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  • Tools for real-time perturbation management including human machine interface

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  • Architecture specification and integration requirements

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  • Specification of a driving advisory systems (DAS) data format

    Deliverable D6.1

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  • Demonstration Scenario 1

    The overall aim of the ON-TIME project is to improve railway customer satisfaction through increased capacity and decreased delays both for passengers and freight. This is achieved through new and enhanced methods, processes and algorithms. A key objective of the project was to demonstrate the research results with real life examples and situations. Locations were selected to encompass the following aspects: 1. International cross-border line 2. Long distance intercity and commuter traffic in a mixed scenario. 3. National Nodes 4. Predominantly freight line. The locations were in different countries in order to show the adaptability and flexibility of the research results. The demonstrator shows how resulting algorithms (and processes) could be integrated into large systems. The demonstrator is an enhanced HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) using technology from out with the rail industry. The new interface is a fully touch interface These are not in themselves innovations, but add to the ease of use of the systems. This state-of-the-art interface allows the operators to be more focussed and productive. The results are described in a series of three documents for the different scenarios, of which this is the first. In this document the WP8 graphical results from the ON-TIME demonstration scenario 1, Iron Ore, the cross border line are presented.

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  • Benchmark analysis, test and integration of selected timetable (simulation) tools

    This document gives the final results of the ON-TIME timetabling approach, with an extensive evaluation of the developed timetabling tools including expert judgment of the developed functionalities, TRL reached, test results of the integrated timetable tools for a complex real-world case study, and a reflection on the achieved contributions to the ON-TIME objectives and innovations. The timetabling results are evaluated on the KPIs transport volume, journey time, connectivity, resilience, energy consumption and resource usage. The document starts with the objective and general description of the timetabling module (ch.1), followed by a description of the evaluation procedures (ch.2) and the evaluationstudies performed, including an explanation of the simulation-based quantitative evaluation tool and the considered case study from the Netherlands (ch. 3). The qualitative evaluation (ch.4) contains four components. First, it is shown that all KPIs are incorporated in the timetabling approach explicitly. Second, the integration of the timetabling module with the other ON-TIME modules is considered. All modules use a common RailML data exchange format guaranteeing consistency. Furthermore, the timetabling module shares components with other modules from WP5 (disruption management) and WP6 (driver advisory systems). Third, the applicability of the developed performance-based timetabling approach is considered including the step change from TRL3 to TRL6. And fourth, the developed timetabling functionalities are positively evaluated in an expert judgment study. The quantitative evaluation (ch.5) gives the results from a real-world case study from the Netherlands, with dense heterogeneous traffic and synchronized train services. Several scenarios have been considered including ad-hoc insertion of freight trains into the passenger timetable. Details on the computed timetables and the timetabling process are given,.....Ch.6 reflects on the contributions to the project objectives and innovations. In short, the ON-TIME timetabling approach realized the innovation of ‘developing improved methods for constructing timetables that are robust to statistical variations in operations and resilient to perturbations’, whilst also incorporating customer satisfaction, better capacity consumption and reduced energy consumption. RailML exchange data is used and extended to standardize detailedinteroperable timetable information.

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  • Functional and technical requirements specification for large scale perturbation management

    Functional and technical requirements specification for large scale perturbation management

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  • Project website

    Deliverable D9.1 Project Website

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  • Demonstration Scenario 3

