NCHRP REPORT: Rail Corridor Capacity: Unraveling the Mysteries of Shared Corridor Management

This article summarizes National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 773, "Capacity Modeling Guidebook for Shared-Use Passenger and Freight Rail Operations." The report offers straightforward, user-friendly guidance on rail capacity modeling for transportation planners, public officials, rail service operators, and corridor owners working together to build a successful foundation for shared rail investment and high levels of rail service integrity. The guidebook assembles information from three main sources: (1) Stakeholder approaches to analyzing line capacity for new or expanded passenger rail services; (2) Descriptions of the analytical approaches that rail planners use for capacity analysis, including manual methods and computer-based operations simulations; and (3) Four case studies demonstrating the application of these methodologies to identify capacity constraints and the improvements that could facilitate fluid freight and passenger train operations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-36
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 301
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01594579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 24 2016 4:43PM