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Rail Service On Triple-track Lines: Proposal And Benefits

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000401

Volume

50

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

736 kb

Author(s)

K. Katsuta, T, Koseki & S. Sone

Abstract

Rail service on triple-track lines: proposal and benefits K. Katsuta', T. Koseki* & S. Sone* * Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. ^Department of Electrical Engineering, Kogakuin University, Japan. Abstract Commuters who go to schools and offices in the morning congest trains, and this has been a serious social problem in Japan. On the other hand, the cost to purchase land for a new track is very high. The authors, therefore, propose an efficient railway operation by using a triple-track line, which has the large flexibility and provides services much better than a double-track line, as well as not much worse than a quadruple-track line, with novel train scheduling adapting demand structure. The significance of the railway service on a triple-track line has been verified based on the calculations of waiting time, boarding time of passengers, and costs of facilities for the operations. 1 Introduction T

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