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Railway Timetabling & Operations

Author: Autorenteam
2nd edition
Layout: 332 pages, Hardcover
Format: 165 x 240mm
ISBN: 978-3-7771-0462-1
69.00 EUR Quantity

Brief description

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This is an updated, revised and extended edition of ‘Railway Timetable & Traffic’,

published in 2008. It describes the state-of-the-art methods of railway

timetabling and optimisation, capacity estimation, train operations analysis

and modelling, simulation, rescheduling and performance assessment. The

intention is to stimulate their broader application in practice and to

highlight current and future research areas. It is directed at academics,

Masters and PhD students, as well as professionals from the railway industry.

It will also be of interest to the public authorities that tender, monitor and

perhaps fund railway service provision. The overall aim is to improve the

attractiveness and efficiency of the train services which can be offered to the

public.   The key to achieving a higher efficiency and quality of train

operations is an awareness of the impact of availability, reliability and

robustness of the subsystems on train processes. A deeper insight into the

probability of incidents and the propagation of train delays depends on a

thorough analysis of real world railway operations and the feedback obtainable.

This leads to an optimisation of the timetable and a network-wide improvement

in traffic management performance. This know-how should increase the

efficiency of the railway system, making it more attractive for regular,

occasional and new customers, and ensure that the railways continue to

innovate. They will then be able to make the maximum contribution possible to

the transport needs of the future.

Ingo A. Hansen
Jörn Pachl

Thomas Albrecht, Olaf Brünger, Gabrio Caimi, Francesco Corman, Elias Dahlhaus, Andrea D’Ariano, Rob M. P. Goverde, Ingo A. Hansen, Dennis Huisman, Pavle Kecman, Leo Kroon, Gábor Maróti, Ullrich Martin, Giorgio Medeossi, Chris Nash, Nils Nießen, Dario Pacciarelli, Jörn Pachl, Alfons Radtke, Andrew Smith, Robert Watson, Phillip Wheat, Jianxin Yuan

  1 Introduction
  2 Timetable Design Principles
  3 Infrastructure Modelling
  4 Running Time Estimation
  5 Energy-Efficient Railway Operation
  6 Queueing
  7 Timetable Stability Analysis
  8 Optimisation Models for Railway Timetabling
  9 Bi-level scheduling in highly utilised networks
10 Simulation
11 Statistical Analysis of Train Delays and Movements
12 Train delay prediction
13 Rescheduling
14 Performance Evaluation
15 Economic performance assessment in railways
16 Conclusions