Objectives

     
  • Objective 1: Improved management of the flow of traffic through bottlenecks to minimise track occupancy times. This will be addressed through improved timetabling techniques and real-time traffic management.
  • Objective 2: To reduce overall delays through improved planning techniques that provide robust and resilient timetables capable of coping with normal statistical variations in operations and minor perturbations.
  • Objective 3: To reduce overall delays and thus service dependability through improved traffic management techniques that can recover operations following minor perturbations as well as major disturbances.
  • Objective 4: To improve the traffic flow throughout the entire system by providing effective, real-time information to traffic controllers and drivers, thus enhancing system performance.
  • Objective 5: To provide customers of passenger and freight services with reliable and accurate information that is updated as new traffic management decisions are taken, particularly in the event of disruptions.
  • Objective 6: To improve and move towards the standardisation of the information provided to drivers to allow improved real-time train management on international corridors and system interoperability; whilst also increasing the energy efficiency of railway operations.
  • Objective 7: To better understand, manage and optimise the dependencies between train paths by considering connections, turn-around, passenger transit, shunting, etc. in order to allocate more appropriate recovery allowances, at the locations they are needed, during timetable generation.
  • Objective 8: To provide a means of updating and notifying actors of changes to the timetable in a manner and to timescales that allows them to use the information effectively.
  • Objective 9: To increase overall transport capacity by demonstrating the benefits of integrating, planning and real-time operations, as detailed in Objectives 1-8.