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Infraspeed - Articles and news items

Beneficial monitoring: not whether, but when?

Issue 5 2007, Past issues / 26 September 2007 /

Achieving high levels of rail system reliability in all the phases of the life cycle at an optimal cost requires sound information, robust risk based analysis, proper implementation of asset management activities and on-going critical review.

Railroad simulation using OpenTrack

Issue 3 2007, Past issues / 6 June 2007 /

OpenTrack is a user-friendly railroad network simulation program. It is a microscopic model that simulates rail system operations based on user defined train, infrastructure and timetable databases. OpenTrack can be used to evaluate and test infrastructure plans and operating schedules in order to optimise network and timetable design. It can be run on several different computer platforms and incorporates the benefits of object oriented programming language with a common data interface structure. The program has been used successfully on projects in Europe, Asia, Australia and America.