An on-line decision making program run off on a process computer for space and time reasons cannot in all cases produce optimum decisions. The intention is to solve satisfactorily as high as possible a percentage of conflict situations encountered by the application of simple and manageable decision making rules. In the remaining decisions to be taken by the controller he is assisted by computer prepared decision aids in the form of tables and graphs. The program described here consists of several modules, the first of which relates to a route traffic control system intended to be further developed parallel to practical testing. The control process is initiated in cycles and when special events occur (e.g. track closure). After each start, the timetables are generally compiled in advance for all trains, covering almost the next half hour (block sections and occupation times). The controller is advised of all conflict situations and how they can be corrected. Decisions by the controller override computer decisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A summary contained in ORE report #AZ40/RP 6/E, RRIS #052600, Section 17, RRIS Bulletin 7502. Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Schenk, O
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM