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Regulation of train service by coasting control in metro railway system

Wong, K.K. & Ho, T.K. (2003) Regulation of train service by coasting control in metro railway system. In Computational Methods in Engineering and Science : Proceedings of the 9th International Conference EPMESC IX, Taylor & Francis, University of Macau, China.

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Abstract

To maximise the capacity of the rail lineand provide a reliable service for pas-sengers throughout the day, regulation of train service to maintain steady service headway is es-sential. In most current metro systems, train usually starts coasting at a fixed distance from the departed station to achieve service regulation. However, this approach is only effective with re-spect to a nominal operational condition of train schedule but not necessarily the current service demand. Moreover, it is not simply to identify the necessary starting point for coasting under the run time constraints of current service conditions since train movement is attributed by a large number of factors, most of which are non-linear and inter-dependent. This paper presents an ap-plication of classical measures to search for the appropriate coasting point to meet a specified inter-station run time and they can be integrated in the on-board Automatic Train Operation (ATO) system and have the potential for on-line implementation in making a set of coasting command decisions.

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ID Code: 38391
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Coasting control, Railway engineering, Traffic regulation
ISBN: 9789058095671
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
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Swets & Zeitlinger
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2010 14:06
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2011 03:40

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