CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE DETERMINATION OF THE NUMBER OF TRACKS IN SETS OF THROUGH LINES

BEITRAG ZUR ERMITTLUNG DE GLEISZAHL IN ZUGFAHRGLEISGRUPPEN

In the case of practical railway operating, the intervals between trains arriving on sets of tracks in a station frequently show a slighter difference in time than could have been expected from their negative exponential distribution. The distribution of intervals between trains can then be restored by means of the necessary subaccidental distribution. To cover operating condition of this type, a theory is advanced, by means of which a theoretically probable description of sub-accidental arrival and completion operations, and the calculation of the necessary number of tracks, is possible, whilst taking pre-established statistical safety figures into account. The traffic density which is necessary for the practical measurement of sets of tracks, and which constitutes a maximum value, is set out in tables covering statistical safety figures of 99 and 95 % and calculated values of 1 to 5. At the end of the theoretical part of the work three examples of calculations are shown "to illustrate praticable applicability".

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  • Accession Number: 00072990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM