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Modeling train movements through complex rail networks

Quan Lu, Maged Dessouky, Robert C. Leachman
2004 ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation  
Trains operating in densely populated metropolitan areas typically encounter complex trackage configurations.  ...  To make optimal use of the available rail capacity, some portions of the rail network may consist of single-track lines while other locations may consist of double-or triple-track lines.  ...  complex rail networks.  ... 
doi:10.1145/974734.974737 fatcat:quaryyc6gncjlfuxe3prz4avqa

RailNet: A simulation model for operational planning of rail freight

Guillaume Michal, Nam Huynh, Nagesh Shukla, Albert Munoz, Johan Barthelemy
2017 Transportation Research Procedia  
In many rail networks, infrastructure constraints force the shared usage of lines between passenger and freight movements.  ...  To this end, a railway operations planning model was developed to simulate and insert feasible rail movements in a non-periodic timetable.  ...  These micro-level models concentrate mainly on train movements and their network operations.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.426 fatcat:bayyjiizn5fsrl2fixai4qcrxa

A Simulation Modeling Methodology for Analyzing Large Complex Rail Networks

Maged M. Dessouky, Robert C. Leachman
1995 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
Therefore, a simulation modeling methodology for analyzing complex rail networks is proposed.  ...  The proposed simulation modeling methodology is then used to analyze train movement from Downtown Los Angeles to the San Pedro Bay Ports.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Couchen Wu for aiding in the development of the simulation models and in the preparation of the data files. Betsy Greenberg developed the  ... 
doi:10.1177/003754979506500205 fatcat:q7xeku52jzcvhebfudbm446ve4

Simulation Model to Management for Trains Movement

Zinah SalihHussein, Basim Khudair Abbas
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
A train movement approach proposed in this paper which is based on calculated "times of train spent on railway until access to next station" by applying several strategies to solve problem for a railway  ...  In this paper depended a best algorithm called discrete probability distributed to simulate operations for train through moving on railway, such as access time, waiting time, leave time, etc. also concluded  ...  To make optimal use of the available rail capacity, some portions for graphical technique modeling such complex rail networks; and use this technique to develop a deadlock-free algorithm for dispatching  ... 
doi:10.5120/16191-5430 fatcat:elfzy7oqgnhurozigrsbengjzq

Real time management of a metro rail terminus

Marta Flamini, Dario Pacciarelli
2008 European Journal of Operational Research  
It mainly consists in routing incoming trains through the station and scheduling their departures with the objective of optimizing punctuality and regularity of train service.  ...  This paper addresses a scheduling problem arising in the real time management of a metro rail terminus.  ...  In this paper we report on the implementation of scheduling algorithms for a real time Train Management System (TMS), able to route and schedule train movements through a metro line terminus.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2006.09.098 fatcat:45w2etnlpzgczn5cov3cilpn44

Multi-modelling for Decarbonisation in Urban Rail Systems

David Golightly, Carl Gamble, Roberto Palacin, Ken Pierce
2019 Urban Rail Transit  
This paper demonstrates a methodology for flexible, dynamic systems modelling relevant to urban rail decarbonisation.  ...  A multi-model was developed comprising key components required for urban rail decarbonisation problems.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was funded by the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) as the Digital Environment for Collaborative Intelligent De-carbonisation (DECIDe) project (COF-IPS-06).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40864-019-00114-2 fatcat:stxh2aurcre3faujk3j3bmnwjm

Railway operations, time-tabling and control

Marin Marinov, İsmail Şahin, Stefano Ricci, Gordana Vasic-Franklin
2013 Research in Transportation Economics  
This paper concentrates on organising, planning and managing the train movement in a network.  ...  In addition, included in this paper are discussions on train operating forms, railway traffic control and train dispatching problems, rail yard technical schemes and performance of terminals, as well as  ...  Optimising network models help to schedule an effective service in complex busy networks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.retrec.2012.10.003 fatcat:wurbikv4afejxeliov2cdkzpyi

Capacity Analysis of a Passenger Rail Hub Using Integrated Railway and Pedestrian Simulation

Y. S. Pu, S. Srikukenthiran, E. Morrow, A. Shalaby, W. Klumpenhouwer
2022 Urban Rail Transit  
Both analytical and simulation methods have been used to analyse complex station areas; however, prior efforts have only focused on either train or pedestrian movements with over-simplified assumptions  ...  This study applies an integrated crowd and transit simulation platform "Nexus" to simultaneously study the impact of pedestrian and train movements on the system performance of a complex railway station  ...  , rail lines and surface network).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40864-021-00162-7 fatcat:iw6obavmyrgplajbgsdlsgfh5i

