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PUNCTUALITY ANALYSIS - A BASIS FOR MONITORING AND INVESTMENT IN A LIBERALIZED RAILWAY SYSTEM

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00681163

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/isbn/0860502740

Abstract:

This paper discusses the impact that punctuality, or its absence, can have on corporate performance. It defines 'rail punctuality' as the optimal operational attainment, against which the results of failure to meet a given operational timetable can be measured in terms of additional costs and/or losses of revenue, to the company and to the whole system. Punctuality is important, because a railway's subsystems are totally interdependent. Unpunctuality can have serious and unpredictable consequences for the whole network. Brief descriptions are given of its impacts on: (1) customer services; (2) equipment utilisation; (3) track and signalling utilisation; and (4) handling capacity at key stations. The essence of punctuality is 'enlightened self-interest', where all parts of the corporate plan fit together. For a railway system, its requirements include: (1) workable train schedules; (2) realistic end-to-end timings; (3) relevant slots and paths access; (4) possible slot trading; and (5) control of total passenger and freight movement. A punctuality analysis system requires a real-time reporting structure, assessment of primary and secondary delay causes, and inter-availability of data about different parts of the system. For the covering abstract see IRRD 870276.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

Glenthorne House, Hammersmith Grove
London W6OL9 England

Authors:

GYLEE, M

Pagination:

p. 153-65

Publication Date:

1994-9

ISBN:

0-86050-274-0

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References (2)

Subject Areas:

Finance; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Railroads

Source Agency:

Transport Research Laboratory

Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3GA United Kingdom

Source Data:

IRRD 870289

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Created Date:

Jul 20 1995 12:00AM

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