Title

The Scheduled Waiting Time on Railway Lines

Authors

E Wendler

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2007

Subject Area

ridership - forecasting, ridership - forecasting, mode - rail

Keywords

Waiting time, Trains, Timetables, Time, Scenarios, Railroad transportation, Railroad trains, Rail transportation, Projections, Forecasting, Bottlenecks

Abstract

The paper presents an approach predicting the scheduled waiting time by means of a semi-Markovian queueing model. For that, the process of timetable compilation in a railway network with open access is shortly explained and described by means of queueing theory. The arrival process is determined by the requested train-paths. The description of the service process is based on an application of the theory of blocking times and minimum headway times. The approach is useful for predicting a quality measure for bottlenecks with mainly non-cyclic timetable structures (A) "Reprinted with permission from Elsevier".

Comments

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