SUPERNOVA – the evaluation tool

24 June 2005  •  Author(s): Thomas Posch, Project Manager, OBB Passenger Transportation Department

In late 2002, the OBB Austrian Federal Railways Passenger Transportation Department decided to develop a planning and evaluation tool based on a countrywide traffic-demand-model. The main aim was to evaluate the impact of new public transport services on passenger demand, hence SUPERNOVA: Simulationmodel on Use of Public Transport Systems for the Evaluation of Railway Network Optimising Variants.

SUPERNOVA was launched in October 2002 and transferred from project status to regular operation in Spring 2005. As the management was expecting the first results rather quickly, widespread modeling software was chosen and the input data was taken over from an existing model in the first stage of operation.

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