INTERFERENCE DELAYS ON A PARTIALLY DOUBLE-TRACKED RAILWAY WITH INTERMEDIATE SIGNALLING

This paper develops expressions for expected interference delays encountered on a partially double-track line where intermediate signals are used. A Fortran computer program has been written to implement this model. The model can be used to analyze a particular rail line or can be included in an optimization model or the mainline portion of an entire railway. The form of delay expressions arrived at depends on the operating procedures. New expressions can be derived if the operating rules are changed. Refinements which incorporate length of train, interference resulting from track maintenance and failure of a locomotive can be included. The utility of fleeting groups of trains may also be appraised.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the 16th Annual Joint Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Forum, 3-5 November 1975, Toronto, Canada. Complete Volume $20.00.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Petersen, E R
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00127731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM