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Improving Integrated Travel Planning by Enhancing Travel Planning Model with Rail Station Data

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Sustainable Rail Transport

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Today integrated travel planning takes account of different transport modes, the current state of the transport system and to some extent the preferences of the user. Thus those systems are able to plan a travel as well as give advice during the travel. This chapter shows how to enhance the calculation model of an integrated travel planner to allow not only taking account the usage of vehicles but also the rest of infrastructures like station, including elevators, stairways, crossings, etc. Thus, it allows the creation of a travel planner that enables users using public transport in an intermodal personalized way, particularly those who are mentally or physically impaired. The testing area is in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in particular the area of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) transport authority.

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The results presented in this paper came from the project ‘mobile’ sponsored by German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy that aims to open public transport up to people who for whatever reason cannot currently utilize it. The project aims to create a technological platform which can assist members of the public in using public transport; particularly those who are mentally or physically impaired.

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Schlingensiepen, J., Naroska, E., Nemtanu, F.C. (2018). Improving Integrated Travel Planning by Enhancing Travel Planning Model with Rail Station Data. In: Marinov, M. (eds) Sustainable Rail Transport. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Cham.

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