    The overall aim of the ON-TIME project is to improve railway customer satisfaction through increased capacity and decreased delays both for passengers and freight. This is achieved through new and enhanced methods, processes and algorithms. A key objective of the project was to demonstrate the research results with real life examples and situations. The purpose of this document is to describe simulations performed for the Iron OreLine (IOL), in order to test and evaluate the systems for operational traffic replanning in case of perturbations. The simulator Hermes has been used for the simulations, with input data describing the IOL. When the simulator has been found valid for the IOL, a number of perturbations scenarios have been used for evaluation of the ON-TIME modules for perturbation handling. The Perturbation Management Modules (PMM) have been connected to the simulator system. The PMM detects perturbations and the need for re-planning and calculates a new real time traffic plan (RTTP), which is automatically executed to the (simulated) traffic control system. Two different scenarios have been used for evaluation studies. One with a delayed loaded iron ore train and one with speed restrictions between two stations. The evaluation studies have resulted in the following conclusions: - The Hermes simulator can simulate the traffic on the IOL, for undisturbed traffic as well as for traffic with certain perturbations. However, with a number of limitation. - The developed systems for automatic re-planning, the PMM modules, are able to handle the perturbations specified in some scenario for the IOL. - That evaluations show that a number of additional requirements must be fulfilled, if the systems are going to be used in real traffic control on the IOL. - That the results give us a good basis for future research and development. - It will be necessary to perform more advanced evaluations, in order to specify additional requirements in detail. Final remarks are, that the results so far are very interesting for future development in Sweden. Important will be to integrate the PMM modules with a fully interactive environment. The present control system in Boden, with STEG and CATO, can profit from efficient tools for optimal re-planning and decision support. The human controllers’ tasks must then be coordinated with the more automated functions and their user interfaces must visualize important aspects of the PMM actions.

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  • Sample human machine interface

    Deliverable D6.2

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  • User Requirements, Functional Specifications and scenarios for DS1, DS2 and DS3

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  • A strategy for putting methods into practice and a formal evaluation of demonstrators

    The overall aim of the ON-TIME project is to improve railway customer satisfaction through increased capacity and decreased delays for both passengers and freight.This is achieved through new and enhanced methods, processes and algorithms. This document, one of the final deliverables of ON-TIME, is produced as an output of WP2 "Examination of existing approaches and specification of innovations". The aim of the document is to report on ‘How to implement developed methods into practice’ (Task 2.4) and ‘To collect results and evaluate demonstrators’ (Task 2.5). Chapter 2 details the objectives and expected results in the project. The Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) of the project innovations before the project start are described. The four demonstration locations, namely the East Coast Main Line, Iron Ore Line, Bologna Node and Netherlands network are briefly described in terms of their traffic types and levels and infrastructure. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the HERMES simulation platform that has been used throughout the project. The evaluation tool which has been developed to undertake quantitative evaluation of the performed simulations is also explained, together with the measures and processes used to provide a quantitative comparator between solutions. Chapter 4 summarises the innovations developed in the project for methods and algorithms, tooling and system integration. These were specified in the original project proposal, and form the key technical outputs of the project. Each innovation is described in terms of its: (i) objectives; (ii) research activities; (iii) developed algorithms and systems; (iv) tests and demonstrations; and (v) evaluations and results. Chapter 5 explains the demonstration systems, simulations and demonstrations which have been undertaken in the project. Four key demonstrations were selected during the first phase of the project. The specific demonstrators were selected to allow the developed innovations to be tested on a range of scenarios from across Europe. Chapter 6 discusses how the results of the project can be put into practice, while Chapter 7 provides a summary of the research undertaken, the achieved TRLs and future tasks. Chapter 7 summarises the six innovations developed in the project and the demonstration on the Iron Ore Line, Sweden. Each innovation and the demonstration is described in terms of its: (i) state-of-the-art; (ii) research outputs; (iii) deliverables and proceedings; (iv) future tasks.

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  • Cost function

    A framework for developing an objective function for evaluating work package solutions (Cost function)

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  • Agreed principles, definitions and requirements

    Principles, Definitions and Requirements This document describes research carried out to provide a better understanding of maximum theoretical capacity and the factors that affect it.

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  • Demonstration Scenario 2

    The overall aim of the ON-TIME project is to improve railway customer satisfaction through increased capacity and decreased delays both for passengers and freight. This is achieved through new and enhanced methods, processes and algorithms. A key objective of the project was to demonstrate the research results with real life examples and situations. Locations were selected to encompass the following aspects: 1. International cross-border line 2. Long distance intercity, commuter and freight traffic in a mixed scenario. 3. National Nodes 4. Predominantly freight line. The locations were in different countries in order to show the adaptability and flexibility of the research results. The demonstrator shows how resulting algorithms (and processes) could be integrated into large systems. The demonstrator is an enhanced HMI (Human Machine Interfaces) using technology from out with the rail industry. The new interface is a fully touch interface These are not in themselves innovations, but add to the ease of use of the systems. This state-of-the-art interface allows the operators to be more focussed and productive. The results are described in a series of three documents for the different scenarios, of which this is the first. In this document the WP8 graphical results from the ON-TIME demonstration scenario 2, Bologna/ECML, complex node/line are presented.

