SINGLE TRACK LINE CAPACITY MODEL

The objective of the research described in this paper was to develop a model for computation of an ultimate capacity of a single track line and to provide a sensitivity analysis of this capacity to the parameters which influence it. The model is based in a concept of mathematical expectation of capacity and can be applied under saturation conditions i.e. a constant demand for service. It can serve for planning purposes, computation of single track line capacity on the base of which estimations are possible concening a single track line performance under given conditions, as well as commercial time-tables planning, decisions about a partial or complete construction of the second parallel track along the line in service, intermediate stations locations planning and the necessary facilities along the line under construction. In the sensitivity analysis, the model allows a change of parameters upon which the capacity depends. These are: the length of the line segment which is considered to be bottleneck for calculation of capacity, traffic distributions per directions, train mix, train velocities and train spacing rules applied by the dispatching service when regulating the traffic on a line.

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  • Accession Number: 00392913
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM