Economic evaluation of timetable strategies with simulation
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Capacity shortfalls on railway lines often lead to disturbances in operation and limited possibilities for traffic increase. Static and dynamic characteristics describing the capacity are an important input for cost-benefit analysis. However, they are rarely used in economics. At the same time, economic parameters are hardly ever included in capacity studies.
This paper focuses on measurements of dynamic timetable and capacity characteristics. The purpose is to identify the determining variables that influence capacity and by the railway users. Is simulation a useful method to reveal the decisive parameters? A structure for economic evaluation of the identified characteristics is to be developed.
Using mixed methods data analysis, relevant capacity characteristics are retrieved and relationships between these, static criteria and socio-economic impacts identified. The study is mainly based on passenger rail traffic between Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden and the focus is on long-distance passenger traffic. Simulation is shown to be advantageous as future scenarios can be evaluated concerning operational parameters – which according to the results of this paper are important to travelers. A structure for a future model where timetable analysis and microscopic simulation are used to reveal relevant capacity characteristics based on the findings is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Kapacitet; Transport Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-138275DiVA: diva2:680676
WCRR 2013, 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, 25-28 November 2013
QC 201610052013-12-182013-12-182016-10-05Bibliographically approved