THE OPTIMUM NUMBER OF SIDINGS IN A MARSHALLING YARD

The waiting time conditions in a marshalling yard(consisting of a group of arrival sidings and a hump) have been investigated with the aid of methods developed earlier. It was found that, as the waiting times in the arrival sidings and their approach tend to compensate each other, there exists a minimum delay if the delay is regarded as the sum of the two waiting times. This also determines an optimum number of arrival sidings. Moreover, this method can be used for determining the maximum throughout capacity of marshalling yard. The application of the proposed method is facilitated by a number of diagrams.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Hein, O
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 414-422
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM