Evaluation of Actual Timetables and Utilisation Levels of West Midlands Metro using Event-based Simulations

Praful Potti, Marin Marinov*

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Abstract

This study analyzes the West Midlands Metro performance by evaluating the existing timetables of the metro
system. Using SIMUL8 computer software, a discrete event based simulation prototype replicating the metro
system is developed and implemented. The model adequately replicates the West Midlands Metro system
performance. By running simulations, overall utilization level of the metro system has been calculated. The
simulation model results indicate that the metro system is being under-utilized. The low utilization rates
provide potential for the introduction of new services capable of exploiting the existing infrastructure and
improve the utilization levels of the existing metro system. For example, the potential of using the current
metro system for urban freight transport could be a new service of interest and the scope for further research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUrban Rail Transit
Early online date8 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2020

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Evaluation of Actual Timetables and Utilisation Levels of West Midlands Metro using Event-based Simulations. / Potti, Praful ; Marinov, Marin.

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