Rail Simulation

Detailed simulation is a crucial part of rail logistics, from rail yard design and route optimization, to fleet and resource planning.

Rail yard design. Whether planning new facilities or renovating old, successful completion depends on many factors. Rail simulation software enables the exploration and testing of plans before committing to construction, with visual representations allowing all interested parties to contribute insight.

Rail route optimization system. Rail yards can be better utilized by integrating their services and balancing their loads. Optimal train scheduling can be determined in relation to station throughput, which itself can be optimized with informed track and platform placement. Through understanding a system from the basic components up to the network scale, demands can be met, and opportunities realized.

Fleet and resource optimization. Maximizing resource utilization, such as locomotives and depots, delivers both efficiency and the speediest return on investment. Future capital investment can be prioritized, helping distinguish which projects should be implemented. Rail simulation software is ideally suited for these purposes, providing an environment to test scenarios and ideas.

Rail simulation with AnyLogic delivers time and cost savings across the whole scope of rail logistics. From rail yard design, operations planning, fleet and rail yard management, to network design, time slot allocation, and station throughput. The details and interactions can be captured and simulated, with visuals, to deliver all the benefits rail logistics can offer.

Using rail design software is key to the detailed analysis and advanced development of your rail operations.

Rail simulation with AnyLogic software can be used for:

  • station throughput — testing policies and reducing congestion
  • rail yard design, with visual models to aid analysis
  • fleet optimization — locomotive and rail car management
  • maintenance scheduling — spare part, worker, and depot allocation

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