High standards of suburban service and economic operation of railways largely depend on the optimum parameters included in the complex system of suburban traffic on zone sections. The first parameters to be included in the complex system are the optimum weight and the optimum average running speed of suburban trains under operating or prospective conditions. The optimum number of suburban zones is one of the most important problems of suburban passenger service. The parameters for determining the length of suburban zones and therefore the location of zone sections are as follows: convenience for passengers by cutting down their journey time; points where most passengers get off the train; efficient use of technical facilities of a suburban line including the rolling stock; minimum national expenditures on suburban service. At the Moscow Railway Transport Institute a group of scientists and engineers has developed algorithms and a programme for the suburban train turnover schedule to be compiled by a computer. The automation of such a complex process under zone service enables us to find the optimum turnover schedule version.

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    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Kochnev, F P
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00127702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Np-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM