This page describes simulations of trains in SUMO. To build an intermodal simulation scenario with trains, additional steps have to be take in comparison to a plain vehicular simulation.
Approaches to train modelling
Currently, no exclusive movement model for trains is implemented. Instead the existing models for vehicle movement need to be re-purposed
Problems and workarounds
- No automatic support for railway crossings: Either traffic lights with cycles, hand-tailored to the train schedule or priority nodes may be used.
Building a network for train simulation
Railways can be imported from OSM. They can also be explicitly specified using the existing vClasses. The node type rail_signal may be used to define signals which implement Automatic Block Signaling.