Author(s): N. Boland, I. Evans, C. Mears, T. Niven, M. Pattison,
M. Wallace & H. Waterer
In a suburban passenger railway network, a delay of a single train is likely to affect
not only the passengers aboard or waiting for that train, but those on subsequent
trains as well.
These knock-on effects are caused by the delayed train blocking
sections of track and lead to congestion and slower boarding rate on overcrowded
When a delay has occurred, the delayed trains and other nearby trains can
be re-scheduled to minimise the detrimental effect of the delay.
This paper shows
how to re-schedule to minimize negative impact on passengers.
A simple double track train network with a single delay is considered.
model takes into account the travel times of passengers, boarding times at stations
which are lengthened when the train is crowded, and the ability of trains to bypass
passenger delay, rail, disruption, recovery.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/CR120461
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