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Improving punctuality of train traffic on Western main line of Swedish railway network: Simulation approach
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Traffic and Logistics (closed 20110301).
2010 (English)In: Proceedings Of The ASME Rail Transportation Division Fall Conference 2009, ASME Press, 2010, 15-24 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Western main line is one of the most important railway lines in Sweden. The line section from Stockholm to Katrineholm, which connects the largest cities of the Sweden i.e. Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, is studied. This line has heterogeneous train traffic consisting high-speed, regional, freight and commuter trains. This paper attempts to study different factors affecting punctuality on this railway line concentrating on traffic problem around Gnesta station and commuter train turn-back scenario - a bottleneck - at the same station. Simulation of existing and modified timetable is done using train traffic simulation software "Railsys". Experiments including examining effect of rescheduling train timings, capacity enhancement and infrastructure changes in rail network are conducted and investigated. Robustness analysis is performed from the results of simulation and investigation of the consequences of delays and comparison of how different features in the timetables affect the robustness is done.

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ASME Press, 2010. 15-24 p.
, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rail Transportation Division (Publication) RTD, ISSN 1078-8883
Keyword [en]
Capacity enhancement, Commuter trains, High-speed, Rail networks, Railsys, Railway line, Railway network, Robustness analysis, Simulation approach, Stockholm, Traffic problems, Train traffic
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Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149403DOI: 10.1115/RTDF2009-18008ISI: 000282390600003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77952827978ISBN: 978-0-7918-4894-4OAI: diva2:739578
2009 ASME Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, 20 October 2009 through 21 October 2009, Fort Worth, TX, United States

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Available from: 2014-08-21 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2015-06-23Bibliographically approved

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