WIT Press


Train Regulation In Single-track Transit Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT970011

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

688 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Marco Galaverna, Alberto Imovilli & Giuseppe Sciutto

Abstract

This paper resumes the first part of a study which aims at assessing the performance of single-track transit systems and improving it by means of appropriate regulation techniques of train running. Firstly, theoretical performance is evaluated by assuming normal undisturbed operation; this analysis aims at providing a planning-level method to verify whether single- tracking is suitable for a particular application. Then, effects of train delays on system performance are investigated and train regulation criteria are discussed. Both an analytic model of single-track transit system operation and computer simulation are considered. 1 Introduction In several European urban areas, the possibility of reusing some sections of railway lines

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