RAILWAY AREA SIMULATION: AN AID TO TRAIN CONTROL
The paper describes a computer-based model of a railway network developed by the BR R&D Division. This model was designed to permit the evaluation of advanced train control strategies without resorting to practical tests on the real railways. Comprehensive facilities are provided by the simulator to handle the many complex facets of railway operation. The simulator has been used by BR to study train control strategies. It has also been employed to evaluate train service plans and line capacities, particularly for services of high density which demand running at close headways.
- 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.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Breen, R C
- Stewart, J M
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train control; Computer programs; Information processing; Planning; Railroad facility operations; Railroad simulators; Railroad trains; Scheduling; Simulation
- Identifier Terms: British Rail
- Uncontrolled Terms: Line capacity
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Question az40; Train planning; Train simulators
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00052625
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM