Digital Railway: Computer modelling of benefits

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

I refer to the article at this link:

https://www.graffica.co.uk/rail-traffic-...

It describes work undertaken by a company called Graphica using software called Hermes to model the impact of applying digital technologies to existing rail lines.

Graffica was able to demonstrate that "the technologies applied gave a clear improvement when utilising the selected performance metrics, with further refinement and development it is likely that these improvements can be increased even further."

The article reports that "timetables from 2023 and 2043 were created from specifications laid out by Network Rail. Graffica was able to take these specifications and build conflict free timetables within HERMES utilising algorithms developed for the project."

Please provide the information contained in those timetables.

The article continues that "For each network a baseline scenario of the present-day timetable was also run for comparison. HERMES produced detailed logs from 46 different simulation scenarios applying various combinations of timetable and digital technologies as defined by the Digital Railway’s requirements. Each of the logs was then fully analysed before conclusions were drawn and detailed reports created by Graffica summarising the findings."

Please provide the information contained in the analysis and detailed reports created by Graffica.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Paul Thornton

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2019/01511

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