Modeling time table based tram traffic

L├╝ckerath, Daniel and Ullrich, Oliver and Speckenmeyer, Ewald (2012) Modeling time table based tram traffic.
Published in: Simulation Notes Europe Vol. 22 (2). pp. 61-68. ISSN 2305-9974

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Abstract

In mid-sized cities, tram networks are major components of public service infrastructure. In those networks with their typically dense schedules, multiple lines share tracks and stations, resulting in a dynamic system behavior and mounting delays following even small disruptions. Robustness is an important factor to keep delays from spreading through the network and to minimize average delays. This paper describes part of a project on simulation and optimization of tram schedules, namely the devel-opment and application of a simulation model representing a tram network and its assigned time table. We begin by describing the components of a tram network, which consist of physical and logical entities. These concepts are then integrated into a model of time table based tram traffic. We apply the resulting simulation software to our hometown Cologne's tram network and present some experimental results.


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ZAIK Number: zaik2011-622
Depositing User: Daniel L├╝ckerath
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 08:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 15:22
URI: http://e-archive.informatik.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/691

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