PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF RAILWAY LINE CAPACITY
The problem of analyzing the capability of a rail line to absorb additional traffic has become increasingly important recently as various means of consolidating and expanding usage of the rail systems have been proposed. This report develops a systematic procedure for evaluating the potential capacity of a wide variety of rail line haul facilities under a number of operating conditions and policies. The procedure is based upon a parametric analysis of a series of rail line cases or operating and physical plant scenarios simulated using a computer train dispatching model. This report first briefly describes the simulation model. Next the structuring of the approach to the analysis is presented along with a description of the cases and the results of the case simulations. Then a parametric analysis of the results is described and procedures for applying the analysis to other conditions are developed concluding with a sample application. Finally, concluding observations are discussed and recommendations for application of the results and for further research are presented.
- This project was sponsored by FRA, Economic Programs Division.
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Prokopy, J C
- Rubin, R B
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Double track; Mathematical models; Operations; Railroad facility operations; Scheduling; Simulation; Single track
- Uncontrolled Terms: Line capacity; Track capacity
- Old TRIS Terms: Operating strategies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00128180
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OPPD 75-1 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-4-5014
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM