There is a new baggage transfer service suggested in Newcastle Central Station. In order to prove that this service is feasible, a simulation model can be developed to test the concept and operating pattern behind. For the purposes of this paper, we intend to organize a literature review on simulation modelling software packages employed to study service design. Specifically, this paper has compared five different simulation software packages used by the railway industry to study service-related challenges. As a result, it is suggested that SIMUL8, a macroscopic discrete event-based software package, should be used among the five compared ones because of its simplicity and the ability to give practical results for the design and performance of such a baggage transfer system.
|Title of host publication||Sustainable Rail Transport|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of RailNewcastle 2017|
|Editors||Anna Fraszczyk, Marin Marinov|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jun 2018|
|Event||RailExchange 2017 - Newcastle, United Kingdom|
Duration: 4 Oct 2017 → 6 Oct 2017
|Name||Lecture Notes in Mobility|
|Period||4/10/17 → 6/10/17|
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- Baggage handling
- Event-based simulation modelling