A TRAIN DISPATCHING MODEL FOR LINE CAPACITY ANALYSIS

To estimate the performance and capacity of specific railway lines, the ICC Rail Services Planning Office has developed a train dispatching model. For a specified set of variables the model simulates the dispatching of trains and the resulting interaction of trains along the line. The model can determine the practical capacity of a line; identify factors which constrain capacity; estimate capacity increases available from modification of existing constraints; and predict changes in performance likely to result from reducing to single track, adding a second track, installing CTC, imposing speed restrictions or changing the types of train services offered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Interstate Commerce Commission

    Rail Services Planning Office
    Washington, DC  USA  20423
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interstate Commerce Commission
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Exec Summ
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM