This computer model simulates train movements on any number of tracks linked by switches and controlled by signals. The simulation logic is based on some operating characteristics, such as interaction between the train movement and the switch status, length of switch/track occupancy time determined by transit time and traffic conditions, variable impact of delayed train arrival on train departure in the station etc. This model has been extensively used for evaluating new station track design and track capacity expansion studies. It produces two types of output: the train delay reports and the switch/track utilization reports. The required input data includes the train schedule and the train routes description.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Direct requests to Manager, Operational Research, Canadian National. Publications: "A Computer Model for Simulation of High Density Train Movements on Multiple Track Terminal Controlled by Complex Signal System", by H.S. Chen, R. Belanger, and F. Bartunck, 1974, Research Rpt., CNR.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian National Railways

    935 la Gauchetiere Street, West
    Montreal, Quebec H3C 3N4,   Canada 
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM