Supported by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), we recently investigated
the potential of big data analytics in transforming the accuracy of live
train updates. In a project funded by STFC Innovations Ltd, our
researchers used data analytics to interpret unstructured open data and
how it could be implemented to provide real-time information on service
The benefits of this would be two-fold: It could help train
operators to make better decisions, improving service, and it could help
save previous minutes for rail customers.
Lee Hannis, Head of Business Development for the Hartree Centre, said:
The IBM Big Insights distributed computing system at the Hartree Centre can process the millions of messages at a rate of more than 4,500 per second. This gives us real-time information and means that operators would no longer have to rely on out of date averages.
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