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For the first time, we would like to announce the symposium on Rail Transport Demand Management 2018 hosted by an interdisciplinary committee from Technische Universität Darmstadt and German Rail. The first RTDM will be held in Darmstadt, Germany.

During the two-day symposium, invited speakers will address selected interdisciplinary topics in key notes. Designated innovative research and practice approaches will be presented in 30-minute presentations including talk and a short discussion.


Efficient rail traffic management and high customer satisfaction do not only need an optimization of train operations but also a control of transport demand. Besides long-term and mid-term strategies to influence the demand, e.g. by ticketing and pricing strategies, also short-term measures are needed in cases of incidents to avoid overcrowded trains and to guide passengers towards the most suitable connection. The symposium addresses both, passenger and freight transport.

This symposium will, for the first time, bring together all involved disciplines: transport planning, railway engineering, information technology, economics, marketing, psychology and many others.