Capacity determination issues in railway lines

The railway system is such a complicated and integrated system that there are numerous factors that can affect the track capacity. This paper discusses existing approaches and reviews the following important factors: the mix of trains; length and weight of trains; gradients; direction of trains travel; the acceleration; de-acceleration; stopping protocols of trains; location and length of crossing loops; location of signals; length of sections; dwell times and sectional running times. An alternative and more accurate method to determine railway capacity is developed. A number of previously unaddressed aspects for capacity determination are incorporated into the model.

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  • Pagination: 6p.
  • Monograph Title: New horizons for rail: CORE 2004: conference on railway engineering, June 20-23 2004, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01517217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2014 8:13PM