A State of the Art on Railway Simulation Modelling Software Packages and Their Application to Designing Baggage Transfer Services

Ho Ki Yeung, Marin Marinov

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Rail Transport
Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of RailNewcastle 2017
EditorsAnna Fraszczyk, Marin Marinov
PublisherSpringer
Pages111-125
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-78544-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78543-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2018
EventRailExchange 2017 - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Oct 20176 Oct 2017

Publication series

NameSustainable Rail Transport
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552

Conference

ConferenceRailExchange 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period4/10/176/10/17

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Yeung, H. K., & Marinov, M. (2018). A State of the Art on Railway Simulation Modelling Software Packages and Their Application to Designing Baggage Transfer Services. In A. Fraszczyk, & M. Marinov (Eds.), Sustainable Rail Transport: Proceedings of RailNewcastle 2017 (pp. 111-125). [Chapter 7] (Sustainable Rail Transport). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78544-8_7