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  • Review of capacity restrictions, railway planning, problem description and existing approaches

    Review of capacity restrictions, railway planning, problem description and existing approaches

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  • Best practice, recommendations and standardisation

    The overall aim of the ON-TIME project was to improve railway customer satisfaction through increased capacity and decreased delays for passenger and freight trains. The ON-TIME project developed new methods, processes and algorithms that will enable railway undertakings to significantly increase the available capacity. ON-TIME has been delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of 19 partners consisting of Railway Infrastructure Managers, Industry / Supply Chain Companies, SMEs and Academia. The ON-TIME project has developed new methods and processes to help maximise the available capacity on the European railway network and to decrease overall delays in order to both increase customer satisfaction and ensure that the railway network can continue to provide a dependable, resilient and green alternative to other modes of transport. In the project, specific emphasis was placed on approaches for alleviating congestion at bottlenecks. Case studies considered included passenger and freight services along European corridors and on long distance main-line networks and urban commuter railways. Current best practices were identified and developed by examining national projects previously carried out by railway undertakings. A key emphasis throughout this project was that the innovation developed be implementable to solve real-life problems. This document provides a brief summary of the objectives, how they were met and the recommendations for standardisation. The key outputs of the project are six innovations in the area of railway planning and operations management.

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  • Methods and algorithms for the development of robust and resilient timetables

    Deliverable D3.1

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  • Analysis of the benchmarking

    Deliverable D5.3 "Analysis of the benchmarking" Chapter 1 gives an overview of the Disruption Management Module, which incorpo-rates state-of-the-art of recovery algorithms for real-time railway optimization of large scale disruptions developed for the ON-TIME project. An essential part of the development of new methods for handling disruptions, and objective of the ON-TIME project, is their validation and benchmarking. Chapter 2 describes the quantitative evaluation procedures employed for the assessment and comparison of the developed approaches. The performance indicators employed and the tool used to calculate them are detailed. In Chapter 3 the scenario used to demonstrate and validate the developed approaches is a major disruption caused by malfunctioning signals and its effects on the central part of the Dutch railway network. The characteristics of this network and the case study scenario are described here. The quantitative evaluation tool and the key measure parameters at which the evaluation is made are given. Chapter 4 presents the results of the evaluation studies. The results of the quantita-tive evaluation are a comparison of the performances with and without of the Disrup-tion Management Module. The evaluation results show that the DMM improves almost all performance indicator values and avoids the propagation of problems to other ar-eas of the networks. The experimental results show that the DMM computes feasible resource schedules in a couple of minutes. This shows that the iterative algorithm can be applied in a practical setting for the disruption management process. Chapter 5 draws conclusions on the relationship between the obtained results and the objectives of the project. Overall, the quantitative results obtained allow the conclusion that the Disruption management module is able to improve overall railway quality of service.

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  • Library of data and communication models

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  • Approach and specification of system integration and demonstration

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  • Concluding technical dissemination material

    This document provides a final overview of the dissemination and exploitation activi-ties carried out during the European Commission Framework Programme 7 ON-TIME project. The document builds on D9.2 – ‘Exploitation plan and dissemination and training strategy’. During the project a significant number of dissemination activities have been under-taken, which have resulted in: over 40 presentations to industry; over 30 presenta-tions at academic forums; around 40 hours of training. Additionally, in the final 6 weeks of the project, 5 national workshops were held (Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, France, UK), the University of Birmingham hosted the project on its Innotrans stand and 10 presentations were given over the course of the show; a project video was produced; and 10 project leaflets were published that provided an overview of the project, the project innovations and demonstrations. In total across the final dissemi-nation phase of the project it is estimated that around 350 people attended an ON-TIME presentation. The project has focussed around the development of six key innovations. These inno-vations have all been demonstrated across a series of four demonstration locations throughout Europe. A clear exploitation plan has been developed for each of the in-novations with exploitation partners and external markets identified. The document provides an overview of all of the dissemination activities that have been undertaken throughout the ON-TIME project, including details of the project website. In particular, the document details the dissemination events that were held in the final 6 weeks of the project.

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  • Functional and technical requirements specification for perturbation management

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