Traffic conflict detection and resolution on EU railway and metro networks is the focus of MARCO. The project will develop tools, algorithms and technologies for this purpose at top high traffic and mainline supervisory level, the medium level of high traffic areas with complex junctions or stations, as well as local lines, and the end line situation on underground services. Central operators at all three levels will access the conflict resolution system via a user-friendly man/machine interface. Planned for testing in three Member States, the system is expected to upgrade the quality of transport, with better passenger information and much reduced delays.
The purpose of the MARCO project is to develop a set of tools, algorithms and technologies for the Conflict Detection and Resolution in a wide range of real time applications within Railways and Metros networks. Referring to a multilayered Supervision System for Traffic Control, the project will improve the Conflict Resolution Sub-System (CRS) for:
- Top level of Railways System: Global Area Network (GAN) which includes many High Traffic Area (HTA) and Main Lines (ML) in between. The GAN will be considered both at the Country and at the Subnetwork level.
- Medium level of Railways System: High Traffic Area which includes complex Junctions, Stations, local lines.
- Underground level, developed for its most complex operative situation(end line)
For each level of the above hierarchy, an appropriate man-machine interface will be developed to allow the central operators to interact with the CRS in an immediate and friendly way. The CRS will be verified on well defined contexts in Germany, Italy, Belgium and Finland and in particular:
- Global Area Network, applied to Germany and Belgium network, in laboratory through Simulator Tools
- High Traffic Area, applied to Italy and Finland networks, in laboratory through Simulator Tools
- Underground, applied to Milan Metro, directly on site.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
DE2 8YB Derby