A REAL-TIME COMPUTER SYSTEM TO AID TRAIN REGULATION AT GLASGOW CENTRAL STATION
The paper describes a real-time computer system to assist in the control of trains at a busy terminal station. It is scheduled to be installed in the Signalling Centre at Glasgow on the Scottish Region of British Railways in 1974. The computer system will process data on trains received from the Train Describer and signalling staff, in conjunction with the timetable data. Replatforming and scheduling algorithms can make recommendations, in real-time on changes to the timetable to avoid potential operating problems due to out-of-course running. Information on the planned working and computed recommendations are presented to the signalling staff on three video displays.
- 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
- Annis, A J
- Brook, G D
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic train control; Computer programs; Information processing; Scheduling; Signaling; Timetables; Train operations
- Identifier Terms: British Rail
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies; Question az40; Train describers
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00052626
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1976 12:00AM