PERFORMANCE MODEL OF INTERCITY GROUND PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
A preliminary examination of the problems associated with mixed-traffic operations - conventional freight and high speed passenger trains - is presented. Approaches based upon a modest upgrading of existing signal systems are described. Potential costs to the operating railroads, impact on railroad efficiency, and safety of passengers and train crews are considered. Special attention is given to analysis of stopping distance for various conditions and rolling stock. Basic conclusions are that speeds above 125 mph are likely to require substantial signal system modification and that freight service capacity will be severely degraded by large numbers of HSPT's; further analysis is required to determine well-founded control-system guidelines.
- Research was sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
- Shladover, S E
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 134 p.
- TRT Terms: Headways; High speed ground transportation; Intercity travel; Mathematical models; Operations; Passenger service; Passenger transportation; Planning; Scheduling; Speed; Systems engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00148587
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D-76-08 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM