Rail Traffic Controller
Operations Analysis with RTC
Common uses for RTC
  • Develop operating plans
  • Diagnose bottlenecks and recommend schedule changes
  • Evaluate various capital improvement scenarios
  • Assess the impact of adding new trains to a network

What RTC produces
  • Animation of traffic flow
  • Time-distance diagrams (stringlines)
  • TPC profiles displaying elevations, speed, throttle, brake settings, cumulative distance and run time
  • Track occupancy chart
  • Detailed train status
  • Timetables - at various levels of detail (from traditional list of stations and train departure times to complete meet/pass plans)
  • Operating statistics at the individual train level or summarized by train type or at a system-wide level