Capacity Evaluation and Infrastructure Planning Techniques for Operation of Freight and Higher-Speed Passenger Trains on Shared Railway Corridors

A railway line has finite capacity to provide transportation of goods and people at an acceptable level of service. The capacity of a particular route segment to satisfy railway traffic demand is largely a function of the track infrastructure layout and traffic control system. The amount of railway capacity consumed by a given demand for freight and passenger transportation is primarily a function of three factors: the number of trains required to transport the demanded freight and passenger volumes; the level-of-service requirements of each type of train; and complex interactions between different types of trains arising from the operating plan over a particular route segment. While much previous research has documented the relationship between infrastructure, traffic control and train volume, understanding the relationships between operating plans, train-type interactions and train-type-specific levels of service is still a knowledge gap. This research explores these latter factors in more detail and develops new capacity evaluation and infrastructure planning techniques to account for their effects.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 80p

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  • Accession Number: 01626797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NURail2012-UIUC-R05
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC18 (Grant 1)
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 9:26AM