An Assessment of Railway Capacity
operations - capacity, operations - scheduling, operations - traffic, mode - rail
Trains, Traffic volume, Timetables, Spain, Scheduling, Railways, Railroads, Railroad trains, Railroad signals, Infrastructure, Capacity
In this paper, the authors review the main concepts and methods to perform capacity analyses, and present an automated tool that is able to perform several capacity analyses. Capacity is extremely dependent on infrastructure, traffic, and operating parameters. Therefore, an in-depth study of the main factors that influence railway capacity is performed on several Spanish railway infrastructures. The results show how the capacity varies according to factors such as train speed, commercial stops, train heterogeneity, distance between railway signals, and timetable robustness.
Abril, M, Barber, F, Ingolotti, L, Salido, M A, Tormos, P, Lova, A, (2008). An Assessment of Railway Capacity. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 774-806.