waiting time for railway networks

Alex Landex

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    Abstract

    Timetables are affected by scheduled waiting time (SWT) that prolongs the travel times for trains and thereby passengers. SWT occurs when a train hinders another train to run with the wanted speed. The SWT affects both the trains and the passengers in the trains. The passengers may be further affected due to longer transfer times to other trains. SWT can be estimated analytically for a given timetable or by simulation of timetables and/or plans of operation. The simulation of SWT has the benefit that it is possible to examine the entire network. This makes it possible to improve the future timetable by analysing different timetables and/or plans of operation. This article presents methods to examine SWT by simulation for both trains and passengers in entire railway networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputers in Railways XII : Computer System Design and Operation in Railways and other Transit Systems
    PublisherWIT Press
    Publication date2010
    Pages911-921
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84564-468-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event12th International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and other Transit Systems - Beijing, China
    Duration: 31 Aug 20102 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 12
    http://www.wessex.ac.uk/10-conferences/comprail-2010.html

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and other Transit Systems
    Number12
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period31/08/201002/09/2010
    Internet address
    SeriesW I T Transactions on the Built Environment
    ISSN1746-4498

    Cite this

    Landex, A. (2010). Computation and evaluation of scheduled waiting time for railway networks. In Computers in Railways XII: Computer System Design and Operation in Railways and other Transit Systems (pp. 911-921). WIT Press. W I T Transactions on the Built Environment