Simone: Large Scale Train Network Simulations
This paper describes the architecture and potentials of Simone. Simone is a simulation environment to generate, simulate and analyze complex and large scale train networks. The purpose of Simone is to: assess the robustness of timetables, determine the stability of the network, analyze causes and effects of delays, improve timetables, by determining the relations between design standards and robustness of the timetable, detect and quantify bottlenecks in a train network, and quantify delays for different layouts of railway infrastructures. First, the concepts are described, and then two case studies are presented. Last, the paper ends with a short evaluation of the use up till now and forthcoming developments for Simone.