In the last years, real-time railway traffic optimization experienced an increasing interest due to the expected growth of traffic and the limited possibilities of enhancing the infrastructure, which ask for a more efficient use of resources and the application of more advanced decision support tools. This paper presents a computerized train dispatching system, called ROMA (Railway traffic Optimization by Means of Alternative graphs), for supporting railway traffic controllers during operations. Innovative scheduling and rerouting algorithms have been developed in order to globally optimize disturbed railway traffic conditions. ROMA can anticipate the evolution of traffic, including the propagation of delays in a regional railway network, and can estimate the effects of different dispatching measures during a period of about 15 minutes ahead. Therefore, ROMA would enable traffic controllers to frequently perform incremental changes to the actual timetable to accommodate changes in traffic patterns due to disturbances, such as train delays and blocked tracks. An extensive computational study is carried out, based on a dispatching area of the Dutch railway network, to show the high potential of our train dispatching system as a support tool to improve punctuality.

D'Ariano, A., Corman, F., Hansen, I.A. (2008). Evaluating the performance of an advanced train dispatching system. In 2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008 (pp. 1-6) [10.1109/INFRA.2008.5439676].

Evaluating the performance of an advanced train dispatching system

D'ARIANO, Andrea;CORMAN, FRANCESCO;
2008-01-01

Abstract

In the last years, real-time railway traffic optimization experienced an increasing interest due to the expected growth of traffic and the limited possibilities of enhancing the infrastructure, which ask for a more efficient use of resources and the application of more advanced decision support tools. This paper presents a computerized train dispatching system, called ROMA (Railway traffic Optimization by Means of Alternative graphs), for supporting railway traffic controllers during operations. Innovative scheduling and rerouting algorithms have been developed in order to globally optimize disturbed railway traffic conditions. ROMA can anticipate the evolution of traffic, including the propagation of delays in a regional railway network, and can estimate the effects of different dispatching measures during a period of about 15 minutes ahead. Therefore, ROMA would enable traffic controllers to frequently perform incremental changes to the actual timetable to accommodate changes in traffic patterns due to disturbances, such as train delays and blocked tracks. An extensive computational study is carried out, based on a dispatching area of the Dutch railway network, to show the high potential of our train dispatching system as a support tool to improve punctuality.
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D'Ariano, A., Corman, F., Hansen, I.A. (2008). Evaluating the performance of an advanced train dispatching system. In 2008 1st International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future, INFRA 2008 (pp. 1-6) [10.1109/INFRA.2008.5439676].
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