RATIONALISATION OF THE FREIGHT TRAIN SERVICE - AN OBJECTIVE OF PRODUCTION PLANNING

RATIONALISIERUNG DES GUETERZUGDIENSTES - EIN AUFGABE DER PRODUKTIONSPLANUNG

During recent years, planning of the freight train service has played an essential role in the rationalization of the German Federal Railway. The continuous rise in costs has been offset to such an extent that it is possible to speak of a relative improvement in operating results. At the same time, the measures taken have also resulted in higher quality. Thanks to traffic forwarded in through trains, the actual number of freight trains operated has been reduced by 19% and, simultaneously, their commercial speed has increased by 32%. The proportion of single- section trains in through freight train traffic has risen from 49 to 78%. The number of locomotive shunting hours, which was 4.4 million in 1966, fell to 3.5 million in 1973. The DB recorded 30,800 gross tonne-kilometres per train-hour in 1973 as against 25,200 in 1966.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Seeger, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 413-416
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Railway Documentation, Selection of
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM