Program Boosts Capacity

Recently launched by Brazil's CFlex, "Trains" uses graphic interfaces and computational algorithms to reduce the time trains spend on single track lines passing one another in loops. It analyzes information to offer conditions and options to freight train dispatchers and controllers. It currently operates on two Brazilian railways: Northeastern Railway (CFN) and Latin American Logistics (ALL). "Trains" is designed for flexibility, and to be able to adapt to any operational setting. The value of "Trains" is significant: it is assumed that for every $1 (US) invested, return on capital expenditures will be $10 (US) as long as there is a 1% reduction in transit time. Within two months of installation on ALL, train stop time decreased almost 17%, showing a 10% operating capacity gain of railway at harvest time. It is applicable to scenarios including: real time planning and train dispatching; real time train conflict resolution; maintenance and repair right-of-way issues; train prioritization; train creation or suspension; and train arrival time estimation.


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  • Accession Number: 01045392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 2007 5:52PM