Workshop: Managing Passenger Flows in Multi-Modal Public Transport Systems

Date: April 4, 2019 between 9:00 – 18:00
Venue: EPFL, Switzerland, Room: GC B1 10 Building GC, the 1st floor
Registration: Free. Please send e-mail by March 15 (Subject: TF Workshop) to Yuki Oyama, EPFL.
Contact: (Yuki Oyama, EPFL)
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09:00-09:15 Welcome and Coffee

09:15-09:30 Opening Remarks
Michel Bierlaire (EPFL) / Oded Cats (TU Delft)

09:30-10:15 Best Practice and Challenges in SBB Operations (TBC)
Gabrio Caimi (SBB)

As part of the SmartRail 4.0 program facing the digitalization of railway operations, SBB is focusing with the project TMS (Traffic Management System) on algorithmically supported, optimized and integrated capacity planning and dispatching. In this talk, I will present the challenges that we face, the approach that we are following, some intermediate results, as well as learnings out of the current state of the work.

10:15-11:00 Passenger oriented railway traffic management
Francesco Corman (ETH Zurich)

A major problem of public transport, and railways in particular, is to improve quality of operations by updating an offline timetable to the ever changing delays situation, in order to improve performance of the transport system. In railway systems, this relates to reduce train delays by reordering retiming or rerouting trains, and/or change connection plans and route advised to passengers, to improve their traveltime. The interaction between the two visions of the infrastructure manager (to reschedule trains with minimum delay and minimum cost) and the travelers (to find the optimal route in the network for minimum traveltime and maximum comfort) is the problem discussed.
We review the results of some recent projects discussing aspects of these two problems, and identify some gaps still open.

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-13:00 TRANS-FORM Research Findings Presentations
Introduction to TRANS-FORM, TU Delft
Pedestrian Hub Control, EPFL
Regional Railway Scheduling, BTH / LiU (slides)
Integrated Model with Urban Operations, TU Delft (slides)

13:00-14:45 Lunch

14:45-15:15 TRANS-FORM Visualization and Practical Recommendations
ETRA I+D (slides)

15:15-16:00 HTM operations in a growing city
Sandra Nijenstein (HTM)

The demand for housing, and with that the demand for mobility, is growing fast in the urban region in which HTM operates. Due to the growth in mobility the accessibility of the region comes under pressure. Roads and the public transport system reach their limits and with that the speed, operation robustness and customer convenience reduces. To keep the growing city accessible and liveable, mobility has to be organised in another way with smart new solutions. The limited available space should be used as efficient as possible with as much quality as possible. HTM is transforming itself into a mobility provider to keep the region accessible with enough capacity and quality in an integrated mobility system.

16:00-17:00 Interactive Session
(Poster or On-screen Presentations with Coffee)

17:00-18:00 Drinks and Free Discussion