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General model of railway transportation capacity
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.
2012 (English)In: Computers in Railways XIII: Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems, 2012, 335-347 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A general model of railway transportation capacity has been developed, which models mass transportation capacity and volume transportation capacity per unit time. It can also be adapted to passenger transportation. The model is easy to use and can handle trade-offs between conflicting effects. It is a suitable tool in capacity planning for preliminary assessment of the capacity effects of candidate investment and operating scenarios, and can point to areas where detailed analysis with other methods should be applied. Application of the capacity model to cases of higher axle loads and higher speeds in freight transportation showed significant and mixed capacity effects that would not have been obvious otherwise.

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2012. 335-347 p.
, WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, ISSN 1743-3509 ; 127
Keyword [en]
Capacity, Efficiency, Fluidity, Freight, Model, Rail, Railroad, Railway, Train
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-111809DOI: 10.2495/CR120281ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870614002ISBN: 978-1-84564-616-5OAI: diva2:587492
13th International Conference on Design and Operation in Railway Engineering, 11th to 13th September 2012 New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Available from: 2013-01-14 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-09-03Bibliographically approved

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