WIT Press


Malmbanan Traffic Simulations : Investments And Capacity Allocation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR980511

Volume

37

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,164 kb

Author(s)

Magnus Wahlborg

Abstract

Banverket, Jernbaneverket and MTAB have been studying Malmbanan by traffic simulation. The first project was to dimension the future system. The result was a Base alternative with investments in infrastructure and investments in trains. The simulation showed that the iron ore traffic is robust and the capacity situation for freight and passenger traffic is at least as good as today. The second project was to analyse an Expansion alternative with increased iron ore traffic. The result was a rejection of the Expansion alternative. A general conclusion from theese simulations is a need of improved methods in train dispatching. 1 Introduction Malmbanan (Lulea - Narvik) is 400 km long and has single track. It was originally built for i

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