WIT Press


Banverket Capacity Consumption, Congested Infrastructure And Traffic Simulation With Railsys

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR080091

Volume

103

Pages

8

Page Range

85 - 92

Published

2008

Size

295 kb

Author(s)

M. Wahlborg

Abstract

The capacity consumption in the Swedish network is high. Banverket (Swedish Rail Administration) declared Stockholm congested in April 2007. In October 2007 the lines Olskroken–Sävedalen and Iggesund–Sundsvall were declared congested due to conflicts between different traffic operators during the capacity allocation process. Each year since 2001 Banverket has been calculating the capacity consumption for the Swedish network. It has been done manually. For studying capacity measures timetable analysis with Trainplan or traffic simulations with Railsys are made. Capacity measures are normally infrastructure investments, timetable alternatives or punctuality. For traffic simulations with Railsys, Banverket and KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) have established a Swedish Railsys user-group. This user-group is working with standardisation for using Railsys in Sweden. There is a small consultant market for traffic simulations in Sweden. In Trainplan the running times are produced by the software tools Tigris – PcGTP. Keywords: capacity analysis, capacity planning, capacity allocation, traffic simulation, Railsys. 1 Introduction 1.1 Banverket organisation Banverket, the Swedish Rail Administration, has the overall responsibility for the rail transport system in Sweden.

Keywords

capacity analysis, capacity planning, capacity allocation, traffic simulation, Railsys.