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CAPRES Network Capacity Assessment For Swiss North-South Rail Freight Traffic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000211

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,062 kb

Author(s)

L. Lucchini, R. Rivier & D. Emery

Abstract

CAPRES network capacity assessment for Swiss North-South rail freight traffic L. Lucchini, R. Rivier, D. Emery Institute of Transportation Planning Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne Abstract CAPRES model (Railway Network Capacity Assessment System) has been developed to help planners to design timetables at the network level and to saturate them, making it possible through the process to evaluate the capacity of the network. The model has been developed by ITEP (Institute of Transportation Planning of the EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) in partnership with the Swiss Federal Railways. During the timetable saturation process, CAPRES takes into account infrastructure, rolling stock, and operations characteristics; then, it proceeds according to user-defined strategies that involve train succession rules and priorities allocation, especially concerning the use of available capacity, for the various train categories [1]. CAPRES has b

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