A Newly Designed Baggage Transfer System Implemented Using Event-Based Simulations


This paper proposes a newly designed system for baggage transfer, which utilises the Nexus Metro system in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne by running a pendulum freight train system between the Haymarket and Newcastle Airport to carry travellers’ baggage. This system is capable of serving all passengers departing from Newcastle Airport in a day, with a capacity of 9750 bags across 26 freight train journeys. Following the initial solution two more solutions were designed with the aims of maximising the utilisation of the metro tracks by saturating the system with freight trains on a 24 hour system. All solutions have been replicated using models designed and validated by event based simulation using SIMUL8, a simulation modelling software package.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40864-015-0027-4
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
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Publication ISSN: 2199-6679
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Published Date: 2015-12-21
Accepted Date: 2015-11-06
Authors: Brice, D
Marinov, Marin (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1449-7436)
Rueger, B



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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