The Scheduled Waiting Time on Railway Lines
ridership - forecasting, ridership - forecasting, mode - rail
Waiting time, Trains, Timetables, Time, Scenarios, Railroad transportation, Railroad trains, Rail transportation, Projections, Forecasting, Bottlenecks
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".
Wendler, E, (2007). The Scheduled Waiting Time on Railway Lines. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 148-158.