Fuchs, Philipp A.
Bösch, Patrick M.
- Conference Paper
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Railroad crossings are obstacles in road traffic and can have a significant influence on car travel time, depending on location and closing times. Despite their impact on route choice, such crossings are not yet part of the MATSim environment. This paper presents a successful implementation of railroad crossings in MATSim. It allows to analyse the effect of railroad crossings on routing choices and traffic volumes. The proposed solution was tested on a simple network. The railroad crossings were implemented using the Time-Dependent Network package. Based on the events of an initial simulation run, network change events – which set the capacity of a crossing link to zero – were created and used subsequently. The expected effects on the network could be observed successfully (i.e. rerouting because of closed crossings). Therefore, it is recommended to include railroad crossings via network change events in simulations. Show more
SubjectRailroad crossing; Level crossing; Agent based modelling; Rerouting; Time-dependent network
Organisational unit03521 - Axhausen, Kay W. / Axhausen, Kay W.
02226 - NSL - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft / NSL - Network City and Landscape
02655 - Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft D-ARCH
NotesConference lecture on May 20, 2016
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