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planned passenger capacities [message #948] Wed, 16 October 2013 13:49 Go to next message
Andreas Tanner is currently offline  Andreas Tanner
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Registered: March 2012
Dear all,
we want to transmit the planned passenger capacity of a train section as
opposed to the formation that the train is "implemented with" in a
subsequent planning step. The natural place to put this property would
be the trainpartSequence of the commercial train. The train parts
(referenced both by the commercial and operational train) then have the
formation with the number of seats etc.

In a more general sense, most properties of <formation> are possibly
needed here. Also, they may vary across operating periods. So we are
more or less in the position to need a reference to a trainPart - but
not a <trainPartRef> since it's not one among the other train parts with
their positions.

So I suggest to add a child <commercialTrainPartRef> for this purpose.

On the long run (railML3), it should be possible to model commercial and
operational views on a train with different trainParts and having a
"implements" relationship from the operational to the commercial view.

What do you think about this?

Best, Andreas.
Re: planned passenger capacities [message #953 is a reply to message #948] Tue, 19 November 2013 13:28 Go to previous message
Dirk Bräuer is currently offline  Dirk Bräuer
Messages: 213
Registered: August 2008
Senior Member
Dear Andreas,

I guess your suggestion very much relates to the topic "how to implement
different planning stages". Also, we have to distinguish between the
"minimum necessary passenger capacity" (may be existing throughout all
planning stages) and a kind of "pre-planned" minimum passenger capacity,
which may be overwritten by an actual formation in a later planning stage.

So in my opinion we should first clarify how to deal with different
planning stages and then come back to the passenger capacity.

Since this concerns all kinds of capacity (1st/2nd class, WC, beds,
Restaurant a. s. o.) we should use a generic structure for trainParts /
formations / vehicles.

We should also be (keep!) aware that originally the <trainPart> should be
an "atomic" structure for "elementary" information. To keep RailML
consistent, we should not "soften" this too much, e. g. not to move too
much (elementary?) information away from the <trainPart>.

Best regards,
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