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Assessment and Development of Railway Operations using Computer Applications

M.A. ElSayed1 and M.A.M. Ali2

1Department of Track and Railway Operations, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
2Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Minia University, Egypt

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M.A. ElSayed, M.A.M. Ali, "Assessment and Development of Railway Operations using Computer Applications", in , (Editors), "Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology", Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 5, 2014. doi:10.4203/ccp.105.5
Keywords: railway optimization, railway evaluation, railway operation, railway simulation, railway network.

Railway simulation techniques using computer-aided programs replace the actual railway network with a model that can be easily tested for any desired changes and modifications in the infrastructure or in train operation. The main goal of the research, described in this paper, is the study and application of the simulation, optimization and evaluation of the movement of trains over a railway network, with different suggested modifications in the infrastructure, rolling stock or scheduling, using recent computer applications in railway operations. The proposed simulation program (RailSys 3.0) was applied to the ABO-KIR railway line in Alexandria, as a case study, to assess the impact of changing track configuration and operating systems on the performance measures and time-table preparation. First, all the infrastructure elements and the operation components of the ABO-KIR railway line were entered into the computer to construct the simulation model. The simulation process was then carried out to construct a graphical model of the case-study track including line alignment and train movements, of the existing railway line. Then eight different alternatives were generated, analyzed and evaluated, each alternative contains a certain operating aspect with a different train control technique.

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