Estimating flow times for containerized imports from Asia to the United States through the Western rail network

Robert C. Leachman, Payman Jula
2012 Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review  
Queuing models are introduced for estimating container dwell times at rail intermodal terminals and transit times through rail line-haul corridors.  ...  The intent of these models is to estimate changes in container flow times stemming from changes in infrastructure, staffing levels at terminals, or import volumes passing through given infrastructure.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors are grateful to the BNSF and Union Pacific railroads for the provision of 2006 data sets concerning their intermodal terminals and line haul networks.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tre.2011.07.002 fatcat:mjuk2akklrdq7d65lqpbx43xke


2010 Issues in Information Systems  
To accomplish its potential use of a maglev or high speed shuttle train, this study develops a KSCN through simulation and optimization, specifically by utilizing information flows as a platform for manipulating  ...  hub, and a dedicated shuttle train to rapidly ship containers out of the marine terminal to an inland hub.  ...  The rail dispatching simulation model included not only these freight train movements but also all others train movements operating over these main lines.  ... 
doi:10.48009/1_iis_2010_100-110 fatcat:g3vhp5i5svhdtljr3ltiibdjmu

Emissions impacts of a modal shift: a case study of the Southern California ports region

Minyoung Park, Amelia Regan, Choon-Heon Yang
2007 Journal of International Logistics and Trade  
This paper presents a case study examining the emissions impacts of a modal shift from on-road trucks to rail for goods movement through the Southern California ports region, one of the severest nonattainment  ...  for port traffic to be diverted from the severely congested road network to the rail line.  ...  This implies that the existing rail network has a reserve capacity of as many as 10 trains per hour.  ... 
doi:10.24006/jilt.2007.5.2.67 fatcat:cpimkuza7zhfjmnzilymlven5y

High Accuracy Positioning of Backbone Network Infrastructure and Mobile Objects

2019 INCAS Bulletin  
The relevance of the study is that the project implementation will allow providing the high accuracy monitoring of defects and/or deviations of the rail track elements from design parameters, movement  ...  This article deals with the system of high accuracy positioning of backbone railway network infrastructure and mobile objects of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This paper was developed within the project AP05134038 "Development of a software system for managing the network infrastructure of reference GNSS stations using cloud technologies" of  ... 
doi:10.13111/2066-8201.2019.11.4.1 fatcat:g6kznwgcu5eqhcvady6dxo7ume

Evaluating the potential benefits of a rail traffic movement planning algorithm

Paul M. Julich, Charles G. Martin, Stephen L. Brazelton, Daniel F. Curtiss
1999 Proceedings of the 31st conference on Winter simulation Simulation---a bridge to the future - WSC '99  
Precision Train Control™ (PTC) is an effort to optimize the flow of trains on the line of road in order to increase the return on capital.  ...  A large-scale simulation involving approximately 1000 miles of track and 700 trains was conducted to produce an estimate of potential improvement.  ...  One of these areas is the management of the movement of trains across the rail network.  ... 
doi:10.1145/324898.325031 fatcat:fdyprvmjyjgx7gey5qwinylp2y


Nathan Wilson, Cornelius Jacobus Fourie, Romano Delmistro
2016 South African Journal of Industrial Engineering  
Railway systems can pose complex problems for the scheduling and operation of trains. A passenger rail service's first priority is to provide a punctual and safe transport service to its customers.  ...  Managing these disruptions and predicting the extent of its effects is a crucial part of rail network operation. Mathematical models and simulation can be applied to these problems.  ...  Moreover, it possesses the ability to animate the model, making the complex nature of a rail network visual and easier to understand.  ... 
doi:10.7166/27-2-1364 fatcat:o7xav5kfcnbu3psuse6uwlcmgm

Research on digital flow control model of urban rail transit under the situation of epidemic prevention and control

Qi Sun, Fang Sun, Cai Liang, Chao Yu, Yamin Zhang
2021 Smart and Resilient Transport  
Design/methodology/approach This paper analyzes the rules of rail transit passenger flow and updates the passenger flow prediction model in time according to the characteristics of passenger flow during  ...  Findings A series of digital flow control models, based on the time and space composition of passengers on trains with congested sections, has been designed and developed to scientifically calculate the  ...  Yang et al. (2019) developed a passenger flow control model based on a network-level system, discretized the continuous movement of passengers through modeling methods and systematically considered traffic  ... 
doi:10.1108/srt-09-2020-0010 fatcat:6m54xhw3kve2thcdyi3k3oueiu
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