An Investigation into Rail Freight Capacity in Indonesia

Previous research has suggested that rail services in Indonesia, in particular for freight, have been in decline for more than a decade due to a number of factors including: the Asian monetary crisis (1997), the prioritisation of passenger services and strong competition from the road sector. However, in 2007 the government introduced a National Railway Master Plan (NRMP), for railway revitalisation. Following this, in 2011, a strategic economic corridor approach has been adopted- with the aim of accelerating and expanding development in Indonesia, including rail. This study aims to contextualise a rail capacity framework, to be applied to the Indonesian system, with a focus on freight services. This will be achieved through a desktop review of methodologies employed for capacity evaluation, in order to identify the most suitable methodological approach. In addition, a review of two rail freight case studies in neighbouring countries will be presented, alongside the current situation for rail freight in Indonesia. A number of approaches to examine capacity through analytical, simulation and optimisation methods will be discussed and for Indonesia, a combination of analytical and simulation methods has been proposed. It is anticipated that the application of these methodologies will assist in determining current capacity- utilised and unutilised - the results from which can be exercised in future strategic planning.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2014 12:46PM