Stage 5 Crossrail: Simulation of contingency plans

Using simulations to prepare contingency plans in event of disruptions

The Elisabeth line will run 24 trains per hour during peak time connecting East to West of London. With such vital link for the London mobility the decision making process in event of disruptions becomes a crucial aspect of operations. To support MTR in the training activities for disruption management TRENOlab developed an incident simulation module for trenissimo. The module has been used to simulate a wide variety of disruptions in the scope of Stage 5 of MTR Elisabeth line.

The module simulates over forty different types of incidents. The incidents can be triggered on a platform, a whole station or a line section and can affect a single train or a group of trains. Incidents can be combined enabling modellers to simulate the effects of a wide range of concatenated failures. Recovery plans can be tested amending the timetable so that different response strategies can be evaluated in terms of punctuality and performance regime.

Our tasks:

  • Operations analysis
  • Microscopic stochastic simulation
  • 2021/02 - on going
  • UK
  • MTR Crossrail
  • Software Development
  • trenissimo, TRENOplus, TRENOanalysis