Traffic Model Calculations
Forecasting the effects of the temporary closing of urban rail-lines due to maintenance work
Rapidis has assisted DSB S-Tog in evaluating and selecting suitable bus services as a substitute for railway links closed for maintenance. A number of proposed substitute bus services were evaluated using detailed traffic model calculations. Based on the model forecasts the least inconvenient substitute bus services were selected and further detailed forecasts were produced in order to assess the required capacity, i.e. the number of busses and departures necessary at different times of the day.
Updating and Expanding the Automatic Passenger Counting System
DSB S-Tog has recently expanded rail-services throughout the night hours on some days of the weeks. As part of this service expansion, Rapidis has assisted DSB S-Tog (Planning and Traffic department) in updating and expanding the Automatic Passenger counting System (APS). APS is used to produce detailed data describing daily travel patterns as well as overall amounts of travelers. New functionality was added to ensure that night time traffic was handled correctly.
DSB S-Tog Department of Performance Monitoring
Updating Model for Simulation of Passenger Delays
In an earlier project Rapidis and DTU Transport designed and implemented a simulation model that has been used by DSB S-Tog to analyze how train delays and cancellations affect travelers. Rapidis has now helped DSB S-Tog to update the system, expanding functionality, moving to a new data model and adding a more accessible GIS-based user-interface.
Automatic Estimation of Passenger Travel Patterns
Rapidis partnered with Center for Traffic and Transport – Technical University of Denmark (now DTU Transport), to implement a system, which is used to produce detailed daily data describing S-Tog passengers travel patterns, based on data from counting and weighing systems installed in the trains. The system combines a detailed public transport route choice model with an advanced trip matrix estimation method.
Modeling Passenger Delays using a timetable-based assignment model
Rapidis, partnering with Center for Traffic and Transport – Technical University of Denmark (now DTU Transport), has developed a ground-breaking modeling system that is used to model the effects of train delays on the route choices of travelers using the Copenhagen Urban Rail (S-Tog). The system is also used to calculate the actual delays of passengers, that is, whether they actually arrived later than planned. The system is based on the Traffic Analyst Public Transport Assignment module.