Railway Traffic Management
This course is dedicated to the planning and control of railway traffic. The main challenge in railway traffic planning is to design a good timetable, in which all trains can run conflict-free over the network. During operations however, there will always be disturbances and disruptions due to which the timetable is no longer feasible and needs to be adjusted. This is the domain of real-time traffic management. You will learn the various options for real-time Conflict Detection and Resolution and their connection to Driver Advisory Systems. By the end of this course you know the state-of-the-art of railway timetabling and traffic management. You also have an understanding of many topics that still need to be implemented in the next generation of timetabling and traffic management systems.