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Railway Timetable & Traffic: Analysis, Modelling, Simulation

24 Feb 2008

Book review

by Ingo Arne Hansen and Jörn Pachl

TIMETABLING and traffic management are two basic elements of public transport operations, which are inherently linked, but a gap remains between the theory of timetable compilation and the operation of services on a daily basis.

This compendium of 12 chapters contributed by members of the International Association of Railway Operations Research, looks at timetable design, traffic modelling and analysis, with examples of calculation and practical applications. The early chapters consider the theory of timetable design and infrastructure modelling, whilst later sections look at issues such as energy efficiency, stability analysis, dealing with disruption and performance evaluation.

ISBN 978 -3-7771-0371-6

€38 from Eurailpress, DVV Rail Media, PO Box 101609, D-20010 Hamburg, Germany.
www.eurailpress.de