Train describer records as a source of information for infrastructure monitoring, performance analysis and traffic management

P. Kecman, R. M P Goverde, L. A. Hansen

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Abstract

Data records from tram describer systems represent a valuable source of information for analysing system performance and assessing railway timetable quality. The aim of this paper is to introduce the Dutch tram describer system and present algorithms developed for automatic identification of track blockages, route conflicts (including the identification of conflicting trains), accurate arrival and departure times/delays at stations, and realized train paths on track section level with the associated blocking times. Analysis of these realisation data can be used to identify incidents and disruptions, as well as to determine structural errors in the timetable design in order to increase the system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing, RCM 2011
Number of pages5
Volume2011
Edition581 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event5th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing, RCM 2011 - Derby, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Nov 201130 Nov 2011

Conference

Conference5th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing, RCM 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDerby
Period29/11/1130/11/11

Keywords

  • route conflicts
  • timetables
  • train describers

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