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Conference paper: Toward in-depth analysis of train punctuality data

Punctuality (on-time performance, schedule adherence) is one of the most important success factors for a railway traffic system. Despite the importance of punctuality, there seems to be a lack of broad understanding when it comes to the formation of punctuality. Within a railway traffic system, delays concatenate easily, that is, a single delay is likely to cause many other delays, so-called secondary delays. To date, most of the studies related to delays have examined only stations and station-like systems. However, especially within a single-tracked infrastructure – as in Finland – a notable portion of secondary delays takes place outside stations. Thus, the examination of delay concatenation should be done by considering the whole network. Continue reading Conference paper: Toward in-depth analysis of train punctuality data