Railway DX Consulting Service
Digital Twin based Consulting Service
※This service is currently being rolled out for UK railway operators. Proposals for other countries are currently in the works.
- Digital Twin based on high speed and precise simulation
- AI empowered optimization proposal
- Accumulated railway domain knowledge and technologies
- Consulting approach based on original AI and methodology
- Apply Toshiba Original methodology and AI technology, provide Data science consulting approach.
- Holistic optimization approach based on Digital Twin
- Detailed Infrastructure data, signal data, and rolling stock performance data is integrated as a single data model in the Digital Twin. Utilizing this integratad data model, Conduct holistic and exhaustive Simulation and Optimization proposal.
- Minimum Viable and flexible service menu
Based on the requirement, Start with a limited service scope as a 1st step.
e.g. Running time simulation for a new fleet in a specific section.
Why DX is required?
Unlock potential by a new approach
Discovering solutions through use of Digital Twins
Collecting data about tracks, curves, gradients, signals, rolling stock performance, current timetables, various operating rules, and performance data to develop a Digital Twin.
Calculate accurate running times, headways, Junction Margins, conducting simulations and various other analysis. Then provide feedback to the Physical World together with an optimization proposal or timetable options.
- Train Planning Rules and Timetable development
Running time evaluation
Junction margin evaluation
- Contingency Planning
Temporary Speed Restriction performance impact simulation
Weather variation performance simulation
- Delay Risk Reduction
Optimized proposals for Running time buffer allocation
Running time evaluation for DAS (Driver Advisory Systems)
- New Type Rolling Stock Simulation
Running performance comparison (Legacy VS New)
Power consumption simulation
Run curve simulation under complex conditions
- Infrastructure Modelling
Bottleneck signal identification and optimization
Evaluation of platform infrastructure improvement effects
Simulation for future route extension
CASE 1 Timetable Development
Create Robust and Customer friendly TimetableThe timetable is the origin of the whole train operation. Each Train operator has many different challenges and expectations like, "Minimize the primary delay and knock on effect", "Shorter journey time and better connectivity to increase customer satisfaction", "Reduce workload of manual timetable development and Allocate more time for Optioneering and decision making".
The following are our approaches and solutions.
STEP1Digital Twin Development Collecting a wide variety of data to develop a Digital Twin.
STEP2Calculation and simulation Based on the Digital Twin data model, Calculate accurate Running times, Headways and Junction margins.
STEP3Current Timetable evaluation Evaluate Potential Timetable problems and Delay Risks in the Digital Twin.
STEP4Optimization option proposal Applying Toshiba original AI, evaluate Delay Risks and provide Platform Optimization proposals. Furthermore based on the project requirements we will propose timetable improvement ideas related to Journey time improvement, increased Train services, and reducing delay risk.
Case 1 Service Menu
CASE 2 Infrastructure Modelling
Increase ROI of the infrastructure improvementTo maintain and update the Railway infrastructure, Improvement works are delivered in many locations. ''Understand the bottlenecks and invest the budget efficiently", "Evaluate the Operational impact and benefits at a much earlier stage", smarter decision making under the constraints of both the budget and timeframe is one of the biggest challenges in the railway industry. The following are our approaches and solutions.
STEP1Digital Twin Development Collecting wide variety of data to develop a Digital Twin.
STEP2Current Evaluation Calculate Running time, Headway and Junction margin on Digital Twin to understand infrastructure characteristics and it's bottlenecks.
STEP3Impact Evaluation Replicate future infrastructure improvement plans such as track improvements, signal equipment improvement, and new extensions on the Digital Twin, leading to the quantitative impact evaluation.
STEP4Optimized plan proposal Based on the results of the evaluation, we can conduct simulations to support the creation of a new plan which will minimize the operational impact or budget investment required.
Case 2 Service Menu
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