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Introduction Of A New High Speed Line In A High Density Traffic Area: A Simulation Exercise

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000201

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

998 kb

Author(s)

G. Astengo, G. Cosulich & D. Marzullo

Abstract

Introduction of a new high speed line in a high density traffic area: a simulation exercise G. Astengo*, G. Cosulich*, D. Marzullo^ *SciroS.r.L, Italy Abstract The introduction of a new high speed line in an important railway area including a main station has a significant impact on the whole railway area. A sound estimation of the consequent modification of the traffic pattern is therefore required, together with the study of the new track layout of the area. Many different solutions can be considered, for the traffic pattern, the track plan and the traffic control system. The optimised solution choice involves a set of computer-based simulation models of the variables of the problem (track layout, rolling stock, signalling, traffic density) and the costs and benefits evaluation. The paper describes the study carried out for the area of Florence, where two high speed lines converge together with other seven ordinary speed lines, carrying a dense traffic of long distance pas

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