Computers in Railways: Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems: v. 10

Containing papers presented at COMPRAIL 2006, this book represents the latest research, development and application of computers to the management, design, manufacture and operations of railways and other passenger, freight and transit systems. The conference attracted a large number of papers, divided into the following sections: Planning; Safety; Passenger interface systems; Decision support systems; Computer techniques; Converting metros to driverless operation; Advanced train control; Train location; Dynamic train regulation; Timetable planning; Operations quality; Communications; Energy management; Power supply; Dynamics and wheel/rail interface; Freight; and Condition monitoring. This book updates the use of computer-based techniques, promoting their general awareness throughout the business management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other advanced passenger, freight and transit systems. It will be of interest to railway managers, consultants, railway engineers (including signal and control engineers), designers of advanced train control systems and computer specialists.