This article reports on a study of the railway traffic shunting system, focusing on the shunting of freight (rather than passengers). The authors discuss parameters of the quality evaluation of the transport service, which are the same in all traffic subsystems: speed, safety, and regularity of transport. They note that the shunting system in railway traffic is affected by numerous elements that are interconnected and that represent a uniform technological process. The basic task of rail yards is assembling and splitting freight trains according to the shunting works in the traffic network. The authors discuss an optimal regime of shunting systems, significance of the hump in the shunting system, and the different types of sidings and their uses. The authors offer mathematical equations to determine the optimum number of engines and shunting personnel. They conclude that if shunting areas are defined and introduced, and at the same time the work of shunting engines on departure sidings for assembling trains is specialized, the result is several single-channel systems of mass maintenance.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Pepvnik, A
    • Bogovic, B
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 177-184
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  • Accession Number: 00987472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2005 12:00AM