Railway network simulation and modelling has a wide variety of uses.

The most common are to assess the validity of timetable, infrastructure and signalling schemes and to investigate the likely positive and negative impacts of these schemes on overall network performance.

Railway network simulation and modelling

There are a wide variety of railway network simulation and modelling tools available. Commonly-used ones include RMCon RailSys from Hannover in Germany, the Zurich-based OpenTrack and associated TRENO suite from Italy and Network Rail’s VISION and TRAIL tools in the UK. There is also a wide variety of other specialist software in use around the world.

In Great Britain, RailSys modelling is Network Rail’s approved technique for assessing new infrastructure and timetable schemes. However, this may not be suitable for all types of projects.

With nearly 20 years’ experience of modelling and simulation of railway networks, Rail Aspects can assist with any modelling projects. We can undertake high-value or high-risk projects in-house, or assist with the specification, analysis and reporting of modelling projects, with the modelling itself being delivered by one of a number of recommended partners.

Modelling and simulation can be a time-consuming and costly activity, so it is highly desirable to ensure that any project is conducted in line with best practice and appropriate standards, and that the outputs are actually useful!

Rail Aspects has developed a unique, specialist modelling process framework, which when applied will maximise the benefits and minimise the risk of any modelling project – regardless of the modelling technology. Indeed, the choice of appropriate technology is part of the service we offer.

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