Efficient On-Trip Timetable Information in the Presence of Delays

Lennart Frede, Matthias Müller-Hannemann & Mathias Schnee
The search for train connections in state-of-the-art commercial timetable information systems is based on a static schedule. Unfortunately, public transportation systems suffer from delays for various reasons. Thus, dynamic changes of the planned schedule have to be taken into account. A system that has access to delay information of trains (and uses this information within search queries) can provide valid alternatives in case a train change breaks. Additionally, it can be used to actively guide...