WIT Press


Analysis Of Scheduled And Real Capacity Utilisation At A Major Dutch Railway Station

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040601

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

287 kb

Author(s)

J. Yuan & I.A. Hansen

Abstract

Currently, an optimal utilisation of station capacity at a predefined punctuality level of train operations is generally not yet achievable. Based on train detection data of the Dutch Railways, an empirical investigation and analytic estimation has been performed with respect to the capacity utilisation of The Hague HS station. It has been found that the real capacity utilisation is much higher than the planned level if train delays and the early setting of train routes are incorporated. From a planning point of view, the remaining capacity that can be used by extra trains is less than 30% at some parts of the station. We show that the utilisation of station capacity, particularly the buffer time between a pair of trains and its distribution affect considerably the propagation of train d

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