Through transport entails: consignment with appended tariff, loading, forwarding, unloading and delivery. However, according to the author, it was established that 93% of the data required for computing the consignment note was also required for transport control. This discovery led to the idea of integrated transport control. The author presents its economic advantages, and shows the organization of the "Hanover Cybernetic Island". He describes: (1) the data capture which automates the task of the Commercial Departments; (2) the operational control of a marshalling yard, which is facilitated, anticipated and allows for forecastings on train movements; and (3) the interface between marshalling yard control and running on line traffic. One figure presents the data processing layout of the Island. To conclude, the author presents some ideas on future developments of the system and the DB's future prospects.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 491-503

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM