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Railway operations, time-tabling and control

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov, Professor Ismail Sahin, Dr Gordana Vasic Franklin



This paper concentrates on organising, planning and managing the train movement in a network. The three classic management levels for rail planning, i.e., strategic, tactical and operational, are introduced followed by decision support systems for rail traffic control. In addition, included in this paper are discussions on train operating forms, railway traffic control and train dispatching problems, rail yard technical schemes and performance of terminals, as well as timetable design. A description of analytical methods, simulation techniques and specific computer packages for analysing and evaluating the behaviour of rail systems and networks is also provided.

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Author(s): Marinov M, Sahin I, Ricci S, Vasic-Franklin G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Research in Transportation Economics

Year: 2013

Volume: 41

Issue: 1

Pages: 59-75

Print publication date: 05/12/2012

Date deposited: 16/02/2013

ISSN (print): 0739-8859

ISSN (electronic): 1875-7979

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2012.10.003


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