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Optimal trip planning in the presence of random delays

PhD Intern helps BT staff with train travel

A recent transport modelling PhD internship project at BT has helped the telecoms company to develop a programme which can be used internally by their staff when they need to travel. 

Don't be late

Working at his internship with BT, Peter Tam, a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, has helped develop a programme that will provide the best route and the best starting time for people's journies.   Passengers will know that they will arrive at their destination on time even when the trains are delayed during part of the journey. Passengers will no longer need to worry about being late and they will not need to start their journey too early to compensate for the possible delay. 

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