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Towards A New Modelling Approach For Evaluating The Capacity Of New Railway Projects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030561

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

627.88 kb

Author(s)

J.H.R. van Duin & M.J. Oldenziel

Abstract

Towards a new modelling approach for evaluating the capacity of new railway projects J.H.R. van Duinl, M.J. Oldenzielz 1 Transport Policy and Logistics' Organisation, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 'RAILNED, The Netherlands Abstract Many studies on extending the Dutch railways in urban areas have been carried out recently. In order to make an appropriate judgement of the real added value of the new building traces, the capacity analysis should be evaluated on network level instead of on individual route level. For example, capacity enlargement for a specific line is not efficient if an adjacent tunnel forms a bottleneck. The total capacity for the whole line relies on this bottleneck, the chain is as strong as the weakest link! To determine the capacity of a railway line other factors can be of influence, such as split-links, moveable bridges and environmental conditions (noise constraints). In this paper a large survey of capacity

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