How will the railway look like in 2050? A survey of experts on technologies, challenges and opportunities for the railway system

The railway system can fulfil society’s current and future transportation goals; compared to other transport modes, it does that with high energy, space and resource efficiency. It can deliver high-quality transport services, superior speed, safety and comfort to most competing modes. Nevertheless, its share of the total traffic More

E-Bike City

E-​Bike City is a lighthouse project of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-​BAUG) at ETH Zurich. Over the next three years, seven chairs will join forces to explore the effects of an urban future giving absolute priority to cycling, micromobility and public transport. Main Idea More

The Role of Information to Passengers in Public Transport Disruptions

During public transport disruptions, the performance of the public transport network is degraded due to unexpected events, resulting in delays and inconvenience for passengers. Therefore, the infrastructure managers and operating companies typically generate a new public transport timetable, called disposition timetable, to reduce passengers’ delays, thereby limiting a More

nextRail19: Agile models for railway system planners and managers

12.-14. September 2019 | Internationale Bahn- und Mobilitätstagung | ETH Campus in Zürich. Diese Tagung wird erneut ein breites internationales Publikum von Wissenschaftlern, Entscheidungsträgerinnen, und Fachleuten aus den Bereichen Bahn und Mobilität anziehen. Die Tagung wird im bewährten Format weitergeführt: Symposium (Donnerstag), Seminare (Freitag), gefolgt von einem technischen Ausflug More

Towards Autonomous Driving Trains in Mixed Traffic Networks: Setups and Optimization Methods for Energy Efficient Driving and Integration into Traffic Management Systems

While driving the train, the driver’s primary goals are to ensure safety; maintain the schedule of the service; and if the above are covered, improve energy efficiency of service delivery and passenger comfort, while respecting standard operating procedures set by the railway undertakings. Operating the train in this More

DADA: Dynamic Data Driven Approaches for Stochastic Delay Propagation Avoidance in Railways

Reducing railway delays, their variability and propagation, considering operations as stochastic processes, explicitly considering current and possible future delays The goal of this project is to develop a set of interconnected algorithmic approaches that improve railway operations by real-time traffic control, reducing delays, their variability, and their propagation More

Current Challenges for Logistics

You missed this NSL colloquium on 14 May? The film recording is now online! Logistics and mobility of goods is facing relevant substantial challenges, which are mostly invisible to users, differently from the challenges of personal mobility, such as delays, traffic jams, etc, which we witness daily. This More