Coast control for mass rapid transit railways with searching methods

Wong, K.K. & Ho, T.K. (2004) Coast control for mass rapid transit railways with searching methods. IET Electric Power Applications, 151(3), pp. 365-376.

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With daily commercial and social activity in cities, regulation of train service in mass rapid transit railways is necessary to maintain service and passenger flow. Dwell-time adjustment at stations is one commonly used approach to regulation of train service, but its control space is very limited. Coasting control is a viable means of meeting the specific run-time in an inter-station run. The current practice is to start coasting at a fixed distance from the departed station. Hence, it is only optimal with respect to a nominal operational condition of the train schedule, but not the current service demand. The advantage of coasting can only be fully secured when coasting points are determined in real-time. However, identifying the necessary starting point(s) for coasting under the constraints of current service conditions is no simple task as train movement is governed by a large number of factors. The feasibility and performance of classical and heuristic searching measures in locating coasting point(s) is studied with the aid of a single train simulator, according to specified inter-station run times.

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ID Code: 37951
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Rapid Transit Railways, Coasting Control, Searching Methods, Heuristic Methods
DOI: 10.1049/ip-epa:20040346
ISSN: 1751-8660
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2010 23:12
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:42

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