WIT Press


Station Capacity And Stability Of Train Operations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000781

Volume

50

Pages

8

Published

2000

Size

705 kb

Author(s)

L.A. Hansen

Abstract

Station capacity and stability of train operations LA. Hansen Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo Sciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Abstract The capacity of railway stations is determined by the characteristics of the tracks, platforms, crossovers, signals, rolling stock, and the timetable. For design purposes the expected track occupation can be estimated on the basis of deterministic routes, train speeds, travel times, stop times and frequencies. Stochastic impacts on arrival and departure times generally intend to be compensated by travel time supplements and buffer times. The amount of train waiting time due to conflicting claims of routes at a station in case of delays is estimated by means of both queuing theory and a max-plus algebra approach. The principle characteristics, as well as shortcomings of these analytical models in order to assess station capacity and stability of train services are discussed. A comparison of th

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