Managing Rail Traffic on Commuter Lines Based on Dynamic Timetable Application

  • Zdravko Toš
  • Tomislav Josip Mlinarić
  • Hrvoje Haramina


The increase of demand for transport service in rail commuter traffic stipulates higher ratio of consumed infrastructure capacity. In this method of traffic flow even minor deviations from the planned timetable can have negative influence on its stability, and this can result in major reduction of the quality of transport service. This research has defined the commuter rail traffic management system model with the application of real-time timetable rescheduling. It understands the application of the decision support system during the procedure of adjusting the timetable to the real condition in traffic in the form of genetic algorithm defined on the basis of the valid rules for the train and traffic control. Besides, this model in all the commuter trains understands the existence of the driver advisory system which is based on the algorithm for determination of the most favourable running regime with the aim of saving in energy consumption. The paper proves that by applying the proposed model the commuter rail traffic can be improved regarding the increase of the timetable stability and energy-efficient train operation. KEY WORDS: rail traffic management, genetic algorithm, energy efficient timetabling and train operation
How to Cite
Toš Z, Mlinarić TJ, Haramina H. Managing Rail Traffic on Commuter Lines Based on Dynamic Timetable Application. Promet [Internet]. 2012Feb.21 [cited 2024Jun.21];23(6):413-20. Available from:

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