WIT Press


General Model Of Railway Transportation Capacity

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR120281

Volume

127

Pages

13

Page Range

335 - 347

Published

2012

Size

3511 kb

Author(s)

H. E. Boysen

Abstract

A general model of railway transportation capacity has been developed, which models mass transportation capacity and volume transportation capacity per unit time. It can also be adapted to passenger transportation. The model is easy to use and can handle trade-offs between conflicting effects. It is a suitable tool in capacity planning for preliminary assessment of the capacity effects of candidate investment and operating scenarios, and can point to areas where detailed analysis with other methods should be applied. Application of the capacity model to cases of higher axle loads and higher speeds in freight transportation showed significant and mixed capacity effects that would not have been obvious otherwise. Keywords: capacity, efficiency, fluidity, freight, model, rail, railroad, railway, train.

Keywords

capacity, efficiency, fluidity, freight, model, rail, railroad, railway,train