METHODS FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE REGULAR AND SPECIAL TRANSPORT IN LONG-DISTANCE GOODS TRAFFIC

Because of the intensely fortuitous and also systematic fluctuations of the transport demand, the operational planning of long-distance goods transport which forms a substantial part of the transport output of the European railways, creates considerable difficulties. This article explains the methodical principles for determining the most favourable starting positions for regular and special goods trains as well as the most profitably regular train figures. This method has been converted into a mathematical model, which is at present being used for the first time by the German Federal Railways. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • WIEGAND, K
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 146-156